Ambrovit SpA is an enterprise that’s strength lies in its continuous investment – enabling it to develop product ranges and target markets, whilst always focusing on customers’ requirements. The company’s most recent investment is in the doubling of its automated warehouse – increasing storage capacity to 44,000 pallet locations.
Created in 1997 as a small commercial enterprise, Ambrovit has grown to be one of the most significant companies in the sector, thanks to its strategy of investing in growth. The expansion of the automated warehouse, which was carried out between 2015 and 2016, is one of the primary objectives – to continuously automate its production operations – that Ambrovit has set for future growth. The other objectives include to adjust its structure in view of increasing market demand; to offer ever more innovative products; and to provide customers with a very high-quality service.
The expanded warehouse uses the latest cutting edge technology to deliver pallets straight to the picking bays and has enabled the company to continue to enlarge its product offering, as well as provide prompt delivery to customers. With the doubling of the warehouse, and installation of eight Mlog trasloelevators and a 2,000 pallet mini-load system, Ambrovit can now process 5,000 order lines per day and ship within 24/48 hours.
“It is important as a business you are able to be flexible, so it is easier to follow the needs of the market and customers,” comments Ambrovit. “Doubling the warehouse ensures we are able to satisfy customers’ orders quickly and effectively, as well as giving us the opportunity to further expand our enriched catalogue of products in the future.”
Ambrovit has grown its product range based on the experience within the company, and now offers a catalogue containing a range of over 12,000 products – including hex lag screws, drywall screws, carpentry screws, chipboard screws, self-drilling screws, and concrete screws, as well as a wide range of nuts, washers and bolts. All products are available in various sizes ranging from 2mm to 30mm in diameter and 4mm to 600mm in length. The products are also available in different finishes and galvanic treatments and have CE Marking, with Ambrovit investing in further certifications to guarantee good quality products.
However, the company isn’t stopping there. Whilst it may have established itself within the market, it is always looking to innovate and introduce new products. It does this by using the experience and knowledge within its R&D department to create new solutions for specific applications, as well as by anticipating the requirements of various sectors.
Guaranteed and certified quality
An important factor in all the products Ambrovit is able to supply is that they are of the very highest quality. From the very beginning, Ambrovit had one mission that maintained its credibility with its customers – product quality. A key part of this was the company’s testing laboratory, which is equipped with the latest generation quality control instruments. In 2001 the company also obtained certification for its quality management system conforming with UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 standard.
Periodic surveillance audits, carried out by TÜV on all manufacturing processes, also guarantees conformity to all of the requisites laid down by international directives.
As part of the quality control procedure that applies to incoming products, Ambrovit also carries out various tests in its laboratory in collaboration with the University of Trento. For the Russian market, Ambrovit also possesses GOST-R conformity certification, which testifies to conformity, safety, and other essential requirements.
Packaging and logistic
For Ambrovit, packaging also plays a fundamental role. The packing of pieces into boxes is carried out in-house to guarantee quality standards also in this area. All products in the catalogue are packed in micro-corrugated cardboard boxes printed with labels to identify their contents, in conformity with the standards laid down by regulatory norms in force.
Alternatively they are bulk delivered in bigger 20kg cardboard boxes, in polypropylene bags or in recyclable plastic bags up to a maximum of 1kg. Here too, there is no lack of innovation – with a personalised service enabling customised labels including logos, graphical designs, and descriptions, to customers’ specifications.
Targeting the future
The company’s plans for the future are to continue its pattern of growing together with its customers and to develop the company through technical developments in its infrastructure and the quality of the products.
Thanks to its commercial network of distributors and agents, working in a variety of countries, Ambrovit has been able to establish a presence throughout Europe, including eastern Europe, and it is continuing to evaluate the new markets that show interest in the company and products. Its network of efficient international shippers also means that the company is able to cover outside of Europe, with each shipment monitored from dispatch to delivery, ensuring that products reach customers on time.
Entering new markets can sometimes be difficult and requires a large investment in terms of economic and human resources. However, thanks to its vast experience of guaranteeing customers an immediate supply of more than 12,000 items – delivered at the times specified and at competitive prices – Ambrovit has been able to establish itself as a trusted supplier within the fastener and fixing market and will look to continue to become a byword for fastening systems.
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