Allowing Customers to Focus on Their Core Business

core business focus

ABL’s capabilities, which are all based under one roof, allow companies to concentrate on their core business because we can take responsibility for all the non-essential manufacturing processes they carry out. In practice this means that companies making components in-house can free up space and working capital by out-sourcing to ABL.

One sub-contractor, one purchase order, one phone call

Additionally, companies currently using a chain of sub-contractors can just use one, ABL, saving cost and improving lead time & quality. This means that a single purchase order can be used instead of a high number of purchase orders which would normally be required where more than one sub-contractor is being employed. This saves valuable administration time for ordering and also frees up wasteful time spent having to liaise with different sub-contractors, with all the associated hassle and confusion which can arise when having to co-ordinate material movement between different sub-contractors. Not to mention the additional costs of transport in moving metal from one site to another – dealing with ABL for your aluminium extrusion requirements avoids all these costs.

Single point of quality control

Often, when having to use different sub-contractors, there can be disagreements between them about where any defects have been caused or where any parts have been lost. Using ABL, with its ability to handle all the added value services your product requires under one roof, means we are responsible for all quality aspects – a responsibility we take very seriously. If there are any issues, we are accountable and there’s no confusion or delay in trying to clarify where a quality problem or lost material has taken place - which you often get when dealing with more than one sub-contractor.

Optimised mill sourcing

A major benefit of ABL sourcing hundreds of tonnes of aluminium extrusions means that we have the experience and contacts of dealing with aluminium extrusion mills based all around the world. Many of these have specific technical capabilities for certain types of extrusion needs and so we can build on our many years of dealing with these mills to ensure we align your aluminium extrusion profile requirements with the best raw material supplying mill. ABL will take responsibility for managing all the quality elements to ensure we convert the aluminium extrusion profile into the best possible added value component.

All in all, ABL has the capabilities and experience to offer you the very best value service around. Put very simply – allow us to let you concentrate on your core business activities and we’ll handle the ancillary activities for you!