Many projects require an integrated manufacturing solution, which means molded parts and molds may be moved to a contract manufacturer after initial pilot production, and that could be anywhere in the world.

Make sure design consultants you work with discuss their strategies. If a project is pre-determined to go to a continent you don’t serve, it may not be a good fit. However, don’t assume there is no opportunity. Ensure the design consultant and the client understands the overhead they will be taking on with offshore sources and the time that may be lost during first article production. Most design firms would rather spend time designing than traveling. If you are willing to build the mold and initial parts, and then ship these offshore, make sure that is clear.