Chances are, you’ve heard the acronym “OEM” before, but do you really know what it means? OEM stands for “original equipment manufacturer.” When you buy OEM hoses for your equipment and assemblies, you are purchasing peace of mind because you know that the hoses you are investing in will have the same durability and reliability as the original parts. When you choose OEM hoses, you can be sure that they meet or exceed industry standards and requirements.
There are many reasons to choose OEM hoses, including the following:
- Superior quality: Typically, OEM hoses weigh less and are more flexible than any cheaper alternatives. This flexibility allows you to place the valves and pumps closer together.
- Better warranty: Using OEM parts helps you protect the existing manufacturer’s warranty on your equipment. The OEM hoses themselves also usually come with a better warranty as well and customer support if something isn’t as it should be.
- Longer lasting: While you may spend a little more money upfront buying OEM hoses because they last longer, they are a better investment over time. They also generally provide better performance during equipment operation. When it is time to replace them, it is usually easier to replace because they are made specifically for that equipment.
When you choose OEM hoses, you can feel good about your investment and feel confident in their performance. While they may be more expensive upfront, that expense is a reflection of their quality and reliability. You can also feel more confident in a reliable supply and distribution chain that will keep your supply of vital components readily available.