Why Choose OEM Parts for Tissue Converting Equipment? [VIDEO]

10/11/2018 | Elizabeth Wilson

There are a lot of options for purchasing spare parts for converting equipment, but choosing OEM parts over non-OEM parts is critical if you want to save money and reduce overall risks to your converting operation. Learn more in this brief video.   




As the Spare Parts and Aftermarket Customer Service Manager for Fabio Perini North America, I know there are a lot of options for purchasing spare parts for converting equipment. I also know that choosing OEM parts over non-OEM parts is critical if you want to save what could be thousands of dollars.

You may think I’m overstating the difference – after all, OEM parts and non-OEM parts often look alike, so it stands to reason they also perform alike. But that’s simply not true.

Opting for cheaper non-OEM parts could mean making your company vulnerable to several key losses.

First, there’s lost efficiency. Non-OEM parts may not offer the same level of performance as OEM parts, which could lead to production slowdowns.

There’s also the issue of lost time, which usually equates to lost money. If a non-OEM part malfunctions or fails, it could cause significant damage to one of your tissue converting machines. There’s no guarantee that an equipment manufacturer can offer technical support to troubleshoot the problem, and your production line could be down for an extended period of time. What’s more, using non-OEM parts could void a manufacturer’s warranty, meaning your company is out equipment repair or replacement costs on top of productivity losses.

Finally, non-OEM parts could put workers at risk, leading them to feel unsafe while operating the equipment. A reportable incident could have costly ripple effects in injuries, physical damages and possible liability insurance premium increases.

Purchasing OEM parts reduces these risks and can give your company substantial advantages when it comes to savings, productivity and time management. Let me give you an example. Recently, Fabio Perini North America was called in by a customer that was experiencing frequent belt breakage in one of its tissue converting machines. Our technician identified the cause of the problem right away — a non-OEM pulley made by a local machine shop. The pulley was swapped out for an OEM version, and the belts started lasting twice as long — saving time and money and increasing productivity.

There’s simply no substitute for OEM parts, and it’s never been easier to order them. Visit the Fabio Perini North America customer portal at to get started.

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Elizabeth Wilson

Written by Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson is Aftermarket Spares/Customer Service Manager for Fabio Perini North America. She holds a Masters of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management, and has 19 years of tissue converting industry experience inclusive of roles in customer service, procurement and international business.

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