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COVER STORY

Beside you in the fastening world

In May 1997 two managers, already with several years experience of fastener production and distribution, founded a company in Garlasco, 25 kilometres south-west of Milan. Today Ambrovit makes a powerful claim to provide a benchmark in fastener supply, to both the Italian and wider European markets.

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he company grew up quickly. In 1997 it started with a 900 square metre warehouse; by 2001 that had grown to 3,200 square metres, enlarged again in 2006 by the rental of a further 2,000 square metres of external warehouse space.

In mid-2009 Ambrovit relocated entirely to its new and current corporate headquarters. For Ambrovit high quality, customer care and advanced technologies are essential features in meeting the requirements of all its markets so this sustained progression in size combined with investments in advanced logistics, product packaging and a state-of-the- art IT system have all aroused considerable interest from its customers. Today,

Ambrovit’s facility in Garlasco extends over a total area of 12,000 square metres, of which 6,000 is buildings.

The company recently installed a new automatic warehouse: 28 metres high with a storage capacity of 22,000 pallet places it currently handles some 1,400 order lines during each shift and despatches around 165 shipments everyday. An advanced automatic packing line, supplied by Bilwinco, has daily capacity of 22,000 boxes. Setting up a new quality laboratory, equipped with latest

generation quality control instruments co-ordinated through sophisticated statistical software, has just been concluded.

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Ambrovit’s quality management system has been designed and developed to ISO 9001:2008 standards, and the company expects to shortly receive certification issued by TÜV. Thanks to the previous experience in the production field of Ambrovit’s founders the company has established and strengthened, over the years, supplier relationships that ensure reliability of both product quality and availability. The management continue to periodically visit worldwide suppliers checking and verifying their capabilities and establishing both stronger existing and new business relationships. Ambrovit constantly

updates its product range and is committed to offer products that are both technically advanced and commercially competitive. Today it boasts a very large number of items for different application sectors, which includes hex lag screws, chipboard screws, drywall

Fastener + Fixing Magazine • Issue 68 March 2011

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