At Firstronic, re-shoring isn’t just a talking point; it has become our major source of business growth. Our team is so responsive that our customers outsource to us not only for product destined for the US, but also globally. Five of our recent projects included products exported to Mexico, China, Korea, or India. A sixth program involved reshoring production back from China.
What is driving this phenomenon? The answer is simple: our customers recognize the total cost savings achievable when their U.S. product development team can work with a responsive, lean contract manufacturing partner close to home. We cut time in their new product development cycles, meet or exceed their quality requirements, and support their hard-to-predict demand patterns.
In recognition of this success in proving that ‘Made in USA’ and more importantly, ‘Made in Michigan,’ is still a cost competitive option, Firstronic has been awarded State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants two years in a row via the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC’s) Pure Michigan Export Program. We are also part of the West Michigan Medical Device Consortium (WMMDC) which provides a Michigan-based supply chain solution to medical customers.
When done strategically, outsourcing can be a highly cost competitive option that preserves U.S. jobs. If you’d like to learn more about the true cost benefits associated with speed of project launch, schedule flexibility, ease of communication and superior quality, contact us.