Making the Right Choice: Selecting Your Commercial Aluminium Manufacturer or Supplier

30 Mar 2021

A commercial aluminium manufacturer or supplier is the foundation of a successful project. Regardless of if you have an amazing design or excellent construction contractor, if your commercial aluminium manufacturer or supplier is not dedicated to your project and committed to the delivery of high-quality products, then your project’s chance of success dramatically drops.

Determining whether a commercial aluminium manufacturer or supplier is right for your project can be difficult, especially for business owners or project managers who are not familiar with the aluminium industry or what qualities to look for in an aluminium manufacturer or supplier. However, it is incredibly important that you carefully select your suppliers and manufacturers, especially because they are ultimately responsible for the outcome of your project and its subsequent success.

Commercial aluminium manufacturers or suppliers are more important than you think.

Whether you’re a project manager controlling the installation of aluminium windows and doors for a client, or a business owner, carefully picking your aluminium manufacturer or supplier is one of the best things you can do for your project. Here are a few reasons why they are so important.

  • They manufacture and install integral elements of a project
  • These elements are important for both functionality and aesthetic
  • Their adherence to deadlines can have a domino effect on your project’s delivery

These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider the following tips when hiring an aluminium manufacturer or supplier.

3 tips for selecting an aluminium manufacturer or supplier

  • Ensure they have your/your client’s required products in stock

If you or your clients are certain about the product that you want, then you must ensure that your manufacturer or supplier can either produce them in time or stock them (in the case of a supplier). It may seem like a simple tip, however, finding this out in the early stages of your relationship, helps to avoid any unforeseen delays or bumps resulting from out of stock products or delayed manufacturing.

If your product is out of stock, find out how long it will take to get back in stock and if it’s possible to work with your project’s deadline. If not or if the supplier/manufacturer gives an uncertain response, then immediately remove them from consideration.

  • Peruse their past projects

A reputable supplier/manufacturer like A-Tech Australia will display their past projects on their website. If they don’t, this is a red flag.

Analyse a supplier/manufacturer’s past projects to get an idea of the quality of work that they do, the type of clients they have and the scale to which they have produced or supplied products for. If you compare these past projects with yours, you’ll get a clear idea of what they are capable of and whether it suits your project or not.

A-Tech Australia is a prime example of a company with past projects that span different scales, businesses and product manufacturing and installation. If you’d like to enquire about our products or services for your commercial project, then get in touch with a member of our team.

  • Ask your business circle about them

Finding unbiased reviews, especially for supply and manufacturing commercial projects, can be difficult. It’s not always as simple as researching Google reviews or asking the company for references (these can be biased). The best way to find out how an aluminium manufacturing or supply company works with clients and delivers on their contracts is by talking to your business circle.

An established aluminium manufacturing or supply company will be well-known in business circles. Speak to other project managers or business owners about their client relationships, communication skills, the quality of their work and their deadline adherences to determine if they are the right fit for you.

We hope that we provided adequate guidance for choosing the right aluminium supplier or manufacturer. It is important to carefully consider the company you choose to fill this position as it will affect your project’s chances of success.

At A-Tech Australia, regardless of the nature or scale of your project, our team will remain dedicated to our job and ensure that every requirement and specification is met with our high high-quality products and seamless installation services.

Call 1300 775 525 for guidance regarding our products and any other questions that you may have. Our employees will be more than happy to offer advice and tips. We’re able to offer an aluminium solution for a wide range of businesses, just let us know what you need.