What is an OEM agreement? An OEM agreement – the initial equipment manufacturer agreement is an agreement between the first OEM of a product and a company that buys its products for resale under its own brand or to use as another product. Since two parties are involved, this is a two-part agreement. Such agreements are common when there is a known brand that relocates spare parts used in its product to different manufacturers. These spare parts are then assembled in the production units under the brand name. OEM agreements are between printer manufacturers and cartridge suppliers that are original equipment manufacturers. The cartridges are sold under the printer`s brand name and used in the printer. The initial equipment production agreement is a two-part agreement between the OEM manufacturer and the purchaser; It is therefore important that both names be included in the agreement. The agreement should also include the effective date of the agreement, the product delivered, the product quality specifications, the quantity of products needed for a specified period, the details of the delivery, the payment schedule, the applicable price for the product. The benefits of a first-line equipment manufacturer agreement are shown below: an OEM agreement is required when a company wishes to contract to supply spare parts to another company. The company that supplies the parts is referred to as OEM equipment manufacturer or front-line OEM.