Business products are sold to other businesses as opposed to end users, and are used to produce other products. There are many types of business products including manufactured products that have gone through some processing. Semi-manufactured goods require more manufacturing before they are useful to the purchaser. Lumber and crude oil are examples of these types of products.|
Parts are manufactured items that are ready to be incorporated into other products. An example of this would be transmission products that are manufactured at a small factory in Vermont. These parts are sold world wide to large transmission remanufacturers, valve body rebuilders and independent specialists for repair of marine, industrial and heavy equipment repair shops.
Process machinery (sometimes called "installations") refers to major pieces of equipment that are used in the manufacture of goods. This category would include boilers, motors, pumps, conveyors, lathes, etc. The list is exhaustive, but the idea is that the business product of the process machinery is sold to other businesses so that they can produce an end product to sell to the consumer.
Equipment is another type of business product that does not contribute directly to the physical product but does aid in the production process. Examples of office equipment would be computers, printers, copy machines, etc. Examples of portable factory equipment are generators, hydraulic lifts, staging equipment and any other type of equipment needed in the non- manufacturing process.
And, last but not least, let's not forget about office and paper supplies. These are consumed in conjunction with the making of the manufactured product. Some businesses specialize in just office products like the super store Staples. Large department stores have a whole department just for office supplies.