Custom Manufacturing Contracts for Your Business
We provide high-quality business legal services at every stage of the contract formation process. Our primary goal is to ensure that our clients, whether they are manufacturers, distributors, or purchasers, achieve their business goals. We ensure the legal foundation of the agreements we help create is solid and fully representative of our client’s interests.
We work diligently to make sure the flow of business continues. Our history and experience in New York State allow us to preview and preempt problems that typically arise and nip them in the bud.
We also provide our clients with clear guidance and help them develop strategies in the structuring of their manufacturing agreements, which are always unique to each client’s needs. We are intimately familiar with the nuances of manufacturing agreements, product manufacturing agreements, private label manufacturing arrangements, distribution agreements, and service agreements, to name a few.
To explore representation by a firm that will work closely with you to accomplish your goals, contact Manufacturing Agreement Lawyers today for a consultation with one of our business contract attorneys.
How Can We Help?
Making successful business moves in the manufacturing world is demanding and time-consuming. With so much on the line, business leaders of large and small companies throughout New York State need assurances that they are on firm legal ground when making important decisions.
With our services, you get the peace of mind that your agreements are airtight and planned out strategically and always in a way that safeguards your business interests.
Some of the commercial contract services we offer include:
- Contract and agreement planning
- Negotiating contract terms
- Document review of manufacturing contracts
We also work to make sure you reach your goals while remaining in compliance with the many legal regulations and rules that control the manufacturing industry.
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Business leaders don’t have the time to worry about all of the legal factors involved in manufacturing. That’s our job. Our manufacturing agreement lawyers take care of all things legal so that you can handle the business side of things.
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What are the common types of contract manufacturing?
Businesses can enter into numerous types of manufacturing agreements. However, a few of them are more common than others in the industry.
In private-label manufacturing agreements, manufacturers produce a finished product based on the design specs of a client. Once the product is finished, it is typically ready for retail and is delivered to a store or retail storage spot. This type of agreement works best for businesses that need no design input from the manufacturer.
Manufacture of Individual Components
As the name implies, the manufacture of individual components involves manufacturers responsible for the production of one component or part among many others for a certain product.
End-to-end manufacturing agreements have manufacturers producing the entire product, similar to private-label manufacturing. The difference between the two is that the manufacturer is much more involved on the design side of things in end-to-end manufacturing.
Service or Labor Subcontracting
Manufacturers often subcontract their services to larger, general manufacturers. As such, they are responsible for assembling or creating a portion of a final product. This type of manufacturing service agreement is common with complex products that require specialty labor and tools.
Businesses with little experience in manufacturing and with simple product designs do well choosing end-to-end manufacturing. They get expert guidance from the manufacturer and assurance that the product will be completed in the end. Complexity, however, naturally leads to choosing other types of agreements.
Our manufacturing agreement lawyers have worked in various industries that demand high-quality manufacturing services, including some of the most demanding:
- Consumer and commercial electronics
- Audio and video
- Large scale equipment
- Heating and cooling
We are adept at handling the complexities of manufacturing agreements and work hard to meet the needs of our clients, no matter the industry.
What should manufacturing agreements include?
The nature of your desired manufacturing goals will determine much of what is in your manufacturing agreement. With that being said, some elements must be present in all manufacturing agreements for them to be valid. They include:
- An offer and an acceptance
- The intent is to create a legally binding working relationship
- Consideration (exchange of money or goods)
- Capacity (of sound legal age and mind)
Other general contract provisions include force majeure and venue clauses, which deal with unforeseeable acts and jurisdictional issues, respectively. But in addition to these basic contract elements, manufacturing agreements also typically have their common provisions.
Some of the provisions manufacturing agreements share regardless of the product include:
- Definitions: definitions of words used in the manufacturing agreement.
- Manufacturing: details of the manufacturing process, from who to how and when.
- Quality: quality control terms, including testing and inspection procedures.
- Warranties: for dealing with product issues and determining responsibility.
- Non-disclosure agreements: for safeguarding confidential information and secrets.
- Term: the length of the agreement and details on extensions and renewals.
- Termination: circumstances and conditions that lead to contract termination.
- Indemnification: terms explaining the conditions of indemnification.
- Price and Payment: terms relating to the price of services, goods, and payment.
A solid manufacturing agreement will also have terms relating to the closing of the agreement, such as signature requirements and effects. There may also be exhibits that further clarify the terms and duties found within the manufacturing agreement.
The bottom line is the contract manufacturing agreement should cover every aspect of the manufacturing process from beginning to end.
What is a manufacturing agreement?
A manufacturing agreement is a contract for the production of goods based on certain conditions. Within the terms of every manufacturing contract, there are responsibilities that each party must fulfill. There are also benefits, or considerations, that are given in exchange for the manufacturing services provided.
A manufacturing contract is similar to a law in that the parties are obligated to fulfill the provisions contained therein. Breaches of manufacturing contracts typically lead to losses that the aggrieved party can potentially recuperate.