Selecting a control panel company can be a challenge. Some think all control panel companies are alike and all control panels are commodities, so they only look for low price. Price is always important, but it’s not the only thing to consider. Choose a company that specializes in producing the types of control panels you’re looking for and provides the level of service you need.
We hope you’ll decide to select us as your control panel company, but shop around. Don’t assume anything. Talk to various control panel companies. Test their knowledge of your applications and equipment, and see if they provide the level of service you’re looking for.
Ask each company about their history and their business. Did they start out in another business and kind of back into the control panel business? Do they build control panels as a means of feeding their other business (Sheet Metal Fabrication, Parts Distributor, Electrical Contractor, Systems Integrator, etc.).
I tell new vendors I’ll decide whether to do business with them based on several considerations: Do I like the salesman? Do I like the company? Do their products meet or exceed my expectations? How do they perform in a crisis? If I discover a problem with one of their products, do they solve the problem quickly or do they avoid me hoping the problem will solve itself before they have to get involved.
When compared to other control panel companies, I think you’ll find we provide the best balance of Quality, Price and Delivery.
Commodity Control Panels (not what we produce)
Some control panels (residential pump panels, alarm panels, etc.) are commodities and several companies specialize in making them. Commodity panels are low cost because they’re produced in high volumes to a standard design. Plan to be happy with their standard design because changing anything (no matter how simple) makes it an engineered control panel.
Engineered Control Panels (what we produce)
Control panels produced to specification in lower volumes for specific applications or equipment, are not commodities. They are engineered products designed to meet the specific needs of your application or equipment. They can be produced economically, but not as economically as commodity control panels.