The relationship with your manufacturer requires a leap of faith, albeit a well-researched and considered one, as you place your reputation in their hands.
It is therefore appropriate that you insist on a robust and enforceable agreement to protect your interests. A manufacturing agreement typically sets out key obligations of the manufacturer and the customer which includes clauses for the provision of technology and equipment, ownership of intellectual property rights, and warranty and indemnity provisions. There are many issues to consider when approaching a manufacturer. These include, for example, issues around service contracts, insurance, payment, and shipping issues. Holmes provide expert support and advice through the whole process.