Fasco Asia Pacific Featured in Leading Industry Publication, Australia's Best.

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Australia's Best Interviews Fasco on supply chain management.

The popular series of magazines, Australia's Best, have just released their Manufacturing publication which includes an in-depth editorial feature on Fasco. The editorial that has gone to press also features an exclusive interview with George Thom, Manager of Operations and Logistics.

For nearly a century Fasco had been designing and manufacturing what has become the industries most respected line of fractional horsepower electrical and blowers.The motors power 1000s of products in a diverse range of industries. Their expanding global presence, superior customer service and experienced staff provide customers with the highest quality product.

The worldwide Fasco motors group has a combined annual turnover of close to 300 millions dollars US. In the Asia Pacific they benefit from this combined strength which helps to ensure them market leadership and to provide an unparalleded level of service to their customer base.

Today, Fasco employs approximately 4,000 people in five manufacturing locations across North America and the Asia Pacific. In adition to their manufacturing locations they maintain sales throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to provide local sales and support.

Fasco Asia Pacific includes Fasco Australia and Fasco Thailand which are wholly owned subsidaries of Regal Beloit Corporation who are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Fasco Asia Pacific supports local markets in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, as well as exporting to South Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Fasco Asia Pacific produces single and three phase motors with outputs between 2 and 3,800 watts in frame sizes including "C" Frame skeleton, NEMA 32,38,42,48 and 56 allowing the selection of the best motors for the applications. Current applications include refridgeration, air conditioning and ventilation, swimming pool and spa pumps, household appliances, air compressors, farming equipment, cement mixers and catering equipment. The end result is one of Asia Pacific's leading electric motor manufacturers with a customer focused philosophy that supports every product in their range of industrial, commercial and domestic speciality motors.

Fasco understands the importance of continually improving design, engineering and manufacturing processes to ensure that their customrs only recieve state of the art products. All Fasco products are quality tested before they leave the factory, to further the customers peace of mind.

When it comes to being dynamic and ground-breaking, Fasco's relationship with their suppliers is no exception.

Fasco is a business that truly understands the importance of winning supply chain management and it's advantages.

"Effective supply chain management is the most integral part of the company's growth as it is the heart (or engine) of the company that covers the day-to-day operations in meeting customer's needs. Without satisfied customers, it is difficult to meet any objectives or goals," says George Thom, the Manager of Operations and Logistics. "Traditionally companies have used product quality and price as the competitive advantage, but this is something that is now expected of each and every company. Effective SCM is now the differentiator between organisations and is seen to be the competitive advantage."

Fasco has formed tactical partnerships with key suppliers with their impressive strategic sourcing initiative, in which the company searches and selects suppliers with whom they form firm relations with which ultimately supports their company objectives in providing a spectacular service to the public.
"Suppliers play a key role in the company's success as SCM is only as good as the supplier capability to supply and meet a company's requirements," states Thom. "A strong relationship with suppliers goes a long way to support a company's objectives in meeting and exceeding customer's expectations."

SCM is of vital importance to Fasco as a business as it's what they believe separates them from their competitors. Effective SCM strategies and relationships with key supply partners (both suppliers and customers) play a significant role in meeting company initiatives at both regional and corporate levels. "Nowadays customers have greater demands and what has worked in the past may not apply at present," Thom explains. "Developing and implementing the right strategies to support companywide objectives and most importantly, meeting and exceeding customer expectations is essential in regards to effective SCM."

In the future, Fasco will continue to develop and launch products to meet the requirements of out customer base and the ever changing marketplace. By listening to their customers and combining this knowledge with their core expertise in key motor and blower technologies they will continue to create customized solutions for all motor applications.

Refined Tooling are a preferred supplier to Fasco and were involved in the feature.


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