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An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) traditionally is defined as a company whose goods are used as components in the products of another company, which then sells the finished item to users.

  • Traditionally, OEMs focus on business-to-business sales, while VARs sell to the public or other end users
  • In manufacturing industries, OEMs stand in contrast to aftermarket products, which offer replacement parts that are generic and cheaper than OEM parts.
  • An OEM is also different from an original design manufacturer (ODM), a company that customizes its own products for resale by the client.