Tired of Dealing with Dealers and Brokers? There’s a Better Way.


Tired of Dealing with Dealers and Brokers? There’s a Better Way

Getting a new production line going is almost never as simple as it should be. Every time we set out to bring something to market, the world seems to fight back. Staff issues crop up, machines that worked great last year go down, and product changes necessitate machines you don’t have. Getting a machine you don’t have is its own struggle. Buying from a dealer or broker is a lot like buying a used car from a used car salesman — only worse. 

When you buy a used car, you can at least kick the tires and take a peek under the hood. But when you buy a machine from a dealer or broker, often you’re buying based on their word, some pictures, and — if you’re lucky — a video of the machine working at some point.

It’s not uncommon to have to repair those machines once they get to your manufacturing space. You’ve got to order parts, pull your repair techs off other lines or hire new ones, and explain to your boss why you need a little more budget to get things going. It’s not great.

Before you can even begin producing anything, you’ve already invested serious hours and tied up even more dollars. The margins on your products suffer and nobody is happy. We think there is a better way to do business that saves time and allows a company to get to production quicker, with fewer headaches.

Frain started in 1981 in the garage of an engineer who was caught in the middle of this cycle of purchase-and-repair. Rich Frain realized that unreliable machines were a significant factor in production delays. Rich believed the industry would be better if plant managers knew for certain that their machines would work the moment they arrived. So he set in motion a new, reliable way of supplying packaging and processing equipment. This is how we do it.

Over 8,000 New and Like-New Machines Ready to Ship

Spinning up a new line can mean a lot of waiting. You have to sort your way through countless machines looking for the right one and endure who knows how many sales calls, before eventually purchasing the machines you need. Then, because the dealers and brokers rarely have the machine on hand, you typically have to wait around a few months for the thing to arrive.  

Once your machine gets to your production floor, there’s usually more waiting as your team fixes up the “sweet deal” you purchased from that smooth-talking broker. Meanwhile, your CFO is breathing down your neck as margins start to shrink and the production schedule starts looking less doable. We’ve been there and we think there’s a better way.

Because we’ve been in the industry for so long, we know what you need. Frain keeps over 8,000 new and like-new machines across 300 categories of production in stock and ready to ship. We have the breadth and depth to meet your needs today. This means we can get your product to you faster than dealers and brokers.

We’re able to keep so many machines on hand because we understand the industries we serve. We know what you need to succeed, so we are always looking to acquire those machines. Our primary concern is to reliably get your production lines running quickly, so we keep a sizable stock to ensure we have what you need.

Considerable Hours Go Into Refurbishing Your Like-New Machine

Buying used machines is a great way to get the most out of your budget and can open up doors of production that might otherwise be closed. But buying used comes with its own issues. Usually when you buy used machines from dealers and brokers, they show up “as-is.” Maybe they’re ready to go, or maybe they’re barely usable. Often the money you save buying from an “as-is” broker is spent paying for parts and repairs. What if you could purchase a like-new machine that would work day one?

Our experienced, 40-person engineering team spends up to 200 hours ensuring your machine looks great and runs as smoothly as it did the day it was assembled. Every machine is run through a comprehensive checklist and is ready for the production line the day it arrives. To prove it, we send you a video of your machine in action before we ship it out. Don’t tie up any more hours fixing machines you just got. We make sure every machine works to its fullest ability, every time.

Comprehensive Integration Services for New Lines

Finding the right machines and getting them to your production area is only part of the battle. Once they’re there, you need to develop your line, test it, and fine-tune it for your purposes. Locating the right people to do that internally can be a huge challenge. If you have an internal team, they’re likely already tied up in your active lines. If you don’t, finding a reliable team can be its own struggle. Wanting to solve this issue, we developed a comprehensive integration service for your new lines. 

We will design, fine-tune, and deploy the machines you need to succeed. We’ve been in the industry for a long time. Our qualified engineers know what they’re doing and they do it well. By allowing our highly experienced team to design and deploy your new and like-new machines, you free yourself up to work on solving other problems, speeding up the pre-production process.

The Better Way

Getting a new line spun up quickly doesn’t have to be a long, stressful, labor-intensive process. We’ve worked tirelessly over the last four decades to provide a fantastic solution for plant managers looking to expand or develop their production lines. By providing excellent new and like-new machines with great turnaround times and consistent reliability, we remove many of the headaches and problems you encounter when developing new lines. Our comprehensive integration service engineers ensure that our quality products not only work, but work for you. And all of this happens in a fraction of the amount of time compared to the old way of doing things.

At Frain, we work hard to be the solution to all your production line needs without the headaches. We are a comprehensive solution born out of your industry, so we know what it’s like. It’s why we’ve created a better way.

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