There’s a number of things to consider when identifying the right garage door manufacturer – entering into a working relationship with the wrong company can cost a business dearly, both financially and in terms of reputation. Tradedor have created a list of things you need to be aware of when choosing a garage door manufacturer.
This goes without saying – the quality of a manufacturer’s product is absolutely crucial. Regardless of lead times, regardless of prices – if the quality of product is poor, then it can significantly hamper the reputation of any business. When choosing a manufacturer, make sure their products use high quality, long-lasting materials.
Can the manufacturer keep up with your desired output? If you choose a manufacturer with a lower production capacity, then you’re likely to end up with a backlog of orders, which can result in cancellations and disgruntled customers. If possible, visit the manufacturer’s premises to see their production space first-hand. Of course, higher quality products may take longer to produce, but this may not always be a bad thing – customers are often accepting of longer lead times for higher quality products.
Does the manufacturer have its own transportation fleet? If not, do they have a contract with a reputable logistics company? The speed and efficiency of transportation will obviously have a significant impact on lead times, so make sure any potential manufacturer has the necessary capabilities or partnerships to provide you with the service you need.
Where possible, consider sustainability and ‘green’ practices when it comes to shipping and logistics. Whether it’s biofuel-powered vehicles or the use of sustainable packaging, there are plenty of things that can be done to reduce the environmental impact of shipping and transportation.
Many companies opt for overseas manufacturers because costs can be lower and output can be increased – but this can often be at the expense of product quality and lead times. When you choose a domestic manufacturer, lead times are shorter, the environmental impact of transport is significantly lower, and it’s easier to communicate with a manufacturer in the same country.
Tradedor are the UK’s foremost garage door manufacturers, with years of experience in the manufacture of roller and sectional garage doors for domestic and trade customers around the country. With a commitment to the highest quality products, effective service and complete customer satisfaction, you can place total faith in our integrity and our abilities. To find out more about our garage doors, or to discuss opening a trade account with us, get in touch today.