To make a judgement call on a product’s true dollar value contribution to operations, requires consideration of more than the price alone.
Copycat Knock-Offs – what are you really getting?
Access to a wide range of technology means that imitation of products is fast and easy. Look-a-like products, offering the same functional capabilities as
each other muddy the market place. Discovering this reality after installation is too late and too costly, and will create unscheduled maintenance for
For example, the properties of one red polyurethane skirt can differ greatly from another red polyurethane skirt – colour is not an indicator of the same
performance characteristics. When weighing up a list of product features and benefits, access to past customer referrals and case studies is a very
important consideration to ensure that a product is genuine and can meet performance expectations.
“At Kinder Australia from time to time we appoint an independent laboratory to conduct ASTM D 4060 quality testing to compare the performance of
look-a-like conveyor componentry.” confirmed Neil Kinder, CEO and founder of Kinder Australia. “We were delighted with the results of a recently updated
NEW Taber Abrasion Resistance Test that confirmed that our K-Superskirt® Engineered Polyurethane skirting is 12 times more durable than a competitor’s
identical red polyurethane.”
(If you would like a copy of the test results, email: [email protected])
Vendor stability – who are you really dealing with?
Knowing the reliability and assessing the track record of the vendor, not just the product, is just as important. If you are intending on building an
effective supply relationship, it would be wise to select a vendor that not only matches your local standards of terms and conditions, but that can improve
your overall productivity by leveraging off their experience and process efficiency.
It is highly recommended to check for third party endorsement as an indication of vendor stability. Company ISO AS/NZS9001 accreditation confirms skills in
design and development and the provision of tailored, engineered solutions for bulk material handling and standard and customised Conveyor Hardware
components. All organisations with ISO endorsement have a requirement to meet and maintain international benchmarks in implementing quality improvements.
This year Kinder Australia celebrates 30 years of trading. During this time they have developed a reputation for having an unshakeable commitment to
meeting high standards of customer service. They still occupy a valued position in the market, by utilising their broad industry experience in combination
with their expert engineering knowledge. As a result they have a stable track record of advancing their customer’s end-to-end handling processes.
The key message is to be proactive in managing your operations bulk materials handling componentry and consider the whole of business value that a genuine
provider can deliver.
For more information on your specific requirements, contact any one of our team of sales engineers on (03) 8587 9111 or click here to email Kinder