Advanced Metal partners with FlexQube
by Halei Lamb | April 13, 2016 1:36 pm
by HALEI LAMB
Doug Brown, President of Advanced Metal Components (AMC), recently announced a partnership with FlexQube Inc. FlexQube, a material handling solutions provider, was founded in 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2012, the company began selling its product here in the United States. AMC, a contract metal fabricator, will now be manufacturing FlexQube’s metal components for the North American market. As an extension of that service, AMC will also warehouse FlexQube’s product, and assume the responsibilities of assembly and distribution.
“We’re looking at this as a new opportunity for us to expand our customer base and offer services that we’ve never provided before,” Brown said of the partnership. “FlexQube is the sales and marketing company, and we’ll do the handiwork. We’re excited about this new relationship. It’s an extension of our existing capabilities, and it helps us to diversify our business.”
The business venture between AMC and FlexQube began in late 2013. After hearing that the company was looking for a sheet metal supplier, Brown reached out to FlexQube CEO Anders Fogelberg. AMC began fabricating parts for FlexQube in 2014. FlexQube made the decision to partner with AMC for warehousing, assembly and distribution in February 2015.
FlexQube experienced a growth of approximately 75 percent in 2015, and 2016 appears to be their take-off year in the North America with a projected growth of 300 percent. In order to achieve that goal, AMC and FlexQube are streamlining their methods with tried-and-true techniques practiced in their facility in Sweden. CFO Christian Thiel and Henrik Vidarsson, Operations and Supply Chain Manager, visited Swainsboro in February to refine the assembly and distribution processes.
“We are a global company, even though we’re a small company,” said Thiel. “Right now, AMC is definitely our key supplier in North America. That is our plan for the future, of course. It means a lot to us, this partnership.”
(L-R) BROWN, THIEL, VDARSSON, WESLEY WORTHEN AND LEKEETA SELLERS