“Low cost, overseas foundry, with UK fully managed quality inspection & UK stock holding facilities to take advantage of lower transportation costs. “
Our China Partner Foundry
As part of Lestercast’s commitment to offer customers the most competitive prices, we have a long-standing and successful working ‘partnership’ with an investment casting foundry in China that manufactures quality castings at very competitive rates.
General Manager, Colin Caine and Technical & Operations Manager, Martyn Whelpton with the team in China.
Fully Managed & UK Quality Standard
Using our modern and effective communication technology, Lestercast is able to process and monitor customer orders efficiently with its Chinese partner and ensure deliveries meet scheduled targets.
Rigorous quality controls are applied in the UK to all imported castings to ensure they meet the same high standards as Lestercast’s own manufactured products. In addition, we are able to hold stock on site in the UK, if required, and offer scheduled deliveries in line with customer specifications.
Lestercast has successfully supplied numerous parts to its customers through this arrangement, combining the benefits of low pricing from the Far East with the advantage of stringent quality controls from an experienced investment caster, without the complexities of dealing direct.
Lestercast’s UK Stockholding Facilities
CDP as Standard
All new products come with a Component Development Plan as standard.
This is an ongoing report where customers are kept up to date with the progress of their new product, whether it be manufactured at our foundry in the UK or manufactured overseas.
Our customers receive an itemised schedule and timeline for their order, which is updated at key stages of the manufacturing process. Updates also include photographs and any relevant documentation specific to the order.
If you would like to view a typical Component Development Plan, please click on the image (right).