If the quality of your products is not good then your brand will not enjoy good reputation in the industry. Given the competition in any given industry no brand can afford to risk their reputation. Customers will not prefer a brand that does not enjoy good reputation. It is very easy to check the reputation of a brand, whether one could trust a brand or not through the internet in a matter of few simple internet searches.
Your device quality and your device’s dependability will be determined to a large extent by the quality of the PCBs installed in your devices. In case you have not done your home work well and if you have not screened your PCB manufacturing companies with a great care then it is very easy to end up with inferior quality PCBs in your device. Unless you test the PCBs inhouse before they are installed in your devices you could never be sure whether the PCBs delivered are dependable and whether you could confidently send your products to the market.
It takes several years for a brand to build good reputation but the hard-earned reputation could be ruined overnight. Even a single batch of inferior quality PCBs could lead to a major havoc for your brand. The first step you should take therefore as an electronic equipment manufacture company is to identify the best PCB fabrication company to take care of all your current and future requirements.
If it were to be just a single time requirement then you do not have to be too worried about your choices but this is an ongoing requirement. If you were to make any mistakes now it will be carried forward and all the PCBs delivered by your PCB manufacturer would have some issue or the other. You are therefore going to identify the right service providers after careful review of your manufacturers. It might take a considerable amount of time to complete this process but there are no shortcuts. You need to screen as many manufacturers as possible.
Until you have identified the most trustworthy companies and shortlisted top three manufacturers you do not want to rush to get your quotes. Getting the quotes first could tempt you to go for the lowest quotes without taking into account the quality of the PCBs. This would turn out to be a disaster because the only way you are going to get the finest quality PCBs for your devices is by selecting the most trustworthy companies and not necessarily by selecting the cheapest manufacturers.
You will definitely have countless options before you as an electronic equipment manufacturing company. You could look for local PCB manufacturers or China based PCB manufacturers. When you select manufacturers from China you will also be able to save some money in the process. This is one area where you cannot afford to take a lackadaisical approach because it will have far reaching repercussions on your brand reputation down the line.