Unlike other areas of manufacturing where the U.S. is struggling to keep pace with the rest of the world, the consumer products industry remains a strong domain. Part of the industry’s ability to remain relevant stems from the fact that in addition to manufacturing, the consumer goods market also includes research, product innovation, branding and marketing. Just three years ago, the U.S. consumer goods market was the largest in the world at an estimated $419.4 billion, according to Consumer Goods Technology, a magazine for business and technology executives. Modern IT infrastructures, smart use of available technology, and collaboration with customers continues to move the industry forward.
Drivers within the Consumer Goods Industry
- Complex value chains designed to improve business and goods
- Growth of emerging markets
- Enhanced transparency, traceability and reputation of brand
- Ever-increasing demands from tech-savvy consumers
- Growth of informational, communication and operation technology applications
- 24/7 connectivity
- Truth in data
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Opportunity for Manufacturers Big and Small
Another benefit of working within the consumer products industry is the ability to contribute to a number of unique consumer goods markets. At Walsh Manufacturing, a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturer, we’ve had the pleasure of working on consumer applications in a number of industries such as washers, packaging, and labeling and inspection equipment. Some of our projects include the production of high-speed equipment to label, inspect and produce 500 batteries in a minute. Another project tasked the Walsh Manufacturing engineers with creating a machine to test fatigue factor in cross bows. We also applied our parts washing knowledge to manufacturing pans, pots and utensils for the food industry and created a process for cleaning, handling and processing brass valves, fittings and faucet components.
Meeting an Evolving Need
One of the best aspects of working in the consumer products industry is that consumer needs will continue to drive the creation of new applications, allowing crossover in a variety of industry subsectors. With more than five decades of machine design and metal fabrication expertise, the engineers and manufacturers at Walsh are well-equipped to create an innovative solution, no matter the industry. A large aspect of this versatility comes from our long-standing commitment to finding innovative solutions through a problem-solving approach. Our roster of past projects remains purposefully diverse with applications that include the construction of a temperature regulator for lip balm, equipment to seal spices, and the rebuild of a paper conversion machine for adhesive products. At Walsh Manufacturing we believe there should never be a typical solution, and we’re always on the lookout for a new problem to solve.
About Walsh Manufacturing
Walsh Manufacturing is a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturing company with five decades of experience in machine design and metal fabrication. Over this time, we’ve built a reputation as a diversified manufacturer of machined components, subassemblies, alloy material, fabricated steel and machinery. If you’re looking for a cost-competitive, innovative, and reliable supplier with expertise in Parts Washing Systems, Automation Equipment, Metal Fabrication and Machinery Rebuilding, look no farther than Walsh Manufacturing.