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Outsourcing Fabrication vs. Hiring New Staff

Outsourcing vs. Hiring New Staff


If you don't already have an in-house team at your disposal for your fabrication projects, you have two choices: You can outsource to an outside firm or hire new staff.

Many business owners choose outsourcing, as this can be a quick and efficient way to find experts who are already established in the sheet metal manufacturing field. However, some business owners prefer to hire new staff onto their team, as this can sometimes ensure tighter control of their projects.

But which is right for you?

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Let's take a closer look at the advantages of both:

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Hiring new staff

If you choose to manufacture in-house, you will have a dedicated team at your disposal as and when you need them.

This is especially useful when you need to respond to market changes quickly, as you won't need to go through another company to manufacture the products you need.

In some respects, this can speed up the manufacturing process. Without any 'middle men' to communicate with, you won't need to spend an age letting an outside company know what your business requires. Your in-house team should already know the types of products you manufacture, so their ability to work almost immediately shouldn't be compromised. From the product prototyping phase to the sheet metal fabrication work on your project, your team should be able to work to schedule and to your designated budget.


While hiring in-house does have its advantages, there are downsides.

For one, you need to consider the labour costs. The hiring process can be expensive, and the on-going training needs of your team will be costly too. Then there are the salaries you will need to cover, as well as the other financial benefits your team might expect. Having a manufacturing facility on-site can also eat into your budget. You will need to foot the bill for utility, equipment, and maintenance costs, and these expenses will add up over time.

However, when you outsource, you won't need to cover these costs. Yes, there will be a short-time expense, but when your project is finished, there will be no further expenses to incur.

When you outsource, you also benefit from people with years of experience in their field. So long as you hire somebody with a proven track record of success, you will benefit from the quality work their expert team can provide. While hiring in-house can sometimes ensure a faster turnaround, the same can also be achieved from an outsourced team. As they will have the employee skills and equipment needed to ensure both quality and efficiency, there shouldn't be any delay within any of the sheet metal manufacturing stages.

Outsourcing Or Hiring: What Is Right For You?


Hiring certainly has its advantages, as you will have a ready-made team on-site for all of your manufacturing needs. However, fabrication outsourcing shouldn't be ignored, as you will both save money and benefit from an experienced team of experts.

At MPL Fabrications, we have the expertise that your business needs. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, we have worked with many organisations, including those in the healthcare, electronics, and automotive industries.

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With a team of people who are committed to excellence in all that they do, and with the promise of a quick turnaround on your product, we are the ideal choice for any business owner needing a manufacturing firm. Our product prototyping, welding, sheet metal work, and powder coating services are available for business both in Coventry and nationwide. So, contact our friendly team, and find out why outsourcing to our company could be the best decision for your business.