A new service centre in South Wales to help manufacturers in the region ensure their C-Class components are in the right place at the right time, has been opened by TFC – an AFC Industries company.
The new 900m2 facility, based in Ebbw Vale, is in striking distance of South Wales’ and South West England’s industrial hotspots, enabling TFC to help local manufacturers drive productivity, profitability and growth with its VMI supply chain solutions.
The new facility opening was attended by Blaenau Gwent Borough Council representatives, Councillor John Morgan – executive member for regeneration and economic development, and Muhammad Forouzan, business and innovation manager, together with Morgan Burgoyne, president of TFC, and Craig Spencer, TFC’s continuous improvement lead.
With the site open, the company can now manage purchasing, stockholding and handling for a wide range of components and products for local manufacturers, with the company’s skilled team designing and operating VMI solutions bespoke to individual customers. These are developed based on comprehensive customer site surveys and by listening to client needs, which helps to significantly improve production performance.
“We first came across our new site while working with a customer that was situated in the area, but it has given us the perfect opportunity to grow and expand in South Wales,” explained Craig Spencer. “Ebbw Vale is renowned for its industry ties and has seen an increase in investment in recent years. By setting up roots here, we’ve opened the door to a wider range of customers that we can potentially service.”
He added that over time the company will be looking to increase the size of its team and that operating a facility local to its customers is critical for connecting them, via TFC, to its global network of suppliers in order to streamline their component supply.
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