Does CRI have the design expertise for your project?
For over 3 decades our engineers have designed microcontroller based and analog power electronics for the world’s largest and most demanding companies. With over 400 unique designs to our credit, these are a few of the companies that partnered with us for multiple projects.
What advantages does CRI bring?
Design Fee Assurance
As design fees account for less than 3% of CRI’s total revenue, we can and often do charge less than our cost for design work. The goal: both CRI and the client will profit with volume production. Using this model, CRI assumes some of the client’s risk if the product fails to meet sales expectations. If the product is successful, a pre-determined design fee buyout option insures CRI will meet price, lead-time and quality expectations.
Design / Manufacturing Advantages
CRI is not a contract manufacturer that also offers design services. We only manufacture what we design and we do it all under one roof. As a result, our overhead is leaner than your typical contract manufacturer and many designs are completed using 90-95% stock components. This unique model means we can offer:
- Reduced project management time and costs (8-10 week design schedule typical)
- Fewer costly minimum component buys
- Reduced production lead time (5-6 weeks typical)
- Reduced risk by using tried and true components
Our USA based in-house production capabilities include
- Surface mount and mixed production lines
- Mechanical and cable assembly
- No clean and water soluble processes
- ISO 9001 certification
- UL inspected facility
There is only one reason to send production overseas; a low “quoted price” at high volume. If you know for sure that your production volumes are going to exceed 50,000 units annually and you have a designer (in-house or consultant) that has the expertise required and a proven track record, you have no need for CRI’s services. The extra travel time, communication issues, shipping costs, longer lead-times, tester and troubleshooting hassles will be worth it. On the other hand, if projected volumes are uncertain, give us a try, with Design Fee Assurance you have nothing to lose.