Synergy of the Supply Chain
There are numerous supply-chain-related challenges facing the construction industry today, from various points of contact and complex financial protocols to lack of communication and trust. These problems can jeopardise construction schedules through delays and costly overruns. Here, Chairman Heath Hindmarch explains why PSP Group made a radical decision and vast investment to overcome these issues.
A coherent sequence of operations enables seamless integration of design, manufacture and supply, which can only improve quality and client satisfaction. This was the founding principle of the PSP Group to ensure complete synergy across our supply chain, extending from the selection of raw materials to the distribution of high-quality finished products.
Only by utilising the skills products and services within our own group of companies can we ensure swift communication, enhanced productivity and the best possible service. Our supply chain in the claddings, facades and specialist fabrications market is mainly connected within the PSP Group, which comprises PSP Design, PSP Architectural and PSP Aluminium.
In 2016, we expanded PSP Group with PSP Design. This growth enabled us to take full responsibility for the design, manufacture and supply of full external facades. The single point of procurement is managed by our internal quality control systems to bring complete synergy throughout the supply chain, allowing us to deliver a complete full-service solution.
Working in co-operation with client supply chains even at the early design stages means that we can enable our design services for fully manufactured PSP products. This way, we can deliver bespoke solutions from inception to customer-use. We use CAD, Solid Works (3-D modelling software) and Radan (leading CAD CAM software for machine programming) during design phases, all of which are fully compatible with programmes such as Solid Works, Inventor and Design Projects.
As leading manufacturers in our field, we work closely with architects, customers and suppliers to build long-lasting, sustainable working relationships. PSP embraces new technology and cutting-edge ERP software to optimise Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) protocols to achieve aesthetically pleasing aluminium solutions up to 6m in length to the utmost quality to suit applications across commercial buildings, hotels, schools, hospitals and residential properties.
Our manufacturing processes take place in our precision-controlled advanced factories in Shildon, County Durham. Our architectural and aluminium manufacturing teams also collaborate with our experienced design team in Cramlington, Newcastle Upon-Tyne to maintain premium quality throughout all processes, from design to manufacture, to transportation of finished systems.
Adopting a one-stop-shop approach, PSP offers a range of rainscreen cladding, rainwater goods, ventilation systems, solar shading, flashings, pressings and support façade systems. We also design, manufacture and supply specialist fabrications to meet individual needs, using materials such as aluminium, brass, copper, COR-TEN, galvanised steel, pre-coated steel, stainless steel, zinc and composite materials.
During the final phase, add-ons such as curtain walling, windows and doors can be also be supplied. PSP are approved fabricators for Schuco, Kawneer, Reynaers, Aluprof, Raico and Aluk.
To explore PSP’s range of matrix systems for rainscreen cladding, bespoke architectural systems, flashings and pressings, rainwater goods, curtain walling, windows and doors, visit: pspuk.two05.theweborchard.com
About PSP Group
PSP Group’s cohesive three-part system is ideal for architects, customers and suppliers who require high-quality rain-protection products and an all-in-one service for frictionless design and manufacture. The company manufactures all products using state-of-the-art fabrication equipment and a range of metals that are suited to an array of customer requirements. With a design-driven strategy at the core of the company’s culture, each rainscreen protection product is tailored to individual customer specifications.
High-quality, cost-effective solutions are paired with a forward-thinking approach and consideration of the construction industry’s time-sensitive nature. All products and services are examined against their Environmental Management Programme and Quality Management System, which runs in accordance with ISO 9001:2015. The centralised ERP system enables full traceability and consistently up-to-date order information.
This article first appeared in FC&A.