If you have been thinking about producing a new plastic product in New Zealand that you think will go down well with your customers, taking that product from its place in your mind to actual existence is going to require a few steps and some help from the outside.
Unless you have the tools and factory needed to develop and manufacture your product, you are going to have to find a company that does and that will be happy to do it for you.
Work with a Plastics Manufacturer
The first thing you will have to do is find a plastics manufacturer to help you with the design and production of your new product idea. Of course, if you have already designed your product, it will simply be a case of them just producing it for you.
Top manufacturers such as Active Plastics will be able to provide you with the help both if you just want to produce the product or need some help with the design process as well. Using their plastic injection technology, they will be able to create metal moulding for your products that will then be able to manufacture your product in greater numbers.
When you have found one that you think will be able to help you, you are then going to have to get down to the nitty-gritty of the numbers. You will need to come to an agreement in regards to the cost of manufacturing your product, the minimum amount they will produce each time and how you will structure your payments to them.
Not many plastic manufacturers will be happy with producing a small amount and will require a minimum order each time. They will also charge you for any sample piece created for you to check out so you will have to establish how much this will cost as well.
Another important factor you will want to consider before choosing a plastics manufacturer for your new product is how quickly they will be able to deliver your agreed amount of units each time. You will want one that is reliable and can deliver when they say they will so that you can consistently meet any demands from your potential customers.
Once you have managed to agree on a deal with a plastics manufacturer, you are now ready to wait for your first batch which will hopefully be snapped up by your army of customers.