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producer

or

manufacturer

a business which is engaged in making consumer goods and capital goods using factor inputs such as raw materials, labour and capital. See VALUE ADDED.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

producer

or

supplier

the basic producing-supplying unit of economic theory. In economic theory, a producing unit is usually a FIRM, although government organizations also produce goods and services.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005