AQS has long been known as a customer service oriented company. Our customers have come to count on the high level of value added services that make working with us more satisfying than with other suppliers of engineered metal products. High on that list of services is the design assistance that we offer.
Whether your project is in concept stage, design validation, production validation, or in production, AQS design assistance can help identify the best potential spring products to work in your assembly, regardless of end product lifecycle status. Every print we receive goes through an engineering process utilizing the most current design software to validate print specifications. Our goal is to supply you with the best design solution for your situation at a competitive price. In the end, your spring will meet your requirements, target cycle life and behave consistently in manufacturing.
We know that every successful new product starts with a prototype. AQS can supply quick run, accurate prototype parts. When possible, the parts will be manufactured using the same tools and equipment as would be used in full production. Prototype parts are made to your specifications and will accurately represent the parts you expect to see in production.
Vendor Managed Inventory
AQS has built strong supply chain partnerships with many of our larger customers through our ability to offer a Vendor Managed Inventory program (VMI). We do this through various mechanism including:
- Purchase orders and scheduled releases
- Annual blanket orders with regular releases
- Based on your online planning system
- Through a consignment program.
We would be happy to discuss our VMI system with you.
Springs are notorious for tangling and at AQS we are often requested to supply specialized packaging. In addition to standard bulk boxes, AQS can offer a range of bagging, tack-boarding, paper layering or more customized packaging solutions to improve handling at your facility. In addition, to reduce waste we have several customers employing re-usable packaging which can provide both cost and environmental savings.
AQS is able to provide sub-assembly services. AQS can assemble the spring and wire forms we supply to you into subassemblies prior to delivery to your manufacturing facility. Let us know when opportunities exist for us to add value to your springs by shipping them as assembled units.