Locks To Suit Arduous Service Conditions
FDB pulled all project strings together to successfully deal with a Middle East based enquiry from a client requiring locks for 18,000 galvanised steel boxes designed to house water meters. The specification called for a securing of the enclosure door with a plastic clip-in, quarter-turn latch – simple to fit and, bearing in mind the quantity, relatively low in cost.Howe
FDB then set to addressing the logistical supply chain problems to meet the short timescale required as the box manufacturer had been given only three months to complete the contract and, with a fixed completion date in place had set up additional facilities in order to meet the production schedules. “There could be no slippage on delivery of the locks as twelve, 40 foot containers had been pre-booked for the shipment” explains Terry Cantle.
FDB began to deliver at the required rate of 1500 locks a week but after four weeks increased this to 2000, thus facilitating completion of the contract in ten weeks. As the delighted manufacturer stated: “We invested a considerable amount of time and money in planning and producing the enclosures at the required rate so it was vital that the supplier of the locks was able to keep up with the schedule and FDB did not let us down.”
19th April 2023
POLYRACK: housing systems, assemblies, and individual parts for medical devices