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How Different Industries Use Custom Kit Assembly to Save

You may have heard about the benefits of using kitting services to improve efficiency and lower costs in product assembly and packaging. But what kind of industries use custom kitting services, and how does kitting affect their business strategies? As it turns out, there are many different types of industries that utilize kitting services, from furniture manufacturers to cosmetics companies. Let’s take a closer look at how different industries use custom kitting to save.


Advertising, marketing, and media companies use kitting to drive business to their clients. These types of kits serve to showcase a company’s products or services, and can include materials such as brochures, flyers, business cards, customer testimonials, and even promotional items like pens, buttons, clothing, or hats.


Some furniture and home goods companies such as IKEA are known for using kitting services to save time and money in their assembly production. Instead of packaging and shipping pre-assembled products, IKEA packs the product’s components into flat boxes that are easier and more cost-effective to ship and store. The customer is then able to purchase buildable kits directly from the store and fully assemble the product at home.

Cosmetics and skincare

The cosmetics and skincare industry also takes advantage of using custom kitting services to sell more products. For example, many makeup or skincare companies bundle together similar products into a set or value pack. Using kitting in this way helps brands keep costs down and provides customers with a complete set of products to be used together. Another rising trend is monthly subscription boxes filled with sample sizes of makeup, skincare, and beauty products. Subscription sample boxes enable companies to introduce new products to customers at a much lower cost.


The automotive industry has been using kitting for decades to make assembly and repair services more streamlined. For example, at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, our Industrial Services Division works to assemble transmission repair kits for Ford Motor Company. Using a neatly assembled kit with the right sets of tools helps service technicians repair transmissions quickly and efficiently.

Are you curious about the benefits of using kitting services for your product assembly needs? Put Goodwill to work for your business! Our Industrial Services Division has over 100 years of professional expertise providing kitting, assembly, packaging, and fulfillment services to businesses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. See how we can help your business improve lead times and overall efficiency! Contact us today to learn more and take a free tour of our facilities.