OES (Original Equipment Service) operations
face intense competition from will-fitters for their water pump business.
Harlan OEM makes housings, pulleys, and impellers in China at the cost of
rough castings in the U.S., assembles these components with U.S. or
Japanese bearings, and passes the savings on to our customers.
After intensive engineering efforts and qualification by
UL (Underwriters Laboratory), Harlan OEM is supplying OE production lines
with thousands of flame-retarding fuel caps - at
a 25% savings over their previous cost.
A leading construction equipment manufacturer lost its
supplier for large cast brake drums. Fortunately for this OEM, Harlan’s
tooling cost in China is typically 10-20% of U.S. costs. In off-road
volumes of production, this spread can mean the difference between profit
and loss. In this case, we tooled up on over a dozen drums, providing a substantial
savings on the parts as well.