Overseas importing issues getting you down?
Do you have Component import issues ? The fall of the Australian dollar means it’s becoming more expensive for Australian companies to source components and parts from overseas.
In July 2011 the Australian dollar peaked at 110 cents to USD but has recently seen a sustained devaluation to 70 to 74 cents to USD. This means that importers have seen 40%+ increase in costs without including recent increases in offshore labour costs!
In addition to the obvious exchange rate fluctuations, costs that may not be apparent are many & varied: freight including domestic transport costs, international EFT charges, import duties and taxes, customs processing fees, additional warehousing expenses and increased inventory required to ensure increasingly long lead times don’t adversely impact production.
As well as the financial aspects involved in importing, metal components often arrive with high defect rates. Many firms have trialed importing components from countries with lower labour costs than Australia and have had the inevitable batch of faulty parts often after two or three deliveries of acceptable components!
Typically, Australian Made componentry can be supplied in less than ¼ of the lead time of imported parts, and with greater consistency than imported components.
The secret to producing quality cost effective Australian components involves keeping with the times. During the lean times of the GFC, many companies chose to down-scale their capability, leaving the company unable to perform when required. Swift Metal Services has broken this trend, and continues to invest extra capacity to improve service to our clientele.
As leading contract manufacturers of metal componentry, the team at Swift Metal Services are committed to customer service and are constantly researching to ensure work methods and production processes are optimized for maximum efficiency.
Say goodbye to needless component import issues and start relaxing once you have a high quality and reliable Australian component and metal processing service.
SWIFT METAL SERVICES the specialists of component manufacturing in Australia.