Germantown Tool and Manufacturing is proud to announce that we have successfully applied for, and received, a 3 year renewal of our ISO 9001:2008 Certification.
Originally certified in 2012, we are now certified through 2018. “This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of continuous process verification and improvement”, states Walt Tanzler, Quality Assurance Supervisor.
Germantown Tool & Mfg. is a fully integrated metal fabricator located in Huntingdon Valley, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA.
We offer metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, laser cutting, robotic welding, mechanical assembly, and tool and die services.
We supply into a variety of markets including Recreation/Leisure, Truck/Trailer, Defense, Office Furniture, Commercial Lawn and Garden Equipment, Automotive, and General Industrial.
Germantown Tool and Manufacturing is excited to announce that we have added a new Durma CNC Press Brake to our sheet metal fabrication department. This brings to 8 the number of press brakes we currently operate.
Germantown Tool has been supplying sheet metal fabrication services to our customers for over 30 years. This new investment highlights our commitment to supplying precision sheet metal enclosures, chassis, cabinets, and assemblies to the Mid-Atlantic region.
This new press brake allows for faster set-ups and change-overs, and increased job throughput, resulting in lower overall production costs.
Along with our 4000 watt Hankwang laser, and in-house powder coat line, Germantown can now offer complete sheet metal fabrication services to our customers.
Current markets served include Commercial Lawn and Garden Equipment, Office Furniture, Recreation and Leisure, Defense, Automotive, Truck and Trailer, and General Industrial.
Contact us for assistance on your next sheet metal fabrication requirement.
Tom McLaughlin | Sales Mgr. | 215-322-4970 ext.105 | [email protected]
ProTool Industries is the designer and manufacturer of the Woodman’s Pal line of machetes, axes and tactical knives, located in Pottstown Pennsylvania. When they contacted Germantown Tool their supply chain was unreliable at best. Total lead time for metal components used in assembling their products was counted in months.
The manufacturing process for the products started with either a stamped or laser cut steel blank, followed by heat treating, black powder coat, and in some cases laser etched logos. From that point, ProTool would grind edges, assemble each piece, and package the finished product. They were placing separate orders for metal blanks, laser etching, heat treating, and powder coating services; they had to follow up, expedite, and coordinate freight and delivery to and from all suppliers. An inordinate amount of time was spent managing the supply chain for these parts.
Germantown Tool’s answer to this overburdened procedure was to offer complete supply chain responsibility for these parts. “This is something we do every day for many of our customers”, Materials Mgr Jim Waters stated. “Over the years we have developed a network of suppliers for complementary metalworking services that enable us to provide complete parts to our customers.” They only need to place one order and we handle everything from there.” added Waters.
Transitioning from ProTool’s existing suppliers to Germantown Tool required a great deal of coordination. In addition, ProTool was about to enter into their busy season. In order to keep the ProTool’s assembly lines running, GT took ProTool’s existing inventory of metal blanks and had them heat treated and powder coated as new stamping dies were being built. GT was also able to use our 4000 watt laser to cut blanks for the lower volume products…..25 different products in all.
We are proud to say that due to working closely together on this transition, ProTool did not miss a single delivery!
Today, Germantown Tool works on a blanket order and release system with ProTool. All parts are in stock and ready for delivery. The total lead time has been reduced to just 3 days for any part, delivered to ProTool in one of Germantown Tool’s delivery trucks.
Are you spending too much time managing your supply chain? Lead times got you frustrated? Contact us at Germantown Tool. We can help you too.
About Us: Germantown Tool & Mfg., in Huntingdon Valley, Pa has been servicing the Mid-Atlantic region for over 50 years. We are continually updating our equipment to offer state of the art service to our customers for sheet metal fabrication, laser cutting, metal stamping, robotic welding, and tool & die work.