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Vertical Integration in Manufacturing Matters

EVS Metal has been an industry-leading fabricator since 1994, but over the years, we’ve become much more than that and consider it a point of pride that we’re able to consistently deliver a true experience of vertical integration in manufacturing to our customers. Why is this important?  Because we are able to keep many — if not most — processes all in one place: under our own roof.  In this way, we are able to control each step from design and engineering through fabrication, finishing and even final delivery to the end-user.  

What processes are vertically integrated at EVS Metal?

Our desire to provide customers with cost-effective, cohesive solutions to their manufacturing needs has resulted in our development and implementation of a range of programs that include capabilities such as:

  • Industrial Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fabrication Finishing Processes, e.g. Powder Coating
  • Value-Added Assembly
  • Electronic Integration
  • CNC Machining and Laser Cutting
  • Burn-In Testing
  • Packaging
  • Logistics
  • Shipping
  • Installation
  • After-Sale Maintenance

How to Tell if a Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication Company is Vertically Integrated

It’s important to note that there are manufacturers that say that feature vertical integration but aren’t truly capable of providing the same range of services as EVS Metal.  However, it can difficult to tell without a certain amount of research. Before contracting with any fabrication or manufacturing company that makes this particular claim, it’s imperative that these assertions be investigated by:

  • Touring the manufacturer’s physical location, including business office and shop floor
  • Reviewing a current customer list
  • Interviewing several of the manufacturer’s current/recent customers
  • Understanding typical lead times (more than 16 weeks is generally a bad sign)
  • Checking payment terms, which should be in alignment with industry standards

Even though they may say otherwise, many manufacturers only truly function well in one vertical with a limited number of capabilities, which can result in customers having to contract with and project manage multiple companies, priorities and processes across the country, if not overseas. The time wasted on this sort of back and forth alone can add tens of thousands of dollars to a project’s bottom line. Investing in a single, fully integrated manufacturing solution that not only provides fabrication services but many other solutions in-house can simplify the process while helping to keep costs in check.

Ready to discover how EVS’s vertically integrated, in-house manufacturing services can benefit your company? Simply request a quote online, or call us at (973) 839-4432 today.


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