Faced with recurring price hikes and delivery lead time issues at their current supplier, Thomsen Group decided to contract SinoScan’s sourcing division as their supplier of machined stainless steel castings.
Additionally, Thomsen Group would later go on to make use of SinoScan’s local warehousing solution.
Both cost efficiencies and shorter lead times were acquired, enabling Thomsen Group to increase the scale of their sales and ultimately the scope of their product portfolio.
years of cooperation
stainless steel parts sourced by Thomsen Group through SinoScan Sourcing
annual growth rate in volume of parts supplied
For almost 80 years, Thomsen Group has been supplying high quality, stainless steel products to the dairy, food, brewing, and beverage industries.
In 2003, Thomsen Group had been experiencing long lead times and recurring price hikes at the local foundry which supplied them with stainless steel castings.
Moreover, the cost of machining and polishing the supplied cast parts had grown prohibitively expensive.
parts in Assortment
Total Quality Compliance
How SinoScan Helped
Initially, SinoScan handled supplier selection and negotiations, part documentation, tooling and sample production, testing, quality assurance and material certificates.
As each part made it into regular production SinoScan continued to serve as a supplier to Thomsen Group, managing all aspects of daily sourcing operations — this included all-round logistics and warehousing services allowing for shorter order lead-times than those of suppliers closer to home.
Throughout the process all project management and customer contact has been handled by SinoScan’s U.S. engineers ensuring the quality of both the final product and daily communication.
Year of Founding
Dairy, Food, Brewing and Beverage Industries
Results and Bottom Line
Since contracting SinoScan as their supplier, Thomsen Group has been able to acquire significant cost efficiencies—as well as shorter lead times through SinoScan’s local warehousing solution.
This has allowed them to serve their customers faster and increase turnover, and ultimately allocate more resources to the development of new product lines.