Where are Moog parts made?
“Where does Moog make their parts?” Sadly this question isn’t as easy to answer as it used to be. Back in the golden years Moog chassis parts were manufactured solely in the USA, and in a lot of cases, people still assume that today. But as the years have gone on we have seen more and more Moog parts from one country after another. Curiosity got the best of us, and we wanted to know just how many countries Moog manufactures in. Since we order our Moog parts directly from Federal Mogul, and those parts are shipped directly from their warehouse to our Stephenville warehouse, we thought we’d just go searching.
If you forgot your reading glasses, we put our findings in video form just for you. Otherwise, keep scrolling.
Search Party: Around the World and Back
After a search of our Moog inventory, we found out that Moog makes their parts everywhere from Japan…
and of course, the United States of America.
That’s a Whole Lot of Countries
All in all, we found 16 different countries that Moog manufactured their parts in. That’s a far cry from just being made in the U.S.
No way you say?
Is there anyway to find out where a Moog part comes from?
If the question of “are Moog parts made in the USA” is unrealistic, what can we do? Aha! How about we ask “how do I tell where MY Moog part came from?” This inquiry is much easier to solve: Check the label on the BOX! Each Moog part has the country of origin listed on the label. This is pretty easy to do if you are looking at the box, on the shelf in a store. However, if you are more with the times and are shopping online, you may want to contact someone at your vendor of choice before you purchase. Considering most online retailers ship without the original box to save on shipping costs, you’ll be hard pressed to find the origin without the box. If the country of origin is really important to you, this is your heads up before you order any parts online.
I can at least know where a part number is made, right?
Wrong. Of all the “where is Moog made” aspects, this is most interesting: you can’t even narrow it down by part type or even part number! You could order the exact same part number from two different companies and have two different countries of origins. How do I know you ask? Look what we found in the warehouse… Same part number, different countries of origin. Now rest assured, they are the same part, but they came from different parts of the world.
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The correct answer: Moog is a GLOBAL brand
With so many places around the world manufacturing Moog’s parts, there’s not really a way to predict exactly where a specific part will come from. The best, and really only way, to determine where a Moog part was made is to check the label on the box. We had a light-bulb moment! We finally found the answer to the question, “Where are Moog parts made?” The answer: The World! Moog parts are manufactured all over the world. With a global economy comes global manufacturing, Moog is no exception.
What do you guys think, surprised or no? What other countries have you found on your Moog box?