Sourcing Mouldings From The Far East Offers Small British Manufacturers a Big Solution
More and more British manufacturers are looking to outsource the tooling and moulding of their
injection moulded plastic components in the search for cost savings says David Walker, Managing Director of Kemflo Europe. The company has set up a joint venture with
Taiwanese and Chinese injection moulder Kemflo to market its services to plastics moulding specifiers in Europe. Kemflo Europe has reported a surge in enquiries, particularly
from small manufacturers since it opened for business earlier this year.
Mr Walker commented "Manufacturers are genuinely surprised by the cost savings that can be made by sourcing
from the Far East. We have received enquiries from companies with their own moulding machines having capacity problems and who see Kemflo as a low cost source for tooling and covering
peaks of excess demand. They are also experiencing problems attracting the quality of labour required and are attracted by Kemflo¹s expertise in all stages of the process".
"Most enquiries however, are from small British companies who are currently out sourcing finished components from
European moulders and are experiencing both time delays in mouldings being prepared and excessive costs two to three times higher than for identical tooling from Kemflo. At a time of
recession in the manufacturing industry smaller companies are those that need to be the most competitive yet they are suffering most from higher production costs. They do not have R & D
and C.A.D. facilities to aid the design process, or packaging capability to produce finished items so much valuable management time is being consumed. Kemflo¹s experience is invaluable to
smaller manufacturers in that it can take a simple idea in the form of a sketch from a manufacturer and provide a complete service through research and development, testing, assembly, packaging
and delivery ready for the product to go on the shelves".
Already, Kemflo Europe has won contracts in the electronic, automotive and plumbing sectors.
The company claims to be able to turn a quote from a drawing round in 3 days, tooling lead times are approximately 50 days with parts in production within 14 days of
customer acceptance. Kemflo has 70 Taiwanese made injection and extrusion moulding machines operating from a 432,000 sq ft moulding, tooling and assembly plant in Ping Tung.
Mr Walker commented "Sourcing from the Far East is now a simple and low cost way to reduce production costs and increase profits. Customers are benefiting from top quality components with savings of over 50% and delivery on time"
Far East moulding giant Kemflo, opens for Europe
One of the Far East¹s leading plastic moulding companies has opened a European subsidiary.
Kemflo International based in Taiwan, has established a local Company Kemflo Europe to service
manufacturers in the UK and the rest of Europe.
This will allow British manufacturers the possibility of sourcing their engineered plastic products at considerable savings over their suppliers.
The Company has initially set up sales and marketing in St Albans
with the longer term view of creating production capability on a suitable site in Europe.
Parent Company Kemflo International, is a long established supplier of plastic mouldings to the automotive, defence, leisure, plumbing,
manufacturing and OEM markets in Asia, Australia and the Americas. The Company has a highly automated operation on two sites a 40,000
square metre facility in Taiwan and a new purpose built 100,000 sq.metre facility currently being constructed on a 200 acre site in Nanjing near Shanghai in China.
Kemflo Europe is the brainchild of Managing Director David Walker,
who has been sourcing injection mouldings from the Far East for many years.
"British manufacturers are constantly looking at ways to reduce production costs and increase margins. Now, with the extremely high production standards and low prices
available in Taiwan and China, it is possible for British manufacturers to source top quality components at half the price they are currently paying".
Kemflo can produce virtually anything in plastic, including valves for the plumbing industry,
automotive air filters, plastic wood extrusions such as patio decking, garden sprinklers, swimming pool skimmers and filtration. The Company also produce and assemble
electrical components and finished products for OEM including circuit boards.The Company is currently producing 1 million items a week rising to 3 million items on
completion of the new site. Mr Walker commented "Kemflo can offer the complete service to its British Customers from R & D, specifying and tooling, through manufacture,
assembly, packaging and automated warehousing and delivery. We can also design and produce packaging and point of sale materials so finished product comes in to the UK
ready to use, or ready to put on the shelves. The success of the Company is in part due also to the high investment made in automation and streamlining of all areas in
production and also the dedication and hard work and effort put in by the whole team.".
Manufacturers wanting more details on sourcing from the FAR EAST can contact Mr Walker on 01727 833568 or email email@example.com