Our International logistics partner Amco
Amco has been working with CK Quality for over four years and have a formal ‘partnership’ with us. We provide supply chain quality inspection, sorting, quality containment & rework services to some of their 1st tier and 2nd tier Engineering and Automotive customers.
Amco is a UK, European and International Warehousing and Logistics business with a clear focus on championing the Automotive and Engineering manufacturing sectors. They have warehousing and distribution facilities across the UK West Midlands and in Romania.
Amco believe in providing vital added value services to their customers, and CKQ are a vital partner in delivering key quality inspection services.
OEMs, 1st tier and 2nd tier suppliers often have a need for pre-delivery quality inspection (PDI) of assemblies, components, both electrical and mechanical. This requirement is usually required before delivery to the manufacturing facility or in some cases to live facilities as part of a logistics service agreement.
CK Quality take responsibility with our Amco customers for the evaluation, and implementation processes and measurement for eradicating non-conforming parts and components from the Amco supply chain. We also provide reactive services in case a component or part should fail quality or fit for function nonconformities at the assembly or application point within the Amco customer.
The type of inspection we carry out for Amco can necessitate the application of test rigs, test equipment and possibly specialist testing and measuring equipment.
In Amco’s Redditch and Telford facilities, we have a technical presence and we also provide fast response containment and inspection either at their customer site.
CASE STUDY: Amco & Komatsu
Amco won a five-year contract to provide Komatsu Mining Corp. Group (Worcester), with outsourced parts logistics including inventory management, warehousing, transport, kitting and JIT supply for their assembly process, and to ship serviceable assemblies and components to mining equipment customers worldwide.
The intake of Komatsu assemblies needs heavy lifting equipment and quality inspection which is managed by our CKQ team (based out of Amco Redditch and Telford ) where we inspect, identify and rework and manage any containment process.
Amco customers include Komatsu, Sertec, Futaba, DENSO JLR, BMW, FORD, GM, Nissan, Toyota, Morgan Motor Company, Lear Corporation, MAGNA, Grupo Antolin and Brose.