Value Added Services
Going above and beyond...
Clarendon Specialty Fasteners are proud to provide customers with additional support and assistance in whatever way they can. As well as excellent technical knowledge and efficient distribution, we offer a range of value added services.
Automatic Inventory Replenishment
Another service Clarendon Specialty Fasteners offer is our Vendor Managed Inventory Solution, Clarendon AIR; as the exclusive fastener supplier to offer RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags to manage your inventory and provide real time usage reports.
This system allows buyers to control the amount of stock they use at any given time and provides the seller with a quick and easy way to manage customer's stock levels and product requirements.
Why Clarendon AIR?
- Significantly reduce inventory
- Reduce vendor base
- Reduce administration costs
- Improve cash-flow
- Enhance production flexibility
- Reduce excess or obsolete inventory
- Eliminate shortages and stock-outs
- Complete supply chain management
- Customised reporting
- Controlled inventory levels
- Forecasting & planning tools
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Design & Manufacturing
The design department at Clarendon Specialty Fasteners are dedicated to creating innovative and unique engineering solutions. Their vast fastening and hardware experience means Clarendon's design engineers can offer solutions to a wide range of non-standard requirements. Products developed include heavy duty hinges, quick release pins, cable and wave-guide clamp, special plungers and captive screws.
We can offer a full design to manufacture service. Design facilities includes 3D cad software, 3D printing, ABS rapid prototyping with access to FEA analysis and a Nationally accredited test house.
Clarendon Specialty Fasteners also has access to CNC milling, turning and laser cutting, as well as metal pressing and plastic injection moulding.
Key benefits include:
- Full design to manufacture service
- Vast knowledge and experience
- 3D CAD software
- ABS rapid prototyping
- Access to CNC manufacturing procedures
Clarendon Specialty Fasteners has built a reputation for its specialist knowledge & technical support, with particular emphasis on Aerospace fasteners & associated products.
Our workforce of possess a wealth of industry knowledge and technical expertise, enabling our dedicated team to source and supply the highest quality parts to suit any application.
With offices in the UK and Europe and multilingual sales representatives, we are able to provide support to both domestic and international customers.
One of our key strategic strengths is our bespoke kitting service. Using an extensive parts portfolio from a wide range of world leading manufacturers and suppliers, Clarendon Specialty Fasteners regularly designs bespoke kits for customer's exact requirements. The kits come complete with a full breakdown of contents, including customer specific part numbers, quantities, a description of where the parts need to go and recommended replenishment levels.
Clarendon Specialty Fasteners work closely with customers in order to really understand their needs and develop the correct kitting solutions. All of this ensures that the complete process from purchasing to finished product is as simple as possible.
Kitting is actually becoming a very cost effective solution for many manufacturing and production based environments.
Key benefits include:
- Inventory reduction
- Time & cost savings
- Simpler purchasing
- Supplier adopts responsibility to manage supply efficiently
- Easy handling of kit modifications
Common environments for bespoke kitting:
- Engine assembly and rebuild
- Gearbox and transmission assembly and rebuild
- Car and Chassis assembly
- Aerospace overhaul
- Industrial sealing
Thorough Inspection Procedures
Clarendon Specialty Fasteners has strict inspection procedures to ensure the supply of high quality products with maximum customer satisfaction.
In-house product inspection:
- GRN inspection of components
- Initial manufacture run - 'first off' inspection carried out
- If parts pass through first inspection, full quantity is manufactured and final inspection carried out.
Externally manufactured/purchased product inspection:
- Goods in inspection
- Parts checked to drawing
- Parts cleared for production assembly.
First Article Inspection Reports are carried out for newly introduced items or items that have been changed after an ECN (engineering change notice).
Items are checked to ensure they meet customer requirements and reports are available upon request.
If changes are made to products that have been subject to a first article inspection after a two year period, a new FAI Report is required.