Finding the right manufacturer for PCBs, Magnetics or Aluminum Extrusions can be a difficult process. The vetting process that you go through can put you in touch with people who are either confusing or frustrating, or who aren’t necessarily as reliable as you would like them to be.

When you’re trying to find the right manufacturer, you’re likely to have two major concerns:

Concern #1: You want to maintain the lowest possible costs, while still maintaining high quality, so you can be competitive in the marketplace.

Concern #2: You want a manufacturer that is reliable with lead-times and communication, so that you always know what to expect.

At Gabrian, we completely understand your concerns about manufacturers.

There are plenty of manufacturers out there that are too unreliable to stick to timelines, or who don’t necessarily put a lot of thought into helping you reduce your costs. Because of this, here are 2 questions you’ll probably want to ask your potential partner:

Question #1: Can you take a look at our designs and then make thoughtful design changes and component substitutions?

Question #2: What are the lead-times for components and materials, and can you ensure on-time delivery?

When you ask them these questions and listen carefully to how they answer, you’ll have a better idea of whether the manufacturer has what it takes to help you achieve the lowest possible costs, and whether or not they are reliable enough to stay on schedule. If they’re not clear about lead-times and the overall onboarding schedule, you may be at risk of delayed deliveries.

At Gabrian, we take great pride in our design capabilities and on-time delivery.

With 20 years of experience as a company, we have the ability to take a look at your designs and determine if there are any items that can be substituted or design changes that can be made to reduce costs or increase efficiency during the manufacturing process. We are also up front about lead-times, and pride ourselves on our ability to deliver on time (And maintain clear communication along every step of the way).

Here’s what our onboarding process with new clients looks like:

1) Analyze your product spec (Check for potential design changes or component substitutions)

2) Sample production and approval


4) Analyze component lead-times and prepare manufacturing schedule

5) Begin mass production

During our analysis of your product spec, we’re looking for ways to help you save on costs. And during our analysis of component lead-times, we’re considering how they will impact your ability to get to market as soon as possible.

We want to make sure we do everything we can to help you better serve your customers and ensure that you can maintain your good reputation in the marketplace.

If you’re looking for a manufacturing partner in Asia, we’re here to help.

Contact us now to see how we can help you get the highest quality PCBs, Magnetics and Aluminum Extrusions for your end products, at the lowest possible cost.