It is fascinating that the engineering discipline can be applied across a huge variety of fields and industries. Companies engage in B2B trade, or business to business trading in a place where purchasers can find wholesalers to suit their needs. High quality engineering of components or products is essential for wholesale manufacturers who want to attract and maintain wholesale relationships.
How it works
Companies such as Molex, which is an American based manufacturer of electronic and fibre optic interconnection systems and Honeywell, also based in America and which produces commercial and consumer products for various industries, may offer their products for sale in a B2B trade marketplace. Engineers working on designing new products can look these companies to provide the components they require to begin manufacturing.
Another example of engineers engaging B2B trade could be where a company is working on de-signing or improving a product such as an IPL machine.
This type of machine is becoming popular in beauty salons to provide a method of body hair removal.
These manufacturers may require a component such as a toroid, which is a type of magnet, to build their machines.
The B2B marketplace may be able to link the purchaser with a supplier.
A common application for engineering is to provide safety solutions. At the low tech end of the scale, scaffold boards are engineered and manufactured to allow construction workers to move safely between various heights of a building. More high tech solutions are produced by companies such as Coban produce things like GPS trackers and anti theft systems for cars.
Engineering week is highlighting the mutually beneficial relationship between engineering and the B2B trade marketplace. Click through for more information.