Characteristics of the Best Contract Sewing Companies
By Wayne Hiegert – VP Sales & Marketing
Contract sewing companies can provide an extraordinary benefit to many OEMs. They can design, engineer, prototype, and manufacture products such as specialty cases for fire and safety, medical, industrial, and defense OEMs
There are several contract sewing companies you can choose from, but some will meet your needs much better than others. Here are some things to consider as you choose the company best suited for you.
- The best contract sewing companies offer design and engineering services. Design and engineering services help ensure you are getting the exact product you require. When you know you need a new product, someone has to design that product. If you don’t have designers on your own staff, working with those on your contract sewing company’s payroll is incredibly helpful and cost saving. If you do have designer’s on your staff the contract sewing company’s designers will still be able to help along the way, including with prototyping.
- The best contract sewing companies use a wide-range of technologies, and materials, such as fire and corrosion resistant and many other materials. In addition, they offer specialty heat sealing technologies, like RF welding to create impermeable seals. Consider the technologies that might benefit products you need, and begin by talking only to companies that can meet these needs.
- The best contract sewing companies offer great customer service and timely production. Be certain you understand what you can expect in terms of lead-time on design and production services. In addition, get a good handle on how well your company will communicate with you regarding your orders and any other needs.