How to Choose Your Surplus Gearbox Supplier

It is important to consider more than price when choosing the right industrial supplier for surplus gearboxes and gear reducers. Considerations like the quality of the part, the reliability of the supplier, and what service options they offer should factor into your decision.

To ensure you get the best value for your dollar, work with an industrial supplier like NW Industrial Sales, LLC. Our team has over 75 years of combined experience working with multiple industries.

In this article we’ll provide a step-by-step guide to how to source new suppliers for industrial parts.

What Do You Need From Your Vendor?

Choosing the right industrial supplier means determining what requirements your business has and then looking specifically for a supplier that meets those needs.

Here are some examples:

  • If you need to maintain seals to minimize leaks, such as in the petroleum, pharmaceuticals, or food industries, you would need a supplier that offers a wide range of sealing solutions. Your supplier will also need to maintain a large product inventory, so parts are available when you need them. 
  • If your machinery uses gear reducers from a specific manufacturer, such as Falk gear reducers, you need to make sure that the vendor you work with is not only familiar with the parts, but has them in stock.
  • Perhaps you need parts, but you’re also looking for a vendor who can repair and maintain them.  Working with a one-stop-shop vendor is a great way to save time andmoney.

Traits to Look For In An Industrial Supplier

Traits to look for in an industrial supplier.

Here are some basic traits to look for when weighing different industrial suppliers:

How to Source New Suppliers for Industrial Parts

With initial research and strategy in hand, you have a few options when it comes to creating a shortlist of potential suppliers. It’s best to pursue two or more of these strategies to cast a wider net.

Get Recommendations

Connect with business contacts or friends in your industry about the suppliers they work with. They can provide insights into harder to research details like customer service, reliability, and quality. They can also give you a sense of the supplier’s strengths and weaknesses.

Browse Directories & Trade Press

An easy way to quickly find potential new suppliers is to use a directory to find suppliers in your area. A gearbox supplier that has a warehouse close by is more valuable than one two counties away. 

Trade magazines and publications often have advertisements from industry-specific suppliers. While you can’t find out every detail about a supplier from an ad, it can be helpful to look over these publications to gather an initial list to research.

Contact Trade Associations & Chambers of Commerce

A trade association can provide direct connections with potential suppliers or point you toward local suppliers. You may also foster closer business ties through these organizations, creating worthwhile relationships.

Choose NW Industrial Sales, LLC for Quality Surplus Gearboxes

Close up of a gear box.NW Industrial Sales, LLC provides excellent quality, timely turnaround, friendly customer service, and reliable surplus gearbox parts backed by over 75 years of combined experience.

We offer a large inventory of gearboxes, gear reducers, fluid sealing solutions, and more. We’re also proud agents of Rexnord Industrial Services, which means our clients have access to their nationwide maintenance network.

If you want to learn more or speak with one of our specialists, contact us today. We are available 24/7 to help you.

2022-05-20T15:22:31+00:00January 5th, 2022|
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