The foundry business isn't pretty, so we don't bother to gussy it up with glossy stock photos. That pic is our September 2021 visit to one foundry partner in Thailand, but we have other options. We primarily source iron and steel castings for US partners out of India, Thailand & Vietnam, but have experience in Taiwan, Turkey and with other metals like aluminum, manganese steel, nickel - just ask.
Getting out of the single source trap means options in more than one country, sometimes ensuring independent raw material supply chains. Whatever your needs, email us at email@example.com or call +1-832-919-6774 and let's talk about how we can help you source metal castings anywhere but China.
We routinely work on packages for clients ranging from tens of thousands of pieces on up through millions, pieces small and large - from pinion supports to counterweights. Not every project is a good fit, but we're honest and up-front - and we communicate, making sure you get answers.
Every casting sourcing discussion, whether it's steel out of India or a ductile iron casting foundry in Thailand, or anything out of anywhere (Impellers, for example), starts out with a pretty similar set of questions by serious buyers like yourself, so we figured, "Hell, why waste their time?" If you have questions that aren't answered below, or you'd rather chat with a human, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-832-919-6774 and we'll do our best to help!
What is competitive and possible per-foundry varies by project, but the majority of our sourcing projects involve ductile iron, grey iron and steel. Other sourcing projects involve aluminum, manganese steel, stainless steel, nickel and other ferrous / non-ferrous alloys. Grades and standards vary by source, country and project, so tell us what you need and let's get into the details!
Our US-lead team, based out of Texas and Thailand, works directly with multiple foundries in India, Vietnam, Thailand and a few other locations. In addition, we have worked on casting projects with partners in Taiwan, Turkey and Eastern Europe - as well as the US, actually - but the majority of our metal casting clients end up sourcing from India, Vietnam and Thailand.
Obviously, this is a per-foundry question, so tell us what you're looking for and we'll narrow it down. Most foundries we work with are ISO9001, especially in Thailand & India. Some are TS16949. Some partners are certified for marine parts, others for rail, while some have environmental and health & safety certs like ISO14001 & ISO45001. A few don't have any of these - and do great work.
Absolutely. In fact, we are a third layer that can abstract these from the foundry and represent your interests. Making sure things go right is part of what our teams do, otherwise it's just forwarding emails. To that end, we work with independent labs & metallurgists in the US and overseas, and we can support anything from basic quality plans and use of jigs/gauges in production, to PPAP or whatever you need.
Sometimes we just can't help, but even in those cases we all learn something from the experience. So, if you've got a sourcing need, tell us what it is and we'll get right on seeing what we can do about it!