Do you wonder what an EMS or Electronics manufacturing services company is?
Your company might have the workforce and skilled people to design and create new exciting products. It can be a B2B or B2C product. Naturally, not all new products have electronics as an integer part of the final design, but the trend is clear. More and more products need electronics as a part of the strategy, and here is a financial challenge for many companies.
The design and product development of components (PCB/PCBA) are often demanding and require specialist knowledge and production capabilities. Capabilities that can be expensive to have as an internal department and costly because your company can not benefit enough from hiring the people needed for minor projects. Now, this is where a partnership with an Electronics manufacturing services company, also called EMS provider, comes in handy.
Using an EMS provider can help you fast track your product development, enabling your new product to become ready for sale and scale-up in the shortest period. You will most likely also work together with an electronics specialist to avoid some nasty pitfalls in your development phase. Often you will get help to design your product in the cheapest possible way, also taking aftersales and implementation and service into consideration on your behalf.
Is using an EMS the cheapest way to your success? If you do not have enough projects, so hiring staff makes good sense, you will most likely benefit from working together with an EMC.
You will be surprised by the level of experience you can benefit from without compromising your product’s cost level. The best EMC companies have been where you need to go many times before and provide you with valuable insight and if your project needs an entirely new direction during your development phase.
What must you do to get a great partnership from your new EMS partner? First and foremost, you need to be open and honest about where you want to go with your product. You might want to bring your potential EMC partner closer by letting them into the secrets of your product. You might want to let them sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), so talks can take place in an open forum with them. It is of great benefit for you to be as precise as possible concerning your product and timeline for completion and scale in unit numbers and expected timeline.