Manufacturer of Hydraulic Presses

The importance of buying your key machines at home

February 28, 2018

The competitive gap between Asia and North America is getting narrower. The Great Recession, increases in energy costs and, by extension, higher costs for shipping have all contributed to the Chinese and other Asian economies being less competitive in recent times.

And this is good news if you’re in the market for a new or used hydraulic press.

While it may be okay to shop overseas for such items as mass-produced components, bulk items such as clothing, office supplies—toys, even—it just makes sense to leave shopping for the big stuff to a supplier closer to home. There are three key reasons for this.

Have you ever checked out the website or an online list of Asian manufacturers of hydraulic presses? It’s often not a pretty sight. The translations into English are poor at best, and leave you wondering how you will be able to communicate with many of the companies listed. A hydraulic press is an expensive item to purchase, so the need to be able to communicate easily with your supplier is vital.

Whilst projects such as purchasing a new hydraulic press should not be rushed, we must be reasonable. A new client or project may demand a new press to enable you to deliver a project. Perhaps an older press breaks down and it’s not cost effective to repair. the bottom line is that you need to replace that machine. It goes without saying that turnaround time then becomes a key issue, and a supplier that’s closer to home will be able to meet your needs more easily.

If you wish to purchase a custom-designed hydraulic press, you’ll have to be prepared to deal closely with your supplier—and likely on a regular basis. It just makes sense that for such an intricate project, you need to deal with a company that’s closer to home, easy to communicate with and has the proven skills to realize your requests.

When it comes to buying the key machines that keep your business running, find a North American Hydraulic press dealer you can trust.