If you currently have a supply partner for your precision pressing and stamping needs, you might be chugging along ‘well enough’.
However, as you learn more about your supplier, you may question if they’re fully up to the standard you need – and start to wonder about the consequences if they let you down.
Perhaps their lead times have been creeping up, and you’re worried about the repercussions of production delays. Maybe your business can see change on the horizon and you’re not sure your incumbent supplier could adapt quickly enough. Or, perhaps you’ve been asked to rationalise your supply chain and have noticed cracks in the process, such as increasing costs with no clear breakdown.
At Clamason, we draw upon 70 years of pressing expertise to help customers maximise long term success and minimise chances of product failures and recalls. There are many benefits to switching to us, but we understand that this isn’t a decision to be taken lightly.
We’re often asked similar questions before our customers change supplier. The answers might help you too, so let’s take a closer look…
1. I don’t have time to peruse the market for suppliers. Why should I speak to Clamason in the first place?
Sticking with your incumbent supplier – warts and all – might feel like the path of least resistance (we’re all familiar with the phrase ‘better the devil you know’).
However, if you ignore your niggling doubts, you’ll only realise you need a new supplier when you reach a crisis point – such as your incumbent being unable to meet a hard deadline. You’ll then be left to search for a new partner out of desperation, rather than choice.
Deferring any decision-making until a trigger event is a sure way to lose time, money and value – especially if you had an early warning sign. Of course, you could attempt to reconcile or re-negotiate with your current supplier, but what if the reputational damage has already been done? If they didn’t see it fit to rectify your issues or give you their best offer in the first instance, can your trust ever be salvaged?
Clamason are specialists in servicing the automotive, medical, industrial and eco-tech sectors with a deep understanding of what is needed and works. We won’t take a chance on your business – we’ll use well-versed, successful strategies to ensure that every project meets your exact specification.
It’s well-worth the time to have a quick conversation and see how we could improve your existing process.
2. Our industry is fast paced. Can you keep up?
At Clamason, we are able to consistently manufacture precise and high-quality pressed parts to exact specifications in high volumes.
We can address your emergent needs quickly and efficiently, with the ability to scale, so you can maximise your new opportunities.
All the while, we don’t restrict our customers with rigid minimum order quantities. We can flex down and support smaller volumes, so you won’t lose money if you find yourself suddenly needing a reduced supply.
Crucially, we offer a single, closed loop system for the entire production cycle – which is ideal for growing markets. From design and CAD services to tooling, technical cleaning and logistics, we’ll equip you with short lead times and even a choice of UK and European locations, ensuring security of supply when you need it most.
3. We like that you offer a premium full-service solution, but it sounds expensive. How are you going to save us money?
Clamason have an open approach to commercial relationships, with a focus on delivering value.
Our experienced team can reduce unnecessary costs through an enhanced end-to-end process, from design to distribution. Complete visibility allows us to optimise each element of the cycle – such as choosing the perfect materials and shipping options – before production even starts.
As a team, we are driven to find continuous opportunities for improvement and efficiency. Furthermore, we’re committed to identifying and resolving issues before they have the chance to hit your budget or productivity.
4. We’re worried about handing over control of our project. How much visibility will we have?
Clamason is committed to providing excellent customer service. All of our customers have a dedicated project manager who will maintain regular and clear contact, all while overseeing every element of production.
All of our project managers trained in PRINCE2 methodology and are equipped with state-of-the-art CRM and project management systems, so we can ensure production is completed on time, within budget and to your exact requirements.
Our efficient, skilled, friendly and helpful team are right at the heart of our long-lasting and successful client relationships. Once you start speaking to us, we’re sure you’ll agree!
5. Quality is extremely important to us. How will you help us to protect our reputation?
At Clamason, we’re proud to serve the highest level of accuracy at very high speeds of production, all whilst saving on waste.
Our devotion to quality infiltrates every element of our operation.
We’re continuously investing in our machinery and processes, so we can consistently raise the quality of product and service provided to our customers. All the while, we make it a priority to minimise the impact of our activities on the environment.
We are accredited to ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and ISO 13485 quality standards, while also being committed to the development, maintenance and effectiveness of the company’s quality management system.
This process pivots on our dedication to continuous improvement and defect prevention, as well as the reduction of variation and waste – all of which we empower our team to achieve through complete training and total commitment.
If you’re wondering if you could benefit from a new supplier, it’s time to start a conversation.
Clamason have more than seven decades of experience in stamping metal pressings.
We have years of expertise in producing bespoke precision metal components for the automotive sector and are now a leading player in the development of eco-tech parts.
Our engineers collaborate with clients from the outset of a project, using advanced stamping simulation technology to inform the design phase. We also guarantee precision tooling in a quick and efficient manner, with next-to-no waste.
Once stamped, components can be cleaned and packed in safe environments, completing a full-service solution with exceptional value for money.
In the busy world of product design, it’s not often that you have the time and space to consider your supplier options. But you should.
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