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2011 FIN – Agrati and Semblex Form Alliance

April 09
00:00 2013

December 8, 2011 FIN – Italian multinational firm Agrati Group and Semblex Corp. of Elmhurst, IL, announced a global alliance to provide fastener solutions and cold-formed special products for OEM and component suppliers.

The alliance is an effort “to combine two supplier teams in order to provide global customers with a single source for technical, quality, and logistics support.”
Local engineering support, local quality response and local sales support to purchasing, as well as “in-country” inventory, material planning, and other logistics support for customer plants in Europe, North America, and Asia.

The alliance allows selected customers to:
• Have a synergy on design and application solutions between Europe and Asia (Agrati) and North America (Semblex).
• Compare technical specifications to European, Asian and American standards to ensure common global part design.
• Receive applications, part testing, and validation support in Europe, Asia (Agrati) and North America (Semblex).
• Have sample availability in Europe, Asia and North America.
• Make cost-reduction programs coordinated in Europe, Asia and North America.
• Take advantage of a strong, synchronized supplier team supporting USA purchasing and engineering teams in Europe, Asia and North America.
• Optimize logistics and control shipping costs through the presence of in-country inventory, materials planning, and customer service regardless of where in the world the customer plant is located.

Founded in 1939, A. Agrati S.p.A provides fastening technology all over the world with a primary focus on automotive applications. Agrati reported EUR 350 million turnover in 2011, with 1,700 employees in 11 facilities.
Entities in the group include Agrati France, a auto OEM supplier; Agrati AFP-CVB, which specializes in advanced formed parts produced by the combination of complex cold forging technology and high precision mechanical operations; China-based YAF, located in Yantai, Laishan District, with sales and technical offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha and Changchun with the aim to support the automotive customers from commercial, technical and quality point of view; and Agrati FSP, a logistic service provider of fasteners solutions. Web:

Founded in 1968, Semblex Corp. is a private company that operates four plants at its Elmhurst campus with about 200 employees.  Web:  ©2011/2013 Fastener Industry News.
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