In today’s world of foundry work and custom casting services, “made in the USA” is synonymous with “quality” manufacturing. Compared to overseas providers, American iron foundries such as Acme are often able to deliver higher quality and higher consistency backed by more timely turnaround and responsive customer support.
Nevertheless, a lot of domestic companies rely on overseas foundries due to the perceived cost savings. Materials and labor can in fact be much cheaper due to offshoring – but are you really making more money over the lifetime of your products when you factor in potential quality control problems and supply chain / product delivery issues down the road?
Common Issues with Offshoring Your Manufacturing
As the COVID-19 pandemic has taught many American businesses, a single supply chain disruption can make or break the profitability of your overall manufacturing project. Relying on overseas foundries and casting providers opens up your project to a multitude of potential logistics issues – from material acquisition to production to shipping and delivery – while also removing accountability and traceability from the process.
Furthermore, the exorbitant cost of international shipping will often eat away any cost savings you would have gained through offshoring your project. Once you factor in unexpected shipping disruptions, delayed deliveries, as well as the myriad of quality control issues that can arise along the way…suddenly American foundry services start to seem more than worth the upfront price.
The Advantages of Choosing a Domestic Iron Foundry
Partnering with a domestic foundry helps ensure that your products are manufactured according to your exact specifications and delivered on time and according to schedule. Quality and consistency are especially guaranteed with certified American manufacturers – for example Acme Foundry’s ISO 9001:2015 certification helps to establish a highly reliable and repeatable production process to ensure the results you’re after.
Simplifying Any Supply Chain Issues
An American foundry service provider will help you avoid many of the supply chain issues which have plagued domestic sellers throughout the last several years. We can better assist with your production planning while offering a more reliable source of product deliveries so that you or your customers are never left in the dark.
Streamlined Shipping and Delivery Reduce Your Overall Costs
International shipping has always been a major cost, and the prices have fluctuated to especially high levels since the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. US-based gray iron foundries such as Acme can help substantially reduce your shipping costs so that more of your budget goes into manufacturing better products.
Quality Domestic Foundry Services Since 1905
Acme is an American foundry specializing in custom gray cast iron products. Founded in 1905 in Coffeyville, Kansas, our company has proudly remained one of the nation’s leading contract manufacturers for well over a century through superior quality, consistency, and customer service.