Mach 1 Expands Rim Production & Delivery Service
EPAGNY, France – Mach 1, the French rim maker, is expanding its production lines for double wall rims. The company also decided for the construction of a new 3,500 square meters logistic center. This will allow Mach 1 to better service its customers with orders ready for delivery on demand.
The new logistics center allows Mach 1 to operate like the car industry with customers sending in firm orders. These orders go in production at once while the produced rims go into storage. Here they are ready for delivery according to the customer’s weekly demand as agreed upon within a certain timeframe.
According to Mach 1 this ‘On Demand’ order system is a great deal for customer’s as well as for Mach 1. “The customer gets a great delivery service; Mach 1 gets better insight in the customer’s demand and can better plan its manufacturing.”
New double wall rims production lines
Next to the new 3,500 m² storage facility, Mach 1 is also expanding its production facility with about 1,000 m² for new double wall rims production lines. The aim: higher production capacity and better efficiency for the customer. Each new production line is dedicated to small, medium or large production series, regular pinned and high-end sleeved rims are now available from the 2013 collection.
Widest possible choice of rims and spokes
According to Mach 1 sales manager Antoine Chanaux: “More and more European factories are ordering rims and spokes together because it’s the perfect combination between volume and weight that simply safes transportation costs. Our aim is to offer the widest possible choice of rims and spokes, but we know that good service and reliable short delivery times are the main keys to success. This logistic center will help us to achieve this goal.”
The new logistics center as well as the extra production lines will be fully operational next July.