Selecting the Right OEM for Your Packaging Needs

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Choosing a new equipment manufacturer? Selecting the right Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for your packaging machinery needs is crucial for the success of your business. Reliable and efficient packaging machinery significantly impacts your bottom line. Downtime is costly and it creates a headache for everyone involved. Here are 5 important things to consider when choosing a packaging machinery OEM for your packaging equipment needs.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

  1. Experience and Expertise
  2. Quality of Equipment
  3. Service and Support
  4. Cost-Effective Solutions
  5. Customization and Flexibility

Experience and Expertise

Experience and expertise are critical when it comes to packaging machinery manufacturing. An OEM with a proven track record of delivering high-quality packaging machinery can help ensure that your machinery is reliable and meets your production needs. Consider the OEM’s experience in the industry, and their expertise in the specific type of machinery you require. Ask for testimonials or real customer feedback from others in the industry who have experience with the OEM you are considering.

Quality of the equipment

The quality of the packaging machinery you purchase will directly impact the quality of your final product. Consider the OEM’s reputation for delivering high-quality equipment, and ask for references and case studies to validate their claims. Remember, “cheap” equipment may cost less on the front end, but the low price often comes with sacrifices to quality that make the overall cost of ownership (maintenance, downtime, frustration) more expensive than high quality machinery in the long run.

Service and Support

Regular maintenance and support are crucial to ensuring that your packaging machinery operates smoothly. Consider the level of service and support offered by the OEM, and whether they have a team of qualified technicians available to provide on-site support. In many cases, OEMs offer preventative maintenance packages and/or schedules to help keep your equipment up and running, healthy, and long-lasting.

Cost-Effective Solutions

Cost is a critical consideration when choosing an OEM for your packaging machinery needs. Look for an OEM that offers cost-effective solutions that meet your budget and production needs. Consider the cost of ownership, including the cost of maintenance and spare parts. A cost-effective solution is not always the “cheapest” equipment. In most applications, quality and dependability drives cost-effectiveness more than purchase price.

Customization and Flexibility

Every business has unique production needs, and it is important to choose a packaging machinery OEM that offers customization and flexibility. Consider the OEM’s ability to customize their machinery to meet your specific production needs and whether they can offer flexible solutions to accommodate changes in your production process. Consider the OEMs engineering capability, and their history supplying quality equipment for your industry’s unique and challenging needs.


Choosing the right packaging machinery OEM is crucial for the success of your business. The right equipment will make your business more profitable by reducing costs and ensuring the quality of your final product.

At Coast Integrated, we are your one-stop shop for a wide variety of custom packaging machinery, including turnkey systems comprised of unscrambling, packaging, sealing, labeling, coding, and end-of-line systems like case-packers and palletizers. We also offer a wide range of additional equipment like material handling solutions, process equipment like tanks and compressed air systems, PET bottle-making systems, and small-footprint rental equipment.

We are here to help educate you on your available options by working one-on-one with you to find the OEM that best suits your unique needs.