Vogelsang’s 2012 “Top Ten” List

Vogelsang’s 2012 "Top Ten" ListAs 2012 comes to a close, Vogelsang would like to take a moment to look back on their 10 most notable achievements and improvements for this year. These accomplishments have helped them reach the goals they set at the beginning of this year to improve customer service and re-emphasize their position as a leading global manufacturer of formed metal products for the past 40 years.

#1 – Additional new stocking items to the Quick Ship Program

This economical and convenient program offers same-day delivery on Vogelsang’s most popular RollPins®, Coil Pins and Tension Bushings. Over 1,200+ SKUs are now pre-packaged & ready for same-day shipment… at the most competitive prices, with no additional charges or handling fees.

#2 – Expanded Inch Product Offerings: Inch Carbon RollPins®, inch 420 Stainless Steel RollPins®, and inch 18-8 Stainless Steel RollPins®

Due to customer demand, Vogelsang is now offering many of their most popular items in both plain and mechanical zinc plated. Additionally, a complete line of carbon steel roll pins from 0.062” to 5/8” diameter has been added. Notable Stainless Steel additions include 420 RollPins® now available from 0.062” to 1/2” diameter, and 18-8 stainless ranging from 0.062” to 3/8” diameter.

#3 – Expanded Quick Ship Tension Bushings

Vogelsang’s customers spoke, and they listened by adding even more of these cost effective bearings to their same-day shipment product offerings. Tension Bushings are designed to replace solid steel (tubular) and case hardened parts. They are ideal for high-load/low-speed operations in harsh, non-lubricated environments and are used in a variety of applications and industries including Mining, Lawn & Garden, Construction, Railway, Towing, Utility, Waste & Material Handling, Truck Body and more.

#4 – Completed a Full Line of Metric RollPins® and Metric Coiled Pins

Vogelsang Fastener Solutions provides many solutions to challenges facing todays demanding world market. Vogelsang’s complete metric product line is an example of one such solution. Metric Slotted Pins come in both a Heavy Duty ISO 8752 (former DIN 1481) and a Light Duty ISO 13337 (former DIN 7346).

The ISO standards for Vogelsang’s Coiled Pins ISO 8748 Heavy Duty (Former DIN 7344) and Medium Duty ISO 8750 (former DIN 7343) range from M2 to M20.

Metric RollPins®, metric Coiled Pins and metric Tension Bushings are all stock product offerings in the USA and Germany.

#5 – New product offerings: Hollow Alignment Dowels and Automotive Spring Pins

Vogelsang’s Hollow Alignment Dowels offer superior cost savings, and are manufactured using the roll-bending method. They are the most economical alternative to solid machined parts in areas such as Engines, Powertrain, Transmissions, Manifolds, Chassis Frame Technology and Metal Housings.

Vogelsang’s Automotive Spring Pins incorporate the features of a coiled spring pin into a much more cost effective product. Through sophisticated tool design, pins are non-scarring to soft host materials, prevent interlocking for automatic feed systems, and are capable of sustaining dynamic loading. Automotive Spring Pins products can provide significant cost savings for customers’ existing applications.

#6 – New web site

Customers and prospects often are looking for answers to questions and pricing information at times beyond standard office hours. With that in mind, Vogelsang’s new website features a sleek design with easy navigation, 24/7 pricing for Select Dealers, easy-to-find product information and specifications, rep locator, monthly press releases, resources, an easy RFQ process and much more.

#7 – New Line cards

Vogelsang now has an easy-to-follow and comprehensive single-sheet “line card” that gives customers and prospective customers an “at a glance” overview of Vogelsang Corporation and its product offerings.

#8 – Major strategic capital investments

 In 2012, Vogelsang’s Director established a vision for growth and allocated capital to make a series of strategic investments into improving Vogelsang facilities, manufacturing equipment, software and warehousing. These steps will greatly aid in Vogelsang’s continued growth and success, and result in greater customer service and satisfaction.

#9 – Rebuilding and relocation of the Coiled Pin manufacturing

Vogelsang began taking their entire line of coiled pin machines off-line temporarily to be shipped and completely refurbished in their plant in Germany. There, each machine has been inspected by the best German engineers and designers in the industry, and rebuilt and upgraded. This capital equipment investment will help Vogelsang’s Coiled Pin production line meet the most rigorous standards of efficiency and capacity for today…and far into the future.

#10 – Warehouse re-organization

As part of its on-going initiatives to improve customer satisfaction and reduce internal costs, Vogelsang’s new Shipping Manager (along with a team of CAD engineers, operation professionals and Vogelsang management) implemented a top-to-bottom re-organization of their Lakewood, NJ warehouse.

To learn more about Vogelsang’s Top Ten accomplishments and more, visit www.VogelsangCorp.com, or call toll free 800-526-2376.