To help fulfill its role as a total system supplier, Grede offers complete precision machining and finishing services, as well as the assembly of diverse components into complete systems.
These value-added capabilities are effective options for our customers, providing them with greater control of system costs.
Precision Machining & Finishing
Rather than shipping raw castings to our customer or to another supplier for machining operations, Grede can perform all finishing operations on its own state-of-the-art machining centers.
We have the resources and know-how to supply completely machined and finished castings to our customers, ready for additional operations or assembly.
Our dial index machining centers give us the high volume capabilities demanded by many of our customers, but we can also perform low volume and specialty machining on our automated CNC equipment.
We are equipped to provide all secondary and finishing operations so that each job can be completed to the specifications required for final assembly.
Remote oil coolers, engine manifold and throttle bodies are just a few examples of complete systems we are capable of assembling and delivering to our customers.
We typically use Grede-produced cast components for the customer and purchase parts or subassemblies made of many diverse materials (plastic, metal, rubber, etc.) from other suppliers.
We use a combination of manual and automated assembly procedures, depending on the part or system, to deliver a product that meets or exceeds customer specifications, ready for final assembly.
Major Customer Benefits
Some of the more important advantages of using Grede as a single-source supplier are readily apparent:
- Management responsibility is shifted from customer to supplier
- Accountability is fixed with one supply source
- Consistent quality is assured throughout all manufacturing, machining and assembly processes
- The number of customer-supplier relationships is reduced
- Savings accrue in purchasing, inventory management and shipping
Grede has established a reputation for bringing the highest level of value-added expertise to its cast component markets.
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