ABOUT FORMERRA AND TRANSPORTATION
As an OEM, Tier supplier or processor, you’re faced with complexity every day, and material and design challenges are often at the top of the list. We’re here to help you jump these hurdles – in Automotive, Heavy Truck, Aerospace and more – with our comprehensive portfolio of materials and services.
Our expert team can assist you with material selection, redesign, light-weighting and performance improvement. Grappling with supply chain issues? We’ll work with you to streamline raw material supply, mitigate supply chain and compliance risks, manage working capital and inventory levels and improve on-time delivery with complete visibility at every step. And you can rely on our connections in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and China to help you globalize your operations.
HOW ONE MANUFACTURER SIMPLIFIED THEIR DESIGN AND DROVE COST SAVINGS
A leading automotive accessories manufacturer needed to reduce manufacturing costs for a multi-piece hinge. The customer called Formerra to provide material selection guidance and to help redesign the product in a way that incorporated a needed seal and reduced manufacturing steps.
Formerra recommended an alternative material that met performance objectives and worked with the customer and the material supplier to redesign the product for improved manufacturability. The result was a product that operated more smoothly than its predecessor, the seal was integrated into the new design and the need for hinge assembly was eliminated.
By using an alternative material that supported the new, simplified design, the customer enjoyed a manufacturing cost savings of nearly $300,000.