I am a buyer for Sandvik Mining and Construction, Driltech, located in North Central Florida. We are currently looking to expand our fabricator supply base because we are beginning to experience "on time delivery" issues with our current small parts requirements suppliers. In the past week I have sent out over200 new parts for quoting to my regular supplier base and I am simply not getting quotes back. We have a fantastic group of suppliers working with us but our demand is simply outgrowing our supply base. I have 15 suppliers that I use for these small parts currently and I need a minimum of 2 more medium/large shops. To be very clear, we are not looking to replace any of our current suppliers, we need additional capacity. Most of you are probably familiar with our company thru machine shop cutting tools. I work for the Mining and Construction division but the parent company is Sandvik.
We have over 30,000 part numbers, which go into our rigs. I am responsible for app. 10,000 of those. They range from a part, which will fit in the palm of your hand to parts that an entire NFL team can stand on along with their cheerleader squads.
These facilities would have to have both fabricating and machining capabilities. No overhead crane requirements. My perfect shop would be one with:
Minimum of $1 million in gross annual sales (I am restricted to being no more than 20% of a suppliers business)10+ certified welders AWS D1.1 Multiple welding stations Shape making capabilities (Oxy,Laser, and/or Waterjet) plate sizes 16 gage - 6" thick Plate bending Iron Working machine Large Radial Drill Press (not that important) CNC Mills Large CNC Horizontal mill (This would be a tremendous plus with min 47" on X, 44" on Y, potential for a particular gear box product line) CNC lathes (large and small) Manual drills Manual mills Manual lathes App. workforce of 15+ shop floor personnel Located in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina, in that order preferred but will consider elsewhere. (Shipping charges would become a big issue on these smaller parts)
This is a lot of information I realize, I am not restricted to this size shop but it is in my best interest to locate 2 shops at least this size that have capacity available. I can not consider any 3 and 4 man shops or "start up" companies. The 20% rule excludes them, I am sorry. So, if you have a lead on a shop, which fits this description, please contact me at jerryfr40 at yahoo. com or phone me at 352-317-0096. If you would like to see a couple photos of a couple of our larger fabrications and to get more information on larger fab shops which we are also seeking I have set up a webpage you can check out. It is located at.
We are also in need of 2 large fabrication shops for the parts shown on that website. These shops would have to have a minimum of 2 five ton overhead cranes to handle the fabrications. The largest fab that we have for these type facilities would weigh appx 55,000 pounds.
I CAN NOT deal with any paid manufacturing representative firms.
Best Regards, Jerry Housh