Asco Sourcing

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Asco is a UK based BSi ISO9001 approved supplier of quality metal engineering components, sourcing from low cost countries in Asia. 

At Asco, our aim is to overcome any possible disadvantages associated with global sourcing and allow our customers to enjoy its benefits. While cost reduction is clearly a company’s primary objective, we appreciate that product quality and reliability of supply are key consideration in an outsourcing strategy. We ensure this by focusing only on metal engineering components and assemblies only; be it precision parts, castings, forging, press parts, heavy industry fabrication or specialist fasteners. By sourcing from multiple countries in Asia, we pass on to you the benefits associated with the capabilities and advantages of different countries in order to deliver a reliable, quality and cost efficient product.

Being BSI approved to IS9001, we are fully aware of the rigorous quality requirements demanded by customers and expect nothing less from our suppliers. Our suppliers are audited regularly and we insist that they be accredited to ISO9001 as a minimum, while many hold TS16949 and ISO14001 accreditation, thus ensuring quality and accountability.

Our services have served well for customers who do not have dedicated global procurement staff and do not want to involve themselves in the process of importing goods directly. 

SERVICES

Our end-to-end service has served well for customers who do not have dedicated global procurement staff or do not want to involve themselves in the process of importing goods directly.

  • ENGINEERING SERVICE:
    • Product design
    • Manufacturing process redesign
    • CAD/CAM
  • SOURCING SOLUTION:
    • Identify and evaluate suitable suppliers in terms of production quality, price and capacity
    • Perform supplier due diligence
    • Negotiate pricing and contract terms
    • Sample approval
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE:
    • Quality checks using independent inspectors
    • Range of tests, including: spectrology, tensile testing, dimensional analysis, full PPAP
  • LOGISTICS:
    • Efficient and cost-effective transportation
    • Consolidation of shipments from multiple suppliers
    • Customs clearance and import documentation
  • WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION:
    • Secure warehousing
    • Delivery 
SERVICES

PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES

At Asco we focus on sourcing metal engineered products of all kinds. The country and supplier for our customers’ goods depend upon the required process of manufacture, material, delivery batch size, speed of delivery and level of specialisation.

Manufacturing processes and components

  • Forging
  • Casting
  • Pressing and Stamping, e.g. galvanised and powder coated fencing clips
  • Precision machining
  • Heavy and light fabrications, e.g. offshore platform containers
  • Special fasteners (hot & cold formed), e.g. railway bolts, security bolts, self tapping and drilling screws
  • Galvanized fasteners, e.g. fencing fasteners
  • Turned parts
  • Welding, e.g. automotive bonnet hinge
  • Assembly and Sub-assembly, e.g. roof rack ladder clamps, access floor pedestals

Materials

  • Ferrous
    • Alloy Steel
    • Carbon Steel
    • Mild Steel
    • Cast Iron
    • Stainless Steel
  • Non Ferrous
    • Aluminum
    • Brass
    • Copper
    • Zinc
    • Titanium  
PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES

CUSTOMER BENEFITS

Better response and prices. Asco has been working with suppliers from Asia since its inception in 1998. This experience means that we have a comprehensive list of qualified suppliers who we work with and trust. The result is better negotiating power and faster response times for both orders and deliveries. The other reason our prices are competitive is due to the economies of scale is transport.

Quality is prerequisite. Being BSI approved to ISO9001, we are fully aware of the rigorous quality requirements demanded by customers and expect nothing less from our suppliers, who are audited regularly. We insist that they be accredited to ISO9001 as a minimum, while many hold TS16949 and ISO14001 accreditations, thus ensuring quality and accountability.

Optimal sourcing. Currently partnering with companies in India, China, Taiwan and Malaysia, we can take advantage of the unique industry infrastructure of each of these countries and offer a diverse breadth of production capabilities. For example, for lower batch quantity or galvanized products, India is better suited than China.

Reduced currency risk. We quote you prices in your local currency so that you do not have to take currency risk.

Shortened supplier list. Supplying to OEMs and SMEs, we have a breadth of product capabilities. This allows customers to buy multiple products from us, thus reducing their supplier base.

CUSTOMER BENEFITS

INDUSTRIES SERVICED

Although not industry specific we are currently serving companies from the following industry sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Fencing, gates and hinges
  • Fixings and Fasteners
  • Railways
  • Pallet racking
  • Construction
  • Bedding and Furniture
  • Offshore platform
  • Solar energy
  • General engineering

We have an office in London and West Bromwich (Midlands)  

INDUSTRIES SERVICED
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