Food Equipment

OEM Parts vs Generic Parts – Food Service Equipment

Most all of us in the food service equipment industry have heard of OEM parts. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. OEM parts are produced by the manufacturer of the piece of equipment or sometimes by a subcontractor to make parts for them. The parts are usually distributed by the original manufacturer. Generic parts are made by 3rd party companies and are distributed by these 3rd parties. The generic parts are made using the same specifications as the original part and should be equally as good or in many cases…

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