As a renowned provider of beautiful and durable public seating solutions, this customer needed a wide range of extrusion, fabrication and finishing services. When we first got in touch with them, they were working with a whole host of suppliers, each delivering one aspect of the manufacturing process.

Since then, when we acted as a simple bar length supplier, we’ve expanded our partnership with this customer and now fulfil all their extrusion design, fabrication, finishing, assembly and logistics requirements.

As we project manage the entire process, the customer only has to deal with one point of contact. We’re able to provide an integrated service, with full control of project deadlines. And, because we work with a global network of suppliers, we’re able to offer consistently competitive prices and lead times, and reduce our customer’s inventory with no risk to product supply.

The detailed version

Initially, the customer took us on as a supplier of extruded aluminium bar length. But, as they continued to work with us - and their numerous other suppliers - they began to realise that our integrated range of extrusion fabrication and finishing services could be a more effective solution for their business.

Over the course of several years of collaboration, we’ve gradually taken ownership of all aspects of this customer’s projects, working with them on the design and prototyping of products to enhance their quality and functionality, taking over project and component management, providing them with a full assembly service, and holding and delivering their stock, which has reduced their inventory while maintaining a healthy flow to market.

Our stringent quality control service, and our ability to ship products anywhere in the world - complete with relevant informational inserts and branded packaging - has taken a huge task off the customer’s shoulders.

The outcome

We’ve been providing this customer with a fully managed service for some time, now, and it’s been a hugely successful collaboration.

Every aspect of their extrusion work is handled here at Edmo, resulting in an integrated approach to design, manufacture, stocking and supply that saves time, energy and money. And because we’re involved at every step, we’ve got to know what our customer needs, enabling us to foresee potential challenges, and even prevent them from occurring.

We do everything in our power to keep our component management service competitive, not just in terms of cost, but in terms of service and quality. Working with a global network of suppliers allows our component management team to find the absolute best quality and price for you, taking into account global metal prices and exchange rates. And because we’re not tied to one supplier, we’re able to shop around for the lowest prices, as well as avoiding any interruptions in supply. Likewise, when we’re sourcing larger volumes of components, we’re able to go to two or more suppliers in order to fulfil your requirements.

The cost of our component management service depends on a number of factors, including:

However, it’s worth remembering that our component management service wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t a more affordable solution than businesses sourcing and stocking components individually. We use our decades of experience, global network of experts, and technical expertise to source you the best quality, most suitable components for your project. We use only trusted supply partners, with whom we have longstanding arrangements, keeping your supply flow steady and your prices as low as possible.

Yes, we’re able to source componentry in a variety of materials, including plastic, other metals, glass, and electrical components. We’re happy to store these items in-house alongside our extruded aluminium stock as part of our component management solution, and to include them as part of our component assembly service.

Our component management service is designed to make your life easier. Running a business is hard enough on a day-to-day basis without factoring in all the potential pitfalls of component sourcing. How do you know who provides quality components? Which suppliers are reliable? Are you getting the best price and the best deal? Our component management service is here to take these uncertainties out of the equation. Not only that, but we save you time, space, and money. All you have to do is let us know what you need, and we’ll work with our global network of suppliers to handle the rest.

Find out more about our global sourcing services.

Yes, you can – as long as the components sourced are suitable for the intended application, and are delivered directly and promptly to our facility.  However, we do prefer to source all components on our customers’ behalf, for a number of reasons:

If you would like to talk to us about setting up a component management arrangement using components you have sourced, please do get in touch and we’ll do our best to advise.

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