AMCO Group bags Gitterbox supply contract
10 January 2019
Amco Group has secured a new packaging supply contract with a major 1st Tier automotive supplier. This follows a recent packaging assembly contract agreed between Amco and Denso Group.
The packaging supply contract came after an initial enquiry from Futaba Industrial UK (FIUK) for metal Gitterbox mesh stillages with a half drop front. These are industry standard rigid and stacking stillages used in 1st tier manufacturing. These Gitterboxes were required for an initial 3 month period for production trial products manufactured by FIUK for Toyota.
Amco Group were able to supply FIUK with the required Gitterboxes immediately to meet their production demand, and responded to the initial enquiry with delivery on a rental agreement of over 250 of these large metal fabricated stillages in three days.
No CAPEX requirement
The agreement between these two Automotive focused businesses demonstrates Amco’s capability to not only respond immediately to customer demands but also to add value by providing packaging solutions that don't involve purchasing the packaging with the benefit of immediate response and no CAPEX requirement.
FIUK is a Japanese automotive manufacturer based in Dove Valley Business Park in Foston, Derbyshire. They are part of the $1 Billion Futaba Industrial Co. Ltd manufacturing company which was formed in 1945, with its global headquarters in Okazaki, Japan
FIUK are a leading Just in Time (JIT) sequenced supplier in the automotive welding industry, manufacturing high quality, welded sub-assemblies for two vehicle platforms.
Paul Andrews Amco Group’s CEO says: “Being able to respond to the initial requirement and deliver to Futaba on a rental not CAPEX agreement just three days, is a clear demonstration that our Amco Group packaging division can react immediately to customer needs and provide flexible packaging solutions and financial agreements that can exceed customer expectation.’
Andrews adds: “Following on from our packaging assembly contract with Denso Manufacturing UK, and with more packaging assembly projects in the pipeline we are now positioned to scale this business offering to what we hope will be a ‘best in class’ packaging assembly and supply facility here in our Amco Telford operation, catering for the automotive and general industrial sectors.”
He continues: “This contract award adds to Amco’s emergent portfolio of specialisms and opens up new markets for the company for further business growth. It is a declared ambition of Amco Group to offer a wider range of products and services and to break the mold in what is perceived as a traditional Warehousing and Logistics Service Provider sector.”
Amco Services has provided reliable, economic logistics services across a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors for over 35 years and whilst UK, European and International Warehousing and Logistics are the core business, the business flexibility and thought leadership demonstrated by CEO Paul Andrews and the Amco team is a clear indicator of the aim to develop as a Warehousing and Logistics Solutions Provider, offering customers a logical partnership with a value added services.
Amco have a proven and successful track record in international supply chain management and logistics, currently providing logistics services to many major Automotive OEM. 1st and 2nd tier customers including Futaba, DENSO JLR, BMW, FORD, GM, Nissan, Toyota, Morgan, Lear Corporation, MAGNA, Grupo Antolin and Brose.