Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) August 27, 2009
Bean Media Group, publishers of leading-edge magazines Australia's Best have chosen Industrial Galvanizers for an exclusive editorial feature discussing their experience on supply chain management in their latest edition.
Industrial Galvanizers started as a family galvanizing and manufacturing business in Hexam, NSW, in 1968.
In 1978, the company constructed what was then, and still remains today, the largest galvanizing bath in Australian history. Operations extended to Brisbane and Sydney, with the acquisition of structural galvanizing plants in both centres. Following a company takeover by Delta Group Australia, Industrial Galvanizers was able to add galvanizing plants in western Brisbane, Port Kembla, Melbourne, Perth, Launceston, and Townsville to its ever-growing portfolio of facilities.
Today, the company has the capability to galvanize over 150,000 tonnes of steel annually through its nine operational plants. Experienced employees are able to consult with clients to provide individual solutions to individual needs. Technical advice is provided in regard to design suitability for galvanizing, project scheduling, transport, and many other project-specific issues.
Evidence of a superior service is the Industrial Galvanizer's Coating Guarantee Program, which offers a 50-year warranty on specific projects and provides customers with long-term product quality assurance. By committing to best practice throughout the entire company, Industrial Galvanizers has become recognised as the market leader in the galvanizing industry.
Although forecasts for economic growth in the short term appear conservative from a company perspective, Aaron Raadschelders, Maintenance Engineer for Industrial Galvanizers, believes that in the current climate it is vital to take advantage of all opportunities. "We take on any suitable opportunity which will consolidate our operating expenses, as this helps protect our profit margins," he explains. "Rationalising our consumables to ensure volume efficiencies with our suppliers impacts significantly on our buying power."
A unified approach to purchasing has been implemented within the company as a result of a thorough analysis of the function within the business. "Once, where purchasing was seen as an individual site function, we are now approaching our purchasing options as a group," says Aaron. "In turn, there have been significant gains in volume buys across the group as a whole."
Because of the variety of products and services being sourced by the company, Aaron notes that, although savings are important, this focus cannot jeopardise quality. "We expect competitive pricing for widely available, more-established items," Aaron explains. "However, when sourcing new or specialty items, it is important to first look at product quality, as reliability and customer satisfaction is paramount."
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