Bespoke Engineering is something many companies use and can help a business but how would you go about finding a company to use to help work on bespoke engineering projects? Although the engineering industry is huge, the process of finding the right company should be something which you spend a considerable amount of time on to find the right company and so you can ensure you have a reputable engineer to ensure your product is designed or modified in the ideal way without any short cuts. If we look at this in another way, you wouldn’t hire someone to look after your baby without having a long interview with them first to find out how they can help and if you feel comfortable with them, so why should bespoke engineering be any different? The field of expertise has a lot of risks and can result in people getting hurt, so it’s important to research the company.
Initially, when you first look for someone who might be able to help with your bespoke engineering project you should always research the company to find out if they have had any bad projects or bad customers and whilst you won’t find this information on their website, a quick Google search of the company name could tell you otherwise. Next you should always ask if they have any customer testimonials and if they don’t have a section for this on the website, you may want to ask yourself why. Most companies love to shout about their happy clients so if they don’t have any, what’s the reason for this?
While bespoke engineering isn’t the biggest field, it is still very competitive and with 1000’s of companies offering this service you won’t be short for choice in getting quotes. Don’t just settle for the first company you find though and look around to find some quotes and do some haggling to see who will offer you the best deal. After all it’s your product so only pay what you feel will be a good price. Make sure to find out a rough time scale for your bespoke project because you will most likely have a time scale you will need to stick to. If it goes beyond your time scale then find a new company, after all you have deadlines to meet to make a profit.
Don’t be afraid to get involved once you have found the right company to help you, it is your product after all so don’t just sit on the sidelines. Find out about how the bespoke project is progressing and how long it will be until you can see completion. Ask about any complications and how this could impact on your bespoke engineering project. Throughout all this keep in mind the most important thing which is that this is your product and it’s you who is paying for it, so if you’re not happy then don’t be afraid to stop work or ask for more information on any given area of the project.