While many industrial people have taken for granted that China fastener manufacturers can only produce mid-and low-end standard fasteners, things start to differ now when the surge of upgrade and transformation sweeps into China fastener industry. There are some leading fastener manufacturers who take the challenge and embark on the high end road. Autocraft, with its vision of being a world class manufacturer of high end fasteners, is one of those brave pioneers.
Autocraft will exhibit at the 6th Fastener Trade Show on November 11-12, 2011, Poly World Trade Expo Center, Guangzhou, China.
Taking up an area of 100,000 m² in Nanhui Industrial Zone of Shanghai with 700 employees in it, Autocraft Industrial (Shanghai) Ltd focuses on high performance fastener for automotive, off-highway vehicles, engines, railway, wind energy and other high requirement industries. With a background of more than one decade experience in the fastener industry, Autocraft was initially registered in 2005. Today it is a vertically integrated operation covering all stages of high quality fastener making, from raw material processing through cold forming, thread rolling, heat treatment and surface treatment. As planned, it also provides high quality cold heading wire, job heat treatment and job surface treatment for other fastener makers.
With the vision to be an excellent manufacturer of high end fasteners, Autocraft is a high level operation in every aspect. Most of the Autocraft production machines are state-of-the-art ones imported from the US, West Europe and Taiwan. The world best spheroidizing annealing furnaces prevent decarburization from occurring during wire processing. Multi-die multi-punch cold formers gradually form parts to the required full shape, ensuring ideal grain flow. Computer controlled RX atmosphere heat treatment maintains process uniformity. High performance machines form sound basis of production of high performance parts.
Senior technical and production engineers are employed and most advanced fastener technology is adopted. Product design and manufacture processes are optimized to reduce hot stress spots and improve fastener tensile strength and fatigue performance. For class 10.9 and 12.9 bolts, screws and studs, special production processes are adopted to reduce negative factors and enhance fastener properties, avoiding deferred fracture or premature failure.
Quality control is strict with Autocraft. IQC (Incoming Quality Control), IPQC (In-Process Quality Control) and OQC (Outgoing Quality Control) are really effective. To ensure required product property, raw material selection is strict. When raw material comes in, spectrum heat analysis, non-destructive test and mechanical property test are conducted to reject nonconformance. For each production procedure there is a sufficiently equipped quality lab. First piece approval is followed by operator self-checking, roving inspection and last-off confirmation. Finished product quality checking and packing inspection are performed. Dock audit is done before dispatching. All Autocraft measuring and inspection devices are high precision ones imported from the US, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and Japan, including 7 US automated sorting machines using laser, eddy current, optical and roller technologies.
Advanced management systems are set up. Autocraft is registered to ISO9001, TS16949, AS9100, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001. Operation of these systems is solid and effective. Currently Autocraft is perfecting its lab management system according to ISO17025, aiming to get certified in 2011. Moreover, Autocraft has invested to practice Lean Manufacture and Six Sigma.
Autocraft keeps on dedicating itself to the establishment of a good reputation in the high requirement fastener industry in terms of quality, supply and service. With such strong ambition, it consistently meets and exceeds high end customer expectations.