Engineer to order (ETO) is a type of manufacturing process. The process begins when the company receives a sales order with the specifications for a new product. Manufacturers design, engineer and produce unique products from start to finish for customers.
During ETO, customer’s work with the manufacturing team to produce the end result. ETO is usually used to produce complex or specialist products. These can include specialist vehicles, electronics, machinery and industrial cranes. It is common practice in the aerospace, defence, agriculture, software and energy industries.