Most of the OEMs we work with have similar priorities when selecting a sheet metal supplier: efficiency, quality, and convenience. While many shops can offer quick-turn solutions and high-quality products, they may not be able to offer optimal convenience when they need to send parts out for services they cannot handle in-house.
Working with a one-stop shop eliminates the need for your parts to travel between multiple vendors. This reduces the hassle associated with navigating timelines and coordinating expectations with multiple vendors.
MFP, Your Go-To Provider for Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication
At Metal Fabrication Professionals, we take great pride in our extensive capabilities. Nestled within our sprawling 250,000-square-foot facility is a range of cutting-edge equipment that positions us as a one-stop shop for all your fabrication and machining needs.
Choosing a one-stop shop like MFP as your fabrication and machining partner can streamline your operations and improve your bottom line. When you’re ready to leverage MFP’s limitless capabilities, be sure to request a quote using our secure online RFQ form.
In the meantime, let’s walk through the benefits of working with a one-stop fabrication shop.
6 Benefits of Working with a One-Stop Sheet Metal Shop
Eliminates Outside Processing
When you decide to work with a one-stop shop, you’re choosing a partner that can handle every step of your project in-house. Keeping parts under one roof through all machining and fabrication processes, from laser cutting to welding and everything in between, minimizes complications and streamlines production.
Shorter Lead Times
With all processes under one roof, you can say goodbye to delays caused by shipping parts to external vendors. At Metal Fabrication Professionals, sending parts for secondary operations means we’re walking parts from one section of the shop to another; this takes just minutes, in contrast with the multiple days of travel time that come with sending parts to outside vendors.
Increased Cost Savings
Some OEMs think they can save money by using third-party vendors that offer the lowest possible costs. While their quotes might appear lower, there’s a chance they could be overlooking a significant expense: shipping costs.
By keeping everything in one place, OEMs can significantly cut out trucking and transportation expenses. These cut costs can help OEMs price themselves more competitively to their end users.
Shipping parts to external vendors introduces several risks, including the possibility for parts to become damaged in transit. This risk decreases significantly based on the fewer stops these parts need to make.
At MFP, we’ve made an effort to eliminate the risk of damage during travel by packaging our parts meticulously. Metal Fabrication Professionals offers our Red Wrap Guarantee, our assurance that our parts will be exceptional in quality and will arrive in pristine condition.
Single Point of Contact
With MFP, you have a single point of contact for all your fabrication and machining needs. There’s no need to coordinate between multiple vendors or micromanage when and where to send parts. We handle the project management side of things so you don’t have to.
Dealing with one shop – instead of two, three or more – simplifies communication. When you need to make any necessary changes to your part, you only need to contact one shop because we handle each stage of production. In addition to ease of communication, this direct delivery of feedback and instructions reduces the chance of miscommunication that could further delay production.
When multiple shops and multiple quality teams are overseeing a project, quality control becomes more of a balancing act than a seamless process. With only one shop involved, there’s a much lower chance that any specifications or requirements could fall through the cracks.
One-Stop Precision Metal Fabrication Services at MFP
At MFP, our large, state-of-the-art facility and top-of-the-line equipment make us well-aligned to handle a wide range of capabilities. From design and engineering support to metal blasting and painting, we offer a one-stop solution that can simplify your processes.
Contact us to discuss your next project, and discover how Metal Fabrication Professionals can provide your one-stop solutions.