Original Design Manufacturer
Handling Specialty is often referred to as an OEM, or Original Equipment Manufacturer, and that is an accurate description, as we produce original, custom equipment, however, a more apt one is ODM, or Original Design Manufacturer. An ODM creates original product designs based on the customer’s guidelines but also manufactures those designs.
Each original creation is a custom piece of equipment or series of equipment where the customer generally owns the rights to the completed project. In these cases, an NDA, or Non-disclosure agreement is signed.
What is an ODM?
An ODM has many moving parts, and preferably they are all in-house, providing a turn-key solution for a customer’s project. Handling Specialty specializes in womb-to-tomb design and manufacturing processes, seeing a project through from start to finish. How do we do it? We have the talent in place from technical sales to engineering & design, manufacturing, logistics, project management, installation, training, and parts & services.
An original design manufacturer should offer each of these disciplines to maintain a cohesive hold over any given project. Custom jobs benefit from experience in every department, and in-house capabilities to keep a project on track across the many hands that will touch them are invaluable.
A responsible ODM of heavy-duty material handling equipment understands the industry it’s designing and manufacturing for, has the people and processes in place to make a custom design/build project as seamless as possible, and delivers the customer’s product on time and with an excellent support strategy.
Handling Specialty employs electrical designers, hydraulic engineers, mechanical designers, mechanical engineers, controls designers, and applications engineers in our engineering department whose combined experience creates impressive results under the guidance of our Engineering manager.
Our Manufacturing department employs electricians, millwrights, welders, assembly personnel, blast & paint operations, and much more under the leadership of our Operations Manager.
Parts and services, procurement, logistics, sales, project management, and administration all contribute to the whole and offer our customers the best-in-class ODM experience.
In business since 1963, Handling Specialty is a well-respected ODM, OEM, and SEM company serving top-tier clients from multiple industries with quality custom material handling solutions.
Contact our technical sales today to enquire about your custom equipment requirements for assembly, manufacturing, repair, and maintenance facility processes.