What is Localization?

Learn more about localization and Dartec’s criteria of localizing spare parts, materials and quantities

What is Localization?

Learn more about localization, its potential and impacts on your company and the economy


Localization is the process of bringing external parts, equipment, and processes and producing them locally. Localization could mean different things for different entities, weather they are suppliers, service providers, or end-users. When it comes to spare part localization, DarTec is concerned with five different criteria to overcome in order to enable localization:

1.  Availability of 2D engineering drawings (shop drawings)

2. Technical know-how about operating conditions that are reflected as GD&T in engineering drawings

3. Availability of precision manufacturing capabilities beyond machining

4. Availability of detailed metallurgy analysis reports and post manufacturing processes

5. Challenges in procuring obsolescence spare parts

What can we localize?


The parts that DarTec could localize span from micron-level accuracy parts that are small as a shim or meter-scale objects that are large as a gas turbine skid. DarTec can scan, reverse engineer, and localize any scale mechanical parts or objects. Since DarTec relies on its strong network of manufacturing suppliers; there is no limit to what could be manufactured. .


Based on the material composition of parts and equipment, DarTec is able to source the required raw material for manufacture or suggested close equivalents without jeopardizing the integrity or performance of the part/equipment. Additionally, DarTec could suggest alternative manufacturing processes and consequently the material specification to help optimize the performance of the part, source parts quicker, or address the issue of obsolescence. 


Based on the required quantities/volume (limited or production scale), DarTec could accommodate the customer’s requirements accordingly through their strong and robust network on manufacturers scattered across the Kingdom who could accommodate variations in quantities. Noteworthy, the reverse engineering process is a one-time activity and needs to be performed only once, so any investment in reverse engineering would be dissolved over the quantity of required parts. in other words, the larger the quantity or parts ordered, the lower the reverse engineering cost per part.  

How Can We Help You Localize?

Learn everything about our process of helping you localize and making more profitable decisions.

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