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 cars, planes, furniture, refrigerators, trains, defence equipment, street barriers used in cafés – to name just a few.

The costs of tooling-up for manufacturing components that require metal bending or coiling can be huge. Then there’s the problem of keeping staff who have the specialist skills needed to achieve a consistent quality product that meets specifications every time. Add to that the fact that many companies don’t need metal bending capabilities all the time.

Eventually, you come up with the best rule for bending: outsourcing.

Outsourcing to the experts helps you control costs, minimise stock inventory, 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.

ABECK act as the ‘bending department’ for manufacturers around Australia who want to contain their costs and maintain high quality standards.

A major Australian 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 ABECK 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, ABECK passes-on savings that result from the fact that they keep improving their tooling and processes. It works for us.”

While we specialise in production runs, we can also tackle just about anything metal, bending and rolling to 114 mm Ø – tube, pipe, RHS, angle, flats or channel. We will also do prototyping or special jobs.

We have also been through the rigorous assessments required for Defence accredited supplier rating.

ABECK offer a competitively priced service to suit your needs. 

Don’t bend over backwards trying to solve your problems, contact us for a quote.


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