About pricing

20.11.08

“Why are your prices so high?” We hear this question quite often. Let me briefly try to explain the dilemma we face. Basically, it is all a question of quantity! As you know, Metrolab is active in a niche market, which means low quantities… One component of the price is our manufacturing cost: the less we order, the lower our room for negotiation. But of all the price components, the largest is the amortization of our R&D costs: developing high quality precision instruments simply takes time. We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our R&D costs without compromising quality: intelligent make/buy decisions, reusing system components, collaborations, etc. But the best way to reduce prices lies in your hands: buy lots more units!!!
Claude Thabuis, Metrolab Sales and Production Manager