3 Benefits of Using PTC Heaters
September 28, 2021 at 4:00 AM
An electric heater.

PTC heaters can be helpful in a variety of settings for several different purposes. No matter your needs, you may find them to be a viable option for potential projects or other purposes which require heat. They offer a number of advantages over other types of heaters that make them a fairly versatile type of device.

Sisler Companies is a manufacturer of PTC heater elements for use in a variety of different applications, giving us a significant degree of expertise in the ways in which these heaters can be used and the benefits they offer for our customers.

If you’re considering purchasing these heaters, read on for more information about some of these benefits, including the different types you can choose from depending on your needs, their energy efficiency, and their capacity for use in industrial settings.

There are several types to choose from

PTC heaters come in a few different forms, all of which Sisler Companies manufactures elements for. We’ve written about these types before on our blog, but to reiterate, you can choose between surface heaters, convection heaters, cartridge heaters, air heaters, and fan heaters.

  • Surface heaters transfer heat using conduction through a direct connection with a surface. This kind of functionality can be seen in certain household items like clothing irons and electric stoves, which makes this type ideal for very specific heating needs.
  • Convection heaters use fins to heat the air around them. This can be seen in household applications such as heating the inside of an oven or a room. This kind of heater is designed for a large surface area, as it distributes heat in multiple directions with the use of its fins.
  • Cartridge heaters radiate heat from a central element. The size and shape of this type varies, as it’s made to the specifications of its intended application.
  • Air heaters force air through a heating element to distribute heat. This is often seen in a car heating system.
  • Fan heaters produce heat from a central element and use the fan to blow hot air in a given direction, which is often used in appliances like small standing space heaters for home use.

They’re energy-efficient

Many heaters are well-designed for heating smaller areas, making them energy-efficient in the sense that they can keep only necessary areas heated without having to cover non-essential spaces, like a storage room. These heaters are also often more mobile than other types, particularly when it comes to options like fan and cartridge heaters which can be moved around as needed.

Even types that are meant to heat a larger space, such as convection heaters, are better than many other types of heaters at evenly distributing heat throughout a large space. Fan heaters share this benefit, as they can blow hot hair across a distance.

To read more about this point, check out this article about heaters on DoItYourself.com.

They’re safer than other types of heaters

Normal heaters can often run at internal temperatures exceeding 900 degrees fahrenheit, whereas PTC models will often average out around 500 degrees fahrenheit. They’re also less likely to overheat from causes like scale buildup which plague other types of heaters. At the same time, they’re able to run for an extensive amount of time without generating too much heat to continue functioning.

PTC heaters also generally don’t need any kind of oil, kerosene, or other similar substance to be able to function, as they’re typically electric appliances. This makes the air distributed and produced by these heaters cleaner than alternative types of heaters.

Get in touch with us to learn more

Interested in learning more about the elements of PTC heaters produced by Sisler Companies? Get in touch with us directly through our online contact form. We’ll answer any questions you may have about what we manufacture, how our heating elements work, and how they can serve as a beneficial addition to your products.

How has component supplier management changed over time?
September 4, 2021 at 4:00 AM
Cars in the process of being manufactured.

As supply chains in every industry have evolved over time, so has the manner in which manufacturers manage the suppliers they purchase components from. A combination of factors has led to this evolution, and though it’s important for a component supplier management company to understand each of these factors and how they impact the modern logistics landscape, it’s also important for manufacturers to have this understanding as well. This makes it easier for them to optimize their supply chain and screen third-party companies to help them accomplish this.

Sisler Companies mainly provides component supplier management services to companies in the appliance, automotive, and electric motor industries, and we’ve written about some of what we do for these companies previously on our blog. We believe that it’s important to know what to expect when you choose to work with a company like ours. In this post, we’ll cover some ways in which logistics needs have changed and how we can help you meet them.

Increased Transparency

Manufacturers have become increasingly aware of supply chain risks and the fair market value of components over time. This knowledge has played a role in changing relationships between manufacturers and suppliers, decreasing the need for price negotiations in those relationships. The emergence of online information resources and global networks is largely responsible for this increased level of transparency, as manufacturers have an increasing ability to compare prices between suppliers for the same components in various different markets.

It’s also easier than ever before to research suppliers themselves, the quality of their components, and their experience working with other manufacturers in your industry and market. This allows a manufacturer to make a more educated decision than ever about where they’re sourcing their parts from. By extension, this gives them more control over the quality of their own products.

Changing Technology

Increased digitalization has played a major role in increasing supplier transparency. Artificial intelligence and blockchain solutions, for example, have become a helpful tool for many companies to organize supplier information more efficiently. This has helped make component procurement a faster, less expensive process, and enhanced the level of quality control that manufacturers can achieve with the greater amount of information available to them.

Other technological advancements have allowed for a greater level of efficiency in supplier and supply chain management, too. One particular trend that’s grown with time is a turn toward automation for purposes like packaging and storage. For many companies, this has proven to be an effective measure for improving and speeding up the overall distribution process, making products ready for shipping faster than ever.

Logistics Outsourcing

Manufacturers increasingly rely on third-party companies to handle their logistics needs, making their supply chain management process less expensive and more streamlined. For component procurement in particular, this approach has given manufacturers an even greater ability to take advantage of the increased amount of supplier information available and the technological developments most useful for managing it.

Sisler Companies is one such company. As mentioned before, we focus our services on the automotive, appliance, and electric motor industries. We supply components to the companies we work with and handle their warehousing and distribution needs. Unlike many other companies offering logistics services, though, we also provide integrated assembly services to streamline the process even further.

Streamline your component supplier management with us

One of the biggest goals for any manufacturer is maximizing product quality and supply chain efficiency while minimizing the costs of the process. Working with Sisler Companies is the best step you can take toward achieving that goal. In addition to the services mentioned in this post, we can also help improve your products with our patented PTC heating technology. To learn more, send us a message through our contact form or give us a call at 740-777-6560.

Beginner’s guide to PTC heating elements and manufacturers
August 18, 2021 at 7:00 AM
Beginner’s guide to PTC heating elements and manufacturers

If you need a heating element manufacturer to complete your project, we can help. Sisler Companies manufactures PTC heating elements that can be used for a variety of applications. If you’re new to the world of PTC heating elements, read more to learn about the different kinds of elements and how they can be used.

Surface heaters

Surface heaters work by transferring heat using conduction. Similar to how electrical wires require a connection to transfer electricity, a surface heater transfers heat by making a direct connection with a surface. These can be used in beauty care items such as a flat iron or other home use items like a clothing iron. Another example of a surface heater is an electric stove. The element is warmed as electricity flows directly into the coils, which then heat the pot or pan that’s placed on top. The heat comes through electrical wires and is transferred to a surface that can then be used to apply heat to another surface.

Convection heaters

Sometimes heating a surface isn’t the most effective method to use. Instead, air needs to be warmed to create the proper environment. Whether this is in an oven or the heating system in a bedroom, the air is heated as it passes over the fins of a convection heater. Convection heaters use fins to distribute heat into the environment around them because it allows for multi-directional distribution while also creating a larger surface area. This makes for more efficient heating and will heat the air around it as it passes over the warm fins.

Cartridge heaters

Most cartridge heating units often come in a cylindrical shape that has specifications made to accommodate the conditions where it’s used. While the exact size and specific shape will vary, each can be used to radiate heat from the central element. For instance, an immersion heater can safely be used in a water heater. The heating element will heat the water effectively as it evenly distributes warmth from the cylindrical heating unit.

Air heaters

Similar to a convection heater, an air heater will warm a heating element to warm the air around it. The major difference is that air is forced through the heating element to warm it rather than passively warming it. This is often what’s used in the heating and cooling system of a car.

Fan heaters

In contrast to a traditional fan that’s used to cool down a room, a fan heater will produce heat. Fans that are used to cool down a room work by creating a wind-chill effect in the room by moving the air. Fan heaters will produce a significant amount of heat from the central heating element then a fan will blow the hot air out. To prevent creating a wind chill, the element is heated beyond what is necessary to warm the area around it before getting distributed by the fan. This heating element is often used in space heaters.

Contact us to learn more

If you’d like to get more information about PTC heating element manufacturers, please get in touch with our team. Our team at Sisler Companies can help you learn more about these specific heating elements and how you can use them in your products. Give us a call at 740-777-6560 to speak to a member of our team or send a message using our online contact form. You can also reach out by sending us an email directly at admin@sislercompanies.com. We look forward to speaking with you.

Top industries that work with Sisler Companies
July 14, 2021 at 7:00 AM
Top industries that work with Sisler Companies

At Sisler Companies, we provide a variety of services for companies that are looking to streamline their operations with high-performing logistics. Not only do we supply the components needed in manufacturing, but we’ll also help with sales and warehousing as well. We specialize in PTC heating technology, which makes for safer and more efficient heating in products like appliances, automotive components, and electric motors. In fact, these are the three industries in which we specialize our services. Keep reading to learn more about how we serve those within these specific fields.


We work closely with customers to supply our products to ensure proper function and safety. Our heating technology will provide better temperature regulation while meeting target operating temperatures at a more effective rate. What’s more, our PTC heating technology creates a more uniform temperature distribution throughout the end product than previous heaters.

Additionally, we warehouse and distribute components as needed with kitting, packaging, and labeling. We understand that your company likely doesn’t have the space to hold onto a large back stock of products and components so we can hold onto it until you need it. As a part of our available services, we’ll manage your materials so you can have them shipped to your facility as you need them. If you’re looking for a process to ship components directly to your customers, we also have JIT distribution so there’s a minimal requirement for the storage of components.

Furthermore, we provide integrated assembly to save you a step or two in the process. This further helps to provide you with easy processing and manufacturing components as necessary.

We make it a point to provide a variety of services to companies across the appliance industry. In addition to providing quality heating units, we’ll help your team manage sales and distribution of products as needed. We want to make it easier for you to do business by doing business with us.

Automotive and electric motors

We serve the automotive and electric motor industries with market-specific selling. While we’re located in Marion, OH, we operate and serve clients worldwide. This means that we’re experts in the industry and can work with a variety of manufacturers to sell parts and components.

We’ll work with you to reach the clientele that you’re trying to reach as our team speaks multiple languages and is located in multiple time zones. Are you looking to do business in Asia or Europe? That’s no problem, we’ve got you covered. Speak with our team and we’ll help you get started. Our teams are loaded with product experts who will help identify what sets you apart from the rest of the industry and sell to your target audience.

Contact us to learn more

Get in touch with our team at Sisler Companies to learn more about how we can help you streamline your logistics with components distribution. We can also help you create more efficient products with our patented PTC heating technology. We’re proud to work with major companies within the appliance, automotive, and electric motor industries and can do the same for you. Give us a call at 740-777-6560 or send a message using our contact form. We’ll be sure to get back to you to go over your processes and how we can help. Let us help you reach your customer base while serving them better.

How Sisler Models Ideal Sales Representation Agreements
June 6, 2021 at 11:00 PM
How Sisler Models Ideal Sales Representation Agreements

After components and products generate traction in their maiden market, sellers tend to set their eyes abroad. When the time comes, sales representation agreements enable them to act on this desire for strategic expansion. And that’s without the need for opening overseas locations.

However, they’re not all equally effective. Some fail to clearly set out key obligations, establish confidentiality, and provide fair commission-based comp.

At Sisler Companies, we’re uniquely placed to create sales rep agreements that deliver increased market entry and revenue. And here’s how we leverage our position for added client value:

Leveraging our database of 200+ manufacturers

Common approaches to sales representation tend to have a critical weakness: lack of access to manufacturers. Without a strong network of manufacturers, sellers commonly resort to those that offer neither the best rates nor regular demand at scale.

That’s why a database of over 200 suppliers across the world is crucial to our success with sales representation. Each business we represent and draft an agreement for benefits from an extensive network of potential partners. So there’s increased room to shortlist only those manufacturers that offer mutually favorable terms.

Our network includes global manufacturers and others working on highly specialized technologies. As a result, our clients benefit from direct channels to major industry players to sell at scale. Or they easily find the right established manufacturer for entry into niche markets.

Maintaining on-the-ground control with four strategic locations

While it’s of significant benefit to have a large database, we find that it’s just as essential to have teams spread across strategic locations. They nurture relationships with manufacturers, develop a real-time understanding of local and regional market trends, and maintain oversight after parties reach agreements.

That combination results in sales representation agreements that are not only targeted at the right manufacturers for profitable long-term relationships. They’re also poised to succeed with a well-placed team overseeing them.

We have offices in North America (USA and Mexico), Europe, and Asia. Making them even more strategic from a logistical standpoint, they’re near major appliance manufacturers. A few examples include General Electric, Whirlpool, and Electrolux.

Our multilingual teams are fully integrated into each of the locations they specialize in. When drafting sales rep agreements with clients, they empower strategic efforts with crucial inside knowledge and experience of local markets. And they understand how to position each business’ components to maximize demand with the regional industry.

Using market-specific selling for precise-fit sales representation agreements

A sales representation agreement is strongest when parties operate within the same markets. It’s more likely that they’ll continue to share aligned interests, along with synergies that extend their relationship.

Our main markets are the appliance, electric motor, and automotive industries. Building expertise in these markets for over 48 years enables us to draft sales rep agreements that are highly adapted to each. As we do so, we consider the business landscape, the scope of opportunity, and how our clients can

Work with Sisler Companies for global sales representation that opens doors with leading manufacturers

As you look to find larger markets for your components, leverage our strategic global locations and international team for expansion into the most profitable regions. Our database of over 200 manufacturers helps you find partners that make exactly the best fit.

Reach out to us to discuss how sales representation can help your business perform better and grow.

What to Ask a North America Assembly and Repackaging Partner
April 26, 2021 at 4:00 AM
These questions will help you find the ideal North America assembly and repackaging partner.

For many businesses, handling all of the assembling, repackaging, and distribution of your products in-house isn’t a viable option. That’s because paying for the factory space, all of the necessary equipment, and a full-time staff is often prohibitively expensive. That’s why so many general managers choose to partner with an outside contractor instead.

However, you shouldn’t trust your assembly and repackaging needs with just any provider. Who you hire will have a direct impact on your daily operations and affect your ability to grow your revenue. While this can make the process of deciding on a contractor seem overwhelming, you can have confidence in your choice if you ask your North America assembly and repackaging provider the following questions.

Questions for potential North America assembly and repackaging partners.

Do you have experience in my specific industry?

The assembly, repackaging, and distribution needs vary drastically from industry to industry. That means that while one supplier who is perfect for a business down the street won’t necessarily be an excellent fit for your company.

So before choosing any provider, make sure they have experience in your specific industry. For added proof, ask them if they are able and willing to provide a list of references from clients in the same or similar fields as yourself.

How expansive is your company’s network?

If you want to maximize your profits, it’s helpful to tap into new markets for your company. The right North America-based assembly and repackaging partner can help you accomplish that.

When trying to find your provider, ask if they only have offices in the US or if they have resources abroad. Whenever possible, try to find one with locations in various countries and who is fluent enough in the local cultures to help you grow your business abroad.

How much of the work do you perform in-house?

The more your North America assembly and repackaging partner relies on outside sources to handle your workload, the more likely it is that issues will arise. Whether it’s a lapse in communication or disruptions in the supply chain, it’s tough to maintain your standards when you’re relying on multiple outside providers.

Instead, try to find one that handles every step of the process, from basic component services to sourcing your materials, packaging everything, maintaining your inventory, and shipping on time.

What benefits can I expect when working with your company?

Don’t just settle for a provider who can handle your basic needs. You should find a company that brings numerous other benefits to the partnership. Ideally, when you agree to work alongside these types of specialists, you should experience faster shipping times, lower overall costs, and improved quality control of all of your final products.

You should also always have an open line of communication with your partner. A lack of transparency is significantly problematic in this industry. It can lead to missed deadlines, diminished productivity, and a lack of preparation for potential issues. By working with someone that is easy to get a hold of and acts proactively, you can avoid these issues.

Don’t settle when choosing your North America assembly and repackaging partner.

Let the team here at Sisler Companies handle all of your assembly and repackaging needs. Based out of Marion, OH, we operate internationally, with teams located in Europe, Asia, and across North America, so we have the reach you need to tap into new markets.

We also have strategic placements near major appliance manufacturers like Whirlpool, General Electric, and Electrolux, so we have the components you need and are always up-to-date on the industry’s latest best practices. No matter what your company’s needs are, we are confident we can deliver proven solutions. Get started today by sending us a message online.

What to Look for in an Ohio Logistics Partner
March 23, 2021 at 4:00 AM
Here's how to find the right logistics partner in Ohio.

As someone who works in the manufacturing industry, you understand the importance of meeting deadlines. If you start to fall behind, it’ll affect every other aspect of the production process and start hurting your bottom line. However, once it’s time to ship your products to their final destination, you often don’t have any control over whether or not they arrive on time.

That’s why it’s so imperative that you choose the right logistics partner in Ohio, because they’re the ones responsible for managing your goods after they leave the warehouse. If you’re looking for a new partner for your business, use this guide to ensure you find one who is right for you.

Key qualities of an ideal logistics partner in Ohio.

They have a stellar reputation.

Word-of-mouth is everything in the logistics business, so the first thing you should always check when considering a provider is what type of reputation they’ve earned over the years. You can browse reviews online to get a feel of how they do business, and you can supplement this research by asking for recommendations from the provider.

The biggest factors you’ll want to evaluate are whether or not they reliably deliver on time, if their pricing is fair, and how supportive and accessible their customer service team has been in the past.

A great logistics company doesn’t just do shipping and receiving.

Any Ohio logistics partner can provide receiving, storage, and basic in/out services. The truly great ones, though, offer much more than that. Ideally, you’ll choose a partner who also provides more extensive advanced component services.

This can include purchasing components on your behalf, placing them in assemblies, maintain inventory, and package and label your final products. This type of extra mile service facilitates the entire process and takes the stress off of your shoulders.

The partner specializes in your specific industry.

The shipping needs of a manufacturing business are much different from most other industries. From specialized packaging solutions to working around tight deadlines and understanding international shipping processes, it takes a provider who is thoroughly familiar with the industry to ensure your logistics always flow smoothly.

A close familiarity also gives them the ability to anticipate issues and either develop solutions or inform you, so you’re always up to date with the latest information.

Their customer service team is exceptional.

The right Ohio logistics partner understands that keeping you in the dark regarding your shipments and products is detrimental to your business, so they’ll go above and beyond to ensure you are always equipped with the most up-to-date information.

Whether it’s the status of a shipment, helpful reminders, or news that’ll affect a delivery, their team should always be readily available and remain proactive when sharing information.

It’s easy to scale as needed.

When you work with a manufacturing company, you quickly realize that your logistics needs can change rather rapidly. Whether it’s a sudden rush order or changing partnerships with clients, your demand will be greater at certain times of the year than others.

To keep up with these changes, you need to find a partner who can scale their solutions and their pricing accordingly. That way, you know you always have the support you need regardless of how busy you are.

Are you searching for a new logistics partner in Ohio?

Then reach out to our team here at Sisler Companies. As one of the area’s premier logistics providers, our experts have worked with businesses of all sizes, from family-owned independent operators to major corporations. We specialize in working with manufacturers and take a holistic approach that streamlines your company’s operation. Learn more about how our services can help your business, or connect with us online to schedule your initial consultation.

3 ways business development services can help your company
February 18, 2021 at 11:00 PM
3 ways business development services can help your company

Growing your business is no easy task. In the modern business environment, it can feel impossible to keep up the changing trends and all the new developments. So, if you’re having trouble truly expanding into niche markets and you’re feeling like an external sale approach, it’s time to consider business development services.

At Sisler, we’ve been offering business development services in western Ohio for over 50 years. We have a proven track record of generating business growth directly. With our expert team, there’s very little circumstances we haven’t confronted. And, more importantly, there’s no circumstance we might encounter that we can’t overcome.

Here are 3 ways business development services can benefit your company.

1. More than just sales

At the heart of business development and growth is profit. And at the heart of profit is usually sales. But it’s important to understand that, while business development is closely related to sales, our business development services are so much more than just sales.

Sales teams often focus on selling your product or service and converting leads. However, we do so much more. We assist you in establishing and maintaining relationships with prospective customers, we help you understand the personalities and minds of your clients, and we work hard at increasing brand awareness.

More than just selling, we’re constantly looking for new opportunities to grow. We build up your company so all you have to do is worry about steering it in the right direction.

2. Strategy

It’s also important to know we don’t promote cookie-cutter strategies. Our business development services work with you. And, more importantly, your company will undoubtedly benefit from having an outside party giving honest and expert insight and guidance.

Just importantly, when you’re stressed and caught between the pressures of your job and the need for new business and clients, people often don’t think clearly always. They seek out short-term solutions. And that’s where having a third party is so helpful. We tailor and align your development to your unique business goals and circumstances.

We advise you of the best course of action and never settle for short-term solutions. We acquire the perfect clients for you to cultivate long-lasting relationships predicated on promises you can absolutely deliver on. A well-executed and implemented strategy will expedite the growth of your company and profits exponentially.

3. Innovating networking

These days, cold calls are antiquated and often times not effective. They’re like using smoke signals instead of texting. What you need are innovative professionals who’ve done the research and understand not only all the cutting-edge market trends, but also what your competition is doing to give you a leg up. And that’s what you get with our business development solutions.

By staying attuned to all the most essential conferences, trade shows, and other events, our services will help you establish a real presence at these affairs. And, just as importantly, we’ll revolutionize every aspect of your networking and client acquisition. From integrating consultations to providing sales demos customized to demonstrate how your product or service will solve their problem, you’ll certainly see growth and improvement

Book our business development services now!

If your company is in need of business development services, contact us at Sisler now to get started! The longer you wait, the harder it gets. We want to sow the seeds of success, and you can reap the harvest yourself.

3 Things You May Not Know About PTC Heating Element Products
January 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Radiating heat with ptc heating element

Have you heard about Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heating elements and wondered, “why all the hype?” You’re likely familiar with the problems of traditional heating elements, such as overheating, low reliability, and unpredictable hot spots. You’re not alone if you’ve wondered why we use single-point sensors to dictate the temperature of the entire heater.

Despite the myriad annoyance, problems, and real safety concerns associated with traditional heating coils and elements, they remain standard across a vast range of industries and applications. New heating technology provides innovative solutions for the problems you encounter with conventional heating element products. You may not know these three things about PTC heating element products.

#1. PTC heating elements are ideal for products that require safety, efficiency, and uniform heating.

PTC heating elements are self-regulating and self-limiting, features that traditional heating elements don’t possess but are essential for making reliable and safe products. Single-sensor regulation assumes the temperature of the entire heater. While widely used, it's a system that can cause serious inefficiencies with the way your product heats, using more energy than necessary.

More than the expense and annoyance of inefficiency, it also presents a serious safety hazard. Overheating remains a common issue for traditional heating products. PTC heating element products are open-loop self-regulating so that they won’t overheat. The structure doesn’t use coils, or wires, like conventional heating. Instead, manufacturers print conductive inks on flexible substrates. It’s perfect for products that need efficiency and uniform heating. They’ll also be safer than if they’re built with traditional heating methods.

#2. PTC heat balances high-performance functionality with cost-efficiency.

The conductive inks of PTC heating elements exhibit a positive resistance change when the temperature increases. As the air temperature rises, the PTC material limits the flow of the current through the component. As the temperature falls, the current flow increases, generating heat. This high-performance capability allows manufacturers to set target temperature zones between which the PTC heater functions.

While all PTC ceramic heating materials function best between -40°F and 158°F, skilled manufacturers can set a specific zone in which the heating product operates. PTC technology has advanced to where it’s possible to specify multiple thresholds for a single product to function within.

PTC heating element products also heat extremely fast initially. Waiting for products to heat when first turned on remains an ongoing concern and annoyance for consumers. PTC ceramic heating stones allow full current flow through the material, so they warm up fast and then self-regulate to maintain the temperature safely.

#3. They resolve many of the common problems with traditional heating.

Overheating of traditional heating elements is one of the biggest safety concerns with heating products. It’s not an uncommon problem for conventional heating elements. Still, it’s just one issue that isn’t a concern for PTC heating element products. The technology is not only safer but also more cost-effective.

For unique heating products, PTC technology allows you to print custom designs on flexible materials. There are no limitations to the shape or structure of the conductive PTC inks, including cutouts and holes. You can customize the heating zones and adjust the wattage. There are simply more possibilities with PTC heating elements and the ability to create a far superior product than with traditional wire and coils.

Using a PTC heating element, you can manufacture a superior product that runs more efficiently and safer than with coils and wire while still more cost-effective.

Reach out if you’re interested in learning more about Sisler Company’s patented PTC heating element technology.

PTC conductive inks are transforming the heating industry, opening up new possibilities and revolutionizing traditional heating methods. If you’re interested in the potential of this new technology for your product, reach out to a Sisler Company representative. We have manufacturing capabilities available for new business developments.

Contact us through our easy online form, or call 740-777-6560 to speak with our logistics experts directly.

Why should you use early-stage business development services for startups?
December 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM
Photo of warehouse for a company that uses business development service for their startup.

When a business enters the development phase of its life cycle, it focuses on establishing itself through market research, product development, and supply chain management. This is the first stage of a business, followed by the growth, maturity, and decline stages. For many businesses, the early stages are crucial for a business to be successful. To ensure the growth and success of a business, many consider a business development service for their startup to handle the upfront decisions.

Early-stage business development

In the early stage of business development, companies must make the right decisions and have a high-risk tolerance to keep operations going. As a difficult period of the life of any business, the development stage comes with uncertainty in funding and resources, and investors risk losing their invested capital.

Early-stage businesses typically finalize any products or services, sourcing, material management, and warehousing. Our company provides clients component services related to manufacturing and worldwide distribution resources to ensure every aspect of your startup is covered.

Startups can experience many problems during the development stage, including finding value in their product or service, finding their target market, how to stand out from the competition, and how to attain financing.

How can a business development service help my startup?

Companies face many challenges in the early stages, from tough competition to hiring the right employees for your company. With existing companies already in your industry, it might be hard to create the right strategy and gain a competitive advantage. Additionally, you’ll need to hire people who share your brand’s vision and have the experience to get the job done.

Business development services like Sisler Companies are equipped with market research tools to help you gain a competitive advantage while managing some of the upfront costs of opening a business. Our sales reps will travel to you and assist you in making informed decisions so that you will build a strong base of customers.

With various problems to address during the development stage, it can be hard to know if your business is equipped for success. The right business development service will give you advice on all aspects of developing a company, including product testing, manufacturing, and determining short and long-term goals.

Our business development services for startups

Our trusted component services provide a global multi-lingual network of over 200 manufacturers across Europe, North America, and Asia. Using our database of manufacturers, our team of experienced industry-specific sales representatives knows the ins and outs of appliances, electric motor, and automotive manufacturing to help your industry-related startup succeed.

We advise our clients on which tasks to place urgency on to increase productivity and help them grow. With a focus on our clients and their customers, each business receives high-quality products and services, resulting in increased conversions and leads.

We’ll help you prevent overspending and stick to your budget, reducing your chances of putting you into too much debt, which increases your long-term profits. Once your product or service is on the market, our dedicated development services will provide our expert advice throughout the entire lifecycle and help identify future markets to grow your company.

Our high-quality strategic sourcing, material management, integrated assemblies, packaging, and warehousing play a key role in the development of businesses in our industry. While other services provide receiving, storage, and in/our services only, Sisler does everything and more. With our advanced component services, we’ll purchase components on your behalf, put components in assemblies, package and label final products, maintain inventory, and ship on a timely basis, so that the development of your company runs smoothly.

Additionally, our advanced technology puts us ahead of the competition. Our patented PTC heating technologies demonstrate better performance, temperature regulation, meeting target temperatures, temp uniformity, and time-to-temperature rates.

Our sales reps are strategically loaded near major appliance manufacturers like Whirlpool, General Electric, and others across Europe, Asia, and North America. We serve many companies and major corporations needing warehousing and distribution services in Wester Ohio. Contact us to learn more about our business development services for startups.

Common Questions About Your Ohio Logistics Partner
December 1, 2020 at 10:30 AM

If you go looking for US manufacturing’s heartland, you’ll land in Ohio or at least close to it. It’s here where companies can find not only warehousing space but Ohio logistics partners ready to provide everything from essential component services to worldwide distribution and manufacturing resources.

Sisler Companies is a trusted provider of component services for the domestic appliance, electric motor and automotive industries. We go beyond the basics to provide our partners with a global multi-lingual network working with manufacturers across Europe, North America, and Asia.

If you’re considering working with a logistics partner, you may have a few common questions.

What can an Ohio logistics company do for me?

An Ohio logistics partner commonly provides various component services, including advanced raw material purchases, product assembly, packaging and storage solutions. Working with a knowledgeable logistics partner will eliminate waste and streamline these processes for you.

These advanced logistics services will undoubtedly add value to the relationship; purchasing components, assembling products, packaging, labeling, and even ensuring timely shipping. There are incredible benefits for manufacturers working with a logistics partner experienced in advanced component management. Reduced waste, more efficient distribution, and a cohesive supply chain are the first among them.

What is component management?

Dealing with downstream sub-assembly can be a significant drain on resources and budget for manufacturers. An Ohio logistics partner looks at the complete picture of product assembly and provides innovative solutions. By implementing component management, our partners experience an array of advantages:

  • Streamlined sub-assembly: manufacturers don’t have to deal with multiple suppliers and part number SKU's.
  • Unified quality assurance and shipping: quality control, packaging, labeling, and shipping is done by one provider reliably and consistently.
  • Global resources: we work across time zones and language barriers to source components for our clients.

When you partner with a logistics company, you’re gaining specialized knowledge and experience that will position you at the groundbreaking forefront of manufacturing.

What’s next?

At Sisler Companies, we envision growth by continuing to incentivize and invest in our people and technology. We strive to cultivate the best minds through ongoing training, onboarding new technologies, and growing our international network to provide our partners with the best services possible.

What is supply chain collaboration?

There are many components to a supply chain, all of which are opportunities for lost efficiency. When members of a supply chain collaborate to address these inefficiencies, you end up with a more labor-saving and less wasteful process. Organizing supply chain collaboration between multiple entities presents some challenges. Companies don’t always understand each other's operational standards, and it’s hard to resolve critical aspects between disparate companies.

Sisler Companies works with all stages of the supply chain. Our global team works in many time zones and languages, and we station our service reps in strategic markets close to major domestic appliance manufacturers. We’re uniquely positioned to organize and execute supply chain cooperation.

Find out more about our sales, warehousing and distribution services.

Sisler Companies works with businesses of all sizes, from family-owned independent operators to major corporations. We go beyond the basic component services you find with other logistics partners. Our holistic approach streamlines your company’s operation, from purchasing and assembling components to packaging and shipping products.

If you’ve never considered partnering with a logistics company before, get in touch with Sisler Companies today. We specialize in domestic appliances, automotive and electric motors industries, devoting a global network of resources towards our manufacturing partners.

The benefits of our portfolio of patented PTC conductive inks on flexible substrates
November 4, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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Our PTC heating technology portfolio has evolved over the past 6 years - developed with the goal to provide safe and efficient heating products globally. Compared to traditional carbon fiber or wire options, PTC heating is safer, more reliable, and it can be used in a variety of applications, from healthcare equipment to automobiles.

In this article, we’re exploring how this technology works, and we’re sharing the benefits of using PTC heating technology on flexible substrates.

What is PTC heating technology?

Traditional heating technology uses elements like coils or carbon fibers to generate heat. With this type of technology, an electrical current flows through the coil, and the electrical energy is converted into heat, which then radiates from the heating element.

For example, if you look inside a toaster and see glowing coils or ribbons, this is exactly what’s happening. While this technology has been used for years, it comes with many challenges, such as overheating, uneven heating, higher energy consumption, and more.

PTC heating, which stands for “positive temperature coefficient,” solves many of these challenges. PTC heating technology uses conductive ink that is printed on flexible materials. As the name suggests, conductive ink is a material that conducts electricity. It essentially allows you to draw or create working circuits on thin materials and textiles, such as polymer-based substrates. The ink is typically infused with graphite, silver, or other conductive materials.

Moreover, PTC heaters are self-regulating and use “positive temperature coefficient” materials, which means that the electrical resistance increases whenever the temperature increases. In other words, this self-regulating material restricts the electrical current when temperatures rise, and it allows more current to pass when temperatures decrease. Because it runs open-loop, there is no need for external diagnostic controls.

More on utilizing PTC heating technology on flexible substrates

PTC heating technology has opened up a new world of opportunities for manufacturers. Since substrates are so thin and flexible, this makes it possible to include heating elements virtually anywhere, without the need for bulky coils.

Here are some of the main benefits of using PTC heating technology on flexible substrates:

  • Safety: Safety is a major concern with any heating element. Because PTC heaters act as their own sensor, they virtually eliminate the risk of overheating, which is traditionally associated with coil and carbon fiber heaters. They also have built-in fail safes: the failed part will simply stop drawing the electrical current, allowing the rest of the heater to continue functioning.

  • More uniform heating: Traditional heating technology often leads to cold spots or uneven heating. PTC heaters independently maintain an ideal temperature, resulting in an even distribution of heat at all times.

  • Lightweight: Did you know that PTC heaters can be as thin as 0.005 inches? Their flexible, lightweight design makes it possible to install heating technology in a wide variety of products, from automobile seats to wearable devices. Since they can withstand more abuse, such as folding and creasing, they are also very durable.

  • Environmentally friendly: Manufacturing a PTC heater creates much less waste compared to traditional heaters. They also use less power than traditional heaters, and they are very energy efficient.

  • Temperature & Resistance: Our patents are based around the ability to achieve a wide variety of "switch temperatures" which is critical during the design phase of any development project. Moreover, our inks reveal a high multiplification of resistivity when compared to other inks in the industry - another patented feature.

  • Design Flexibility: Contact us with your PTC Heating application, and we can DESIGN and MANUFACTURE your PTC solution.

Contact us about our patented PTC heating technology

New business development opportunities that involve our PTC design and manufacturing capabilities are run through our sibling company, Nuova Heat. You also may get in touch using our parent company website to learn more.

Benefits of a North America assembly and repackaging partner
September 29, 2020 at 4:00 AM

It takes a lot to get a product from concept to reality; from lots of individual pieces to an assembled good that’s ready to make its way to your customers. Assembly and repackaging are important pieces of the puzzle, making sure your product is built correctly and looks great when it reaches its destination. Here’s a look at just some of the many benefits of having a North America assembly and repackaging partner.

Fast shipping times

If you need to ship items within North America, having an assembly and repackaging partner also located in North America is beneficial. Since such a partner is in closer proximity to the items’ destinations than assembly and repackaging companies in other countries, your items will be assembled and shipped in a timely manner, arriving at their destinations as soon as possible.

Lower shipping costs

When your products are assembled and shipped from a location in North America to another location in North America, they have a shorter distance to travel than if they had to be shipped internationally. This gives you the benefit of having lower transportation costs.

Quality control

A North America assembly and repackaging partner will be familiar with the quality and compliance regulations of nearby countries. This helps ensure that your products are being properly put together in a way that meets local requirements and ensures your products are safe.

Saves you time

Instead of focusing on assembly and repackaging, outsourcing to a partner company allows you to get back to focusing on other areas of your business, saving you time and energy. You also experience peace of mind knowing that your products are being assembled, repackaged, and shipped with care by experts in this field.

Saves you money

Outsourcing to an assembly and repackaging partner also saves you money. For example, having these services taken care of outside of your company allows you to have fewer employees to pay, saving you money. You’re also not required to invest in large, expensive packaging equipment and supplies, saving you even more money.

Increased productivity

Your team members are great at what they do. By working with a partner company, you let your employees get back to their areas of expertise, which can result in increased productivity. Similarly, employees at assembly and repackaging companies are experts at what they do. With their knowledge and experience, they’re able to complete tasks quickly and with quality, increasing productivity in this area as well.

Advanced component services

When working with a North America assembly and repackaging partner, you may be able to outsource additional needs to the partner as you grow. For example, Sisler Companies can take care of a wide range of warehousing and distribution needs, including purchasing components on your behalf, putting components in assemblies, packaging and labeling final products, maintaining inventory, and shipping on a timely basis. We’re also strategically located near major appliance manufacturers and offer sales rep services.

About Sisler Companies

Sisler Companies offers sales and component services for the domestic appliance and electric motor industry. While we’re based in Marion, Ohio, we operate worldwide, and have locations across Europe, Asia, and North America. With a team that speaks multiple languages and has members in many different time zones, we are able to provide quality service whenever and wherever it’s needed. We also pride ourselves on offering a range of services, including warehousing, distribution, and sales rep services, as well as PTC heating technology products. Whatever you need, we’re here to be your North America assembly and repackaging partner. Contact us today.

How component management plays a role as a tier 1 supplier
August 27, 2020 at 7:00 AM

In order to manufacture a finished product, many pieces need to come together.

For most companies, it just isn’t possible to manufacture every part of the end product on their own. Instead, manufacturers rely on supply chains.

As a tier 1 supplier, Sisler Companies makes it possible for manufacturers to keep their inventory stocked and distribute their products on time. Component management plays a big role in this process.

In this article, we’re exploring what a tier 1 supplier is, the importance of component management, and how these services can help you.

What is a tier 1 supplier?

In most cases, when an OEM manufactures a final product, they need help from suppliers. Suppliers provide OEMs with the materials they need to build a product. A tier 1 supplier is the most important part of this supply chain. They work directly with OEMs and provide them with the devices that are needed to make a final product.

In turn, tier 1 suppliers typically rely on tier 2 suppliers, and the process continues as you go further down the supply chain. Lower level suppliers usually provide raw materials, while tier 1 suppliers provide parts and devices that are closer to the end product.

How component management plays a role

At Sisler Companies, we provide the basic receiving and storage services that you can expect from a supplier. But, we also go above and beyond by providing advanced component management services. This means that the companies and OEMs we work with don’t have to worry about complex sub-assembly of components.

Our team can purchase components on a customer’s behalf, assemble them, package and label the final products, maintain inventory, and ship the products on a timely basis.

How our component management services can help you

As a tier 1 supplier, our component management services offer many benefits to companies in the domestic appliance and electric motor industry:

  • Reduced costs: When you work with us, there are no other “middlemen” for you to manage. We handle all lower level suppliers, so you can cut costs on supplier management.

  • Better quality control: We implement strict quality standards down the entire supply tier. This makes it easy for us to track down defective or unsuitable parts to the specific supplier who was responsible for them.

  • Products delivered on time: With our advanced component management services, you can expect the final product to be manufactured on time, and to reach the market as soon as possible.

Contact Sisler Companies to learn more

Contact us to learn more about what our component management services can do for you. Our team specializes in the domestic appliance and electric motor industry. We are also known for our patented PTC heating technologies, which demonstrate excellent performance and better temperature regulation.

What You Should Know Before You Rent Warehousing Space in Central Ohio
August 6, 2020 at 6:00 AM

Identifying and selecting warehousing space in Central Ohio comes with many options. However, not all warehouse options offer your business the same services. logistics, or security. In fact, most warehouses provide only receiving, storage, and in/out services only. While these services are often essential and help your business, they only cover the basics, and may not fulfill your company’s needs.

Sisler Companies offers your business component services that go beyond just the basics. With years of experience in Central Ohio and a global network of representatives located near high-profile, established companies, we offer experience and service not found elsewhere in the state.

Whether you’re just beginning your warehouse search in Ohio or have been seeking a trusted location for some time, be sure to evaluate the services, experience, and knowledge we offer compared to other companies in the area.

Beyond the Basics

It should come as no surprise that virtually all warehousing facilities in Central Ohio offer component services. These basic component services include receiving, storage, and in/out services—services that can be found at just about any facility both in- and outside of Ohio.

While these services are essential, they often only meet businesses’ most immediate needs and do not offer the assistance and flexibility they need to take full advantage of their premium warehousing space. We understand that component services are to be expected, and consider them standard when it comes to the services we offer our clients.

Sisler’s services extend well beyond our competitors’, and we’re proud to offer advanced component services. In addition to receiving, storage, and in/out services, we provide additional, elevated services to aid your business. We’re able to purchase components on your behalf, saving you time and energy and, of course, receiving and storing these components for you. We can also put these components in assemblies and package and label all final products on your behalf, again saving you valuable time, energy, and overhead. Once complete, we also maintain your inventory for you, so you always know where you stand on certain components and final products.

But one of the key services we’re most proud to offer our clients is our shipping services. Whether you’re shipping locally, domestically, or across the globe, we always provide timely shipping to ensure you (and your customers) are never kept waiting for essential components or products. Whether you need daily or semi-routine shipping, we can meet your needs.

Strategic Global Locations

While our headquarter facilities are located in Marion, Ohio, our warehousing and rep network extends well beyond our state and national borders. Our teams of representatives are located in strategic international locations in close proximity to major appliance manufacturers’ headquarters or satellite facilities, including Whirlpool, General Electric, Electrolux, and other household brands.

Each member of our international team operates in their respective country’s time zone, so even if the business day is done in the United States, your operations can keep moving overseas. And as with any business, communication is key. That’s why our international representatives speak a number of different languages; you never have to worry about business needs getting lost in translation.

Rely on Sisler for Your Warehousing Needs in Central Ohio

Whether you need safe storage facilities offering basic component services or are in need of a more hands-on approach, Sisler has you covered. Reach out to us today with any questions.

Marion, OH building renovations continue in 2020 to support growth.
January 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM
by Sisler Companies

Sisler Companies is excited to announce the continued investments they are making to support future growth in 2020.

From 2011 until the final phase cleanup in 2017, Sisler has worked with local and state governments to clean up an old manufacturing building located on the 26-acre site in Marion, OH. Now, the company operates out of 2 buildings and has space available for future expansion.

The COAF Grant Application was eventually approved, and grant money was therafter used to demolish unstable sections of the building, remediate asbestos, and remove large underground tanks. Full story here.

Now, in 2020, Sisler continues to operatate in this location and is pleased to announce further improvements going into the building, now that most of the environmental concerns have been put to rest.


More 2011 photos here.


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