More success through independence from suppliers
6 reasons why a vacuum press should not be missing in any company.
More and more craft businesses are recognizing the enormous advantages of being independent from external suppliers. More and more often craftsmen base their business on this knowledge and — as we keep hearing — would do it again at any time. For this reason, today we would like to name you 6 reasons how you can sustainably increase your success by being independent from supplier companies.
1. Production reliability

Expand your product range, submit offers faster and deliver consistent results.

Perhaps you are familiar with the following scenario: A customer requests an offer for a whole project and in your head you are already going through which parts you can make by yourself and which you have to order from a supplier. After the planning phase, offers from suppliers are first obtained, compared and selected before you can make an overall offer to your customer. When you finally have the offer ready, the customer has already bought from the competition.

There must be a faster way, right? There is one! By increasing your production reliability.

A vacuum press gives you the necessary variety of applications with which you can make many things yourself that you previously ordered from a supplier company. This means full planning security, quick and direct preparation of offers for your customers and maximum certainty that the result comes from a single source.
2. Delivery reliability

Convince your customers with guaranteed delivery dates and short delivery times.

Perhaps you are familiar with the following scenario: You want to realize a project, but you have to order certain semi-finished products from different supplier companies. It is not uncommon for semi-finished products to be integrated into the process step by step and some have to be installed before other products. But then two out of three suppliers fail to meet the delivery date. The project stands still, although you have long wanted to deliver to your customers. And your customer is waiting.

There must be an easier way, right? There is one! By increasing your delivery reliability.

With the variety of applications of a vacuum press, you can design your processes largely independently of suppliers. This means full planning security, fixed processes, effective time savings and, as a result, short delivery times and delivery dates your customers will appreciate.
3. Complaint security

Avoid delays due to fluctuating product quality from suppliers or fulfill change requests from customers quickly and easily.

Perhaps you are familiar with the following scenario: You order your semi-finished products from different supplier companies. First you get quotes, compare them, choose the best and wait for delivery. But then you receive a product that either does not meet your quality standards, is not what you really ordered, or there are slight color differences. So you complain and wait again. And the project stands still. And your customers are waiting.

There must be an easier way, right? There is one! By increasing your complaint security.

With a vacuum press you set your quality standards independently of suppliers. That means full security, no delays and good overall results. Even if your customers should have change requests at the end, you are the only relevant contact.
4. More profit

Increase your share in the value chain, avoid idle times and compensate for times when the workload is low.

Perhaps you are familiar with the following scenario: A customer sends you an inquiry, you make him an offer for the entire project and then you realize that your contribution margin after your own costs could actually be much higher. You are wondering why your supplier cannot be cheaper or whether you can still ask for a discount so that your margin is higher. After all, you don't work for your suppliers, but for yourself.

Right. And you can do this by covering more processes in the value chain.

A vacuum press gives you the necessary variety of applications with which you can make many things yourself that you previously ordered from a supplier company. That means you have higher a margin, you avoid idle times or use low-order times for the pre-production of important semi-finished products.
5. Sustainability & environmental protection

You alone decide on the materials used and avoid unnecessary transport routes.

Perhaps you are familiar with the following scenario: You order from a supplier and ask yourself where they get their materials from. Fairtrade, rainforest or recycled plastic? And somehow the semi-finished products have to come to you - which means transport routes. But actually you don't want to pollute the environment and sell this sustainability aspect as a direct customer benefit.

There must be an easier way, right? There is one! By making sure your products only contain what you want.

A vacuum press gives you the necessary variety of applications with which you can make many things yourself that you previously ordered from a supplier company. This means increased influence on the materials used and no transport routes for numerous semi-finished products.
6. Lower purchase costs

Lower your purchase costs for basic materials and reduce the purchase of semi-finished products.

You order a large amount of basic materials that you can use for several projects at a discounted price. And then there are also semi-finished products that you have to buy in small quantities at a high price, since in-house production would be even more expensive, too time-consuming or even impossible. Although the basic materials would be available in the appropriate quantities at a good price.

There must be an easier way, right? There is one! By increasing your variety of applications.

A vacuum press gives you the necessary variety of applications with which you can process many materials into a wide variety of workpieces without any effort. That means bigger order quantities, lower prices and higher profit margins.
A vacuum press costs nothing. It is an investment that pays for itself quickly.
Many craft businesses that switch to a vacuum press recognize the meaning of the above sentence after a very short time. Because they enjoy all of the above advantages and more. But more on that in another blog.

Users already get all the advantages with PIONEER BASIC — the affordable entry-level machine for laminated bending and form veneering. (Modularly expandable for maximum investment security).

We would be happy to advise you as a craft colleague on all possibilities.

Your Columbus team — the vacuum press expert with the heart of a craftsman.
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