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OEM Suppliers: What It Means Buying Direct

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In today’s fast-evolving manufacturing landscape, the term “OEM suppliers” often takes center stage. It’s an acronym you’ve likely come across frequently, but do you fully understand what it means, especially when it comes to buying directly from the manufacturer?


In this blog, we aim to demystify OEM suppliers and shed light on the advantages and considerations when purchasing products directly from the source.



In the world of manufacturing, being the trusted OEM supplier means not just

providing tools, but building the foundation for innovation and precision.


OEM Unveiled


OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer.” In essence, it refers to a company that designs and manufactures a product or component that is then used in another company’s final product. This concept is widespread across various industries, including automotive, electronics, and machinery. But what does it entail when you, as a consumer, buy directly from the OEM?


Advantages of Direct OEM Purchasing


Quality Assurance: When you buy directly from the OEM, you can be more confident in the quality of the product. You’re getting the genuine article, designed and crafted by the experts who know it inside out. This is especially crucial in industries like manufacturing, where precision and reliability are paramount.


Customization Possibilities: OEMs often offer customization options to tailor products to your specific needs. This means you can get a product that perfectly fits your requirements, whether it’s a CNC machine or an OEM tool.


Direct Support: Dealing directly with the manufacturer means you have a direct line of communication for any inquiries, support, or technical assistance you may need. This can lead to quicker issue resolution and enhanced customer satisfaction.


Transparent Information: OEMs can provide you with in-depth product information, including specifications, maintenance guidelines, and warranty details. This transparency empowers you to make informed decisions.


Cost Efficiency: By eliminating intermediaries like retailers or distributors, buying directly from the OEM can often result in cost savings. This is particularly beneficial for businesses looking to optimize their budgets.


Considerations for Direct OEM Purchases


Product Knowledge: While buying from the OEM offers numerous advantages, it also means you need to have a solid understanding of the product and its technical aspects. Be prepared to invest time in learning about the product to make the most of your purchase.


Maintenance and Support: Understand the after-sales support and maintenance services provided by the OEM. Ensure that you have access to the necessary resources and expertise to keep your equipment running smoothly.


Lead Times: Depending on the complexity and customization of the product, lead times for direct purchases from OEMs may vary. Plan accordingly to avoid delays in your operations.


Racer Machinery International: Your Trusted OEM Partner


As an industry leader in CNC machines and OEM tools, Racer Machinery International exemplifies the advantages of buying direct from the manufacturer. Our commitment to quality, customization, and customer support ensures that you receive the best possible solutions for your manufacturing needs.


When you choose Racer as your OEM partner, you gain access to a world of precision engineering, innovative technology, and a dedicated team ready to assist you at every step of the journey. With us, OEM is more than just a buzzword; it’s a commitment to excellence and a promise of reliability.


When buying direct from the manufacturer, like Racer Machinery International, you’re not just purchasing a product; you’re investing in quality, customization, and a partnership that ensures your success. Demystify OEM and experience the difference it can make in your manufacturing endeavors.

A successful outcome at Euromold 2007 in Frankfurt, Germany

Germany was the stepping stone for RMI as the company branches off into the global market. With the success of Euromold 2007, RMI plans to attend many more international exhibitions in 2008. Visit our news & events page for upcoming events and annoucments.

Join us at Houstex Southwest Manufacturing Event

Join us at Eastec – Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts May 16th to May 18th 2017

Join us May 16th – May 18th at Eastec in Springfield, MA.

You can find us at booth #1152.

“With more than 500 exhibitors, complimentary conference sessions, industry keynotes and much more, EASTEC is an event dedicated to keeping northeast manufacturers competitive. It’s where manufacturing ideas, processes and products that make an impact in the northeast region, are highlighted through exhibits, education and networking events. The event offers a unique chance to connect with resources that can solve your company’s most pressing problems, improve productivity and increase profits…”

Come visit us at our booth for new special promotions.

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Join us at MFG4 Aerospace – Defense – Medicial

Join us February 28th – March 2th at Houstex in Houston Texas.

You can find us at booth #1222.

“As an industry-leading Southwest manufacturing event, HOUSTEX attracts suppliers, distributors and machinery builders from throughout North America. With aisle after aisle of exhibitors and products to investigate, you’re sure to find technologies that can transform your business and industry. HOUSTEX is the premier manufacturing event in Texas….”

Come visit us at our booth for new product launches in 2017 as well as a special show promotion.

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Join us at Expo Maq Machine Tools Show

Join us May 3rd – 5th at MFG4 in Hartford Connecticut.

You can find us at booth #1651.

“Mfg4 surpasses the traditional manufacturing technology event by delivering content and suppliers mandated by industry. Mfg4 is an event for industry developed by industry, with an emphasis on industry-specific solutions with attention to cross-collaboration…”

The Mfg4 exhibit focuses on “…aerospace, defense (including arms) and medical device industries have much in common. All three are challenged by long project lifecycles, stringent government regulations, mission-critical quality control and a subsequent need for cutting-edge technology…”

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Join us at AeroDef® 2016

Join us April 12th – 15th 2016 in Poliforum Leon Mexico.

You can find us at booth #1826.

“With over 16,000 people attendance from all over the country.

EXPOMAQ took place in its second edition. One of the most important shows of the year, where high technology machinery, industrial and users people met at Poliforum Leon.

With the participation of 200 national and international exhibitors representing 300 brands, EXPOMAQ is the only exhibition of machinery, peripherals and industry services where worldwide makers and distributors from the Construction, Management for Cargo Storage and Machine Tools sectors can get in touch.

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Launch of Racer’s new brand identity

Join us February 9th and 10th at AeroDef® in Long Beach California.

You can find us at booth #213.

“AeroDef® Manufacturing is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by the SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, our mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.

AeroDef® showcases the industry’s most advanced technologies across an innovative floor plan designed to facilitate interaction and business relationships between exhibitors and buyers looking for integrated solutions…”

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Launch of our RACER multi-brand website

Big change for RACER! Racer Machinery International Inc. is thrilled to announce the launch of our new brand identity. A new image but the same company.

You will being noticing new branding through our stationary, products and swag coming in the next couple weeks. This new look represents the future of Racer Machinery International Inc. as we look forward to a more modernized look while maintaining the experience and wisdom gained over the years.

We hope you like our new colors and look.

Asset Acquistion of Standard Modern™ Lathes

It’s here! Racer Machinery International Inc. is thrilled to announce the launch of our fresh, new website! With a greater depth of information and resources and a creatively revamped look – is better than ever.

The biggest change that you will notice on our new website in the separation of our three locally made machinery brands – our custom engineered Phantom Machine Technology™, Standard Modern™ Lathes and E-R Maier™ Saws. Each brand now has its’ own website with specific information related to each brand…3 brands, one company.

We invite you to check out our new website and we welcome all feedback. Thanks for checking us out!

Our website has been renovated and updated.

We are excited to annouce the launching of our E-R Maier saws branded website. Designed around the new logo colors and filled with information related to our saw product line. You can find manuals, install instructions and product details. Have a look through and let us know what you think!