Why Should I Choose a U.S.-Based Electronics Manufacturing Company?

Category: Electronic ManufacturingPublished on 2016 Jul, 22Author

For the last 20+ years, offshoring of electronic manufacturing services has been the standard. Foreign-based companies lure clients with promises of lower productions costs, but many companies have discovered that these promises do not always ring true. Between hidden costs, long turnaround times, and the rapid growth of cost-of-living in China, more and more companies are looking to U.S.-based contractors to manufacture their products.


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For the last 20+ years, offshoring of electronic manufacturing services has been the standard. Foreign-based companies lure clients with promises of lower productions costs, but many companies have discovered that these promises do not always ring true. Between hidden costs, long turnaround times, and the rapid growth of cost-of-living in China, more and more companies are looking to U.S.-based contractors to manufacture their products.

There are several reasons why you should choose Telan Corporation, an electronic manufacturing company in Pennsylvania, for all your custom circuit board and PCB assembly needs:

  • Industry Standards – Products manufactured in the United States must comply with certain performance and safety regulations, but overseas companies often don’t adhere to these standards. Offshore companies either have different standards, or are lax in meeting them, or both. The result is circuit boards that often cannot be used or sold in America. At Telan Corp we follow IPC-A-610 standards, so you can have confidence our Pennsylvania electronic manufacturing services will deliver quality products.
  • Labor Standards – Not only does America have standards for products, they also have rules about how workers are to be treated. Overseas companies are notorious for having deplorable working conditions and paying their workers poorly. This can lead to public backlash as potential customers will blame you for using unethical labor, not just the sub-contractor.
  • Counterfeit Parts – One of the reasons foreign-based companies can offer lowers costs is because they use counterfeit parts. Not only do counterfeit products raise issues of reliability, they make it impossible to retain quality control. The safety and integrity of your product could be compromised, leading to lost business or even lawsuits.
  • Timeliness – Technology is rapidly changing, to the point that iPhones are outdated within a year. Companies need to have a fast turnaround on their products to remain competitive. Overseas companies could take months to complete and ship a product, while American companies have a much faster turnaround time. At Telan Corporation, we can have prototypes to you in 7-10 days, and normal production delivered in 3-4 weeks.

Quality Electronic Manufacturing Services in Pennsylvania

Although the lure of “cheap” overseas labor can be appealing, choosing a reliable and experienced U.S.-based manufacturer is the best choice for your company. Telan Corporation has been providing contract electronic manufacturing services in Pennsylvania for over 35 years. We have the standards, the facilities and the equipment to meet all your needs, from prototypes to large production runs. Contact us today and let us become your contract electronics manufacturer of choice.

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