Manufacturer of Hydraulic Presses

Why it’s best to shop at home for your key machines

September 7, 2011

The competitive gap between Asia and North America is closer today than it has been for a while. The recent Great Recession, increases in energy costs and, by extension, higher costs for shipping have all contributed to the Chinese and other Asian economies not being as cheap an option as they were a couple of years ago.

This is a good thing, especially if you’re in the market for purchasing a new hydraulic press.

While it may be okay to shop overseas for such items as mass-produced components, bulk items such as clothing, office supplies even toys it just makes sense to leave shopping for the big stuff (such as your next hydraulic press) to a supplier closer to home. There are three key reasons for this.


Have you ever checked out the website or an online list of Asian manufacturers of hydraulic presses? It’s often not a pretty sight. The translations into English are really poor and leave you wondering how you will be able to communicate with many of the companies listed. A hydraulic press is an expensive item to purchase, so the need to be able to communicate easily with your supplier is vital.

With projects such as purchasing a new hydraulic press should not be rushed, we must be reasonable. A new client or project may demand a new press to enable you to deliver a project. Perhaps an older press breaks down and it’s not cost effective to repair. The bottom line is that you need to replace that machine. It goes without saying that turnaround time then becomes a key issue, and a supplier that’s closer to home will be able to meet your needs more easily.

If you wish to purchase a custom-designed hydraulic press, you will have to be prepared to deal closely with your supplier—and on a regular basis. It just makes sense that for such an intricate project, you need to deal with a company that’s closer to home, easy to communicate with and has the proven skills to realize your requests.

RK Machinery is a hydraulic-press manufacturer that offers quality and reliable H-Frame presses and C-Frame presses. RK Machinery offers multiple model variants and will tailor make hydraulic equipment according to your specifications. RK Machinery is dedicated to offering superior quality equipment, competitive prices and excellent customer service.