How to be a qualified iron casting factory in China
There are many
iron casting factories in China, however, I think most of
them are not very good. As a market manager of
Dandong Foundry, I
usually talked about this issue with our clients, and hope to
improve our capability to produce more qualified
So, what characters should a qualified iron casting factory have?
1. Necessary inspection devices and documentation
Most of iron casting factories
will think they are qualified if they could produce qualified
casting products, but they are wrong. They should have necessary
inspection devices to complete the inspection to the dimensions,
chemical components, physical tests and other necessary inspections.
Moreover, they should have a management to issue and save the
inspection reports and other documents. Only in this way, the
clients could believe the quality of their casting products.
2. Experienced technical engineers and translators
Everyone knows that experienced technical engineers are very
important to a manufacturer, however, a good translator is also very
important for an exporter. The translator needs to have good English
ability and understanding to the technical issues. Some leaders of
iron casting factories in China just thought a translator is just a
translating machine, so they just need to understand English, but
they are wrong. A translator could play a very role to the drawings,
technical requirements, documentation, communication, clarification,
shipment, payment and other aspects.
3. Good control to the production costs
Production costs will include many aspects. Including material costs
control, defective castings
control, administrative costs control and efficiency of operations
etc. Any aspects among them could cause the increasing of production
costs, and so will affect the
iron casting prices and profit. However, any aspect will not
be easy to control for the current iron casting factories in China.
Most of these leaders are lacking the advanced management
experiences. So, they could run a small iron foundry very well, but
can not run a large casting factory by their old experience. More
unfortunately, some iron casting factories will transfer their high
production costs to their clients by increasing casting prices.
Of course, a qualified iron casting factory should have more
necessary characters, but the above three aspects are the main
problems for the current iron foundries in China.