Bending: The Rules

Bending: The Rules

Metal bending and coiling is something few people think much about. But it’s a key ingredient of the manufacturing process for an amazing array of components in things as diverse as cars, planes, furniture, refrigerators, trains, defence equipment, street barriers used in cafés – to name just a few.

Costs of tooling up for manufacturing components that require metal bending or coiling can be huge. Then there’s the problem of keeping staff on board who have the specialist skills needed to achieve a consistent quality product that meets specifications every time. Add to that the fact that even major corporations don’t need metal bending capabilities all the time – and you come up with The Rules for Bending: Outsourcing.

Outsourcing to the experts significantly increases your capacity to control costs, minimise stock, improve quality and increase productivity. Big businesses have been getting the benefits of outsourcing for a long time. They know that people who are the experts in a particular field do it better and cheaper. Smaller businesses sometimes find it harder to let go of what they see as “control” over their businesses. They’re used to directly managing their own processes and people. But in fact they can have more control when they outsource, and the rewards of building relationships with great outsource partners can be significant.

A Bending Company in Dandenong, Victoria act as the “bending department” for manufacturers around Australia who want to contain their costs and maintain high quality standards.

A major Australia-wide manufacturer of Auto Accessories recently told Manufacturers Monthly:

“We used to manufacture in-house, but found high costs and labour inefficiencies that resulted in waste had got right out of hand. We negotiated an agreement with A Bending which means that we get on-spec components precisely when we need them, we pay only for what we order, we don’t have to train up staff for jobs that they’re not doing all the time – and we don’t have to keep updating our tooling. Not only that, but A Bending passes on savings that result from the fact that they keep improving their tooling and processes. It works for us.”

While A Bending Company specialise in production runs, they’ll tackle just about anything metal, bending and rolling to 114 mm Ø – tube, pipe, RHS, angle, flats or channel. They also take on prototyping, R&D or specials jobs.

A Bending Company has gone through the rigorous assessments required to obtain a “Defence Accredited Supplier” rating.

We offer a competitively priced service to suit your requirements, our flexibility and versatility give you the comfort of knowing that you’re being looked after properly. We are small enough to know you, yet large enough to cater for all your needs!

We can solve your problems; deliver results and increase your bottom line.