Since the beginning of 2005, Global Supplier had great success with the outsourcing of high-quality production of metal components to China. It has been particularly a strong demand for components with specifically high demands on strength and temperature properties, supplied with material certificates from foundries approved by DNV, Lloyds and ABS.
Global Supplier specializing in subjects with a high quality, in contrast to most outsourcing players who mostly has been focused on low cost, therefore it was natural for us to become ISO certified by DNV, said Marco Maduro, who has worked intensively the last one and a half years to complete the ISO system.
The choice of DNV as a class society, is due to the reason that many of our products are used in the offshore industry, where there are particularly high quality demand and DNV is the leading certification company in the energy sector, says Marco Maduro.
Customers demand that we take further part in their deliveries than before, says director Anders Nielsen.
We have therefore begun to do assembly work and deliver pre-painted assemblies with complete documentation packages, even storage and logistics tasks we perform, so the customer receives a complete solution, just like if it was made in own production or bought from neighbors companies.
Our delivery monitoring and quality assurance is also helping to minimize problems and delays, releasing customers from using their internal resources to follow up on deliveries. It is a natural part of our work, says Anders Nielsen.
Customers see huge advantages in getting assembly work done in China. When they get bearings, axles, and seals mounted in the components, we simply relieve their own assembly workshops, and released capacity so that our clients achieve a higher throughput speed of their own assembly.
Last but not least, our prices for main components, but also accessories such as screws, bolts, axles have been particularly attractive to customers, especially when they get almost free mounted products due to the low labor cost in China. This has lead many of our customers to quickly choose to put a larger share of responsibility for their products out to us as a subcontractor.
Size of components we handle range from a few grams to several thousand kg, and we deliver in all types of materials from ordinary gray cast iron to stainless steel, high-strength steel, bronze and nickel-plated brass, says Anders Nielsen.