A leading lift equipment manufacturer partnered with Zetwerk to overcome supply chain challenges by reverse engineering critical components and establishing efficient logistics, ensuring a seamless and cost-effective production process.

Here is the list of challenges that the customer faced:

Vendor’s capacity limitations causing supply disruptions
Intellectual property constraints on critical components
Need for efficient logistics and warehousing solutions

The Challenge

The client faced supply disruptions due to a vendor’s capacity limitations and intellectual property constraints on hydraulic tanks. Additionally, they required efficient logistics and warehousing solutions to manage the supply chain between India and the US.

Identifying the problem

Zetwerk reverse-engineered the hydraulic tanks using samples, creating detailed drawings and first article samples through a partner in India. Rigorous testing ensured quality standards. Additionally, Zetwerk leveraged its global network to manage the entire supply chain, providing seamless logistics and warehousing solutions in the US.

Zetwerk’s Solution

Zetwerk reverse-engineered hydraulic tanks, developed reliable Indian suppliers, and optimized designs to cut costs. They managed a global supply chain for just-in-time delivery and implemented strict quality controls. Additionally, they established US warehousing to support just-in-time delivery and reduce inventory

Reverse engineering of hydraulic tanks to bypass IP constraints
Rigorous testing and quality assurance of first article samples
Efficient management of supply chain logistics and warehousing between India and the US

“Our ability to react and provide effective solutions when challenges arise has made us a trusted partner for our clients.”

Dan Bachelet

Director of Operations, Zetwerk Manufacturing USA Inc.

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Our services include secondary operations and local warehousing in Mexico and the US, supported by a global supply chain network to reduce tariffs.

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We offer versatile and high-quality production capabilities from die casting to CNC machining.


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