John Murdoch, CEO of Alfacon Solutions, explained designing the optimal material handling systems requires a deep understanding of the product, process, and challenges in the recent issue in Manufacturing Tomorrow magazine.
According to Murdoch, conveyors are too often thought of as a commodity, a product. In fact, conveyors are a solution to a challenge. ETO, engineer-to-order, manufacturing solutions are not new; off the shelf products may work in some installations, but increasingly there are sectors requiring engineering design to maintain quality design.
None of the Alfacon Solutions clients order on-line; as a middle market case and pallet conveyor handling systems company, operating from an 80,000 square foot facility in Ontario, Canada, the company provides design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation services to drive a VSM (value stream mapping) moving from a current state with inefficiency to high-impact improvements.
The product offerings range from package and pallet handling conveyors and sortation systems to truck-loaders, extendable conveyors, vertical conveyor systems, belt conveyor systems, and roller conveyor systems. Along with integrating standard products manufactured by others, maintaining a fully CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) certified fabrication plant allows to complement a standard product line with in-house manufactured items such as custom conveyor applications, pallet conveyor, structural steel, catwalks, mezzanines, chutes, slides, and other auxiliary items.
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Founded in 1983, Alfacon Solutions (www.alfaconsolutions.com) is a leading case and pallet conveyor handling systems company operating from an 80,000 square foot facility in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. Based in lean manufacturing principles, including best-practice value stream mapping and continuous improvement, the Alfacon team designs, engineers, manufactures, and installs complete material handling solutions.
CEO John Murdoch is proud of the company’s hands-on approach when analyzing clients’ challenges and developing solutions based on experience and innovation. The combination of standard and custom engineered components enables Alfacon to create unique material handling solutions tailored to each client; this engineered-to-order (ETO) differentiator positions the company as one of the leading material handling manufacturers in North America. Alfacon provides services to its customer base in the courier, retail, manufacturing, and industrial sectors. The company is a proud member of MHI.
The core values of Alfacon Solutions ensure a customer-centric approach to every project and drives the entire team to consistently deliver exceptional results. From experience, passion, and integrity to commitment, innovation, and on-time delivery dependability, Alfacon Solutions anticipates double digit growth year over year for the next decade. Follow on Twitter @AlfaconSolution.
Company Name: Alfacon Solutions
Contact Person: John Murdoch
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