Fero is in the unique position to offer clients assembly and sub-assembly expertise from their production and manufacturing base in Samoa.
Why choose Fero Samoa?
One of the key concerns with Manufacturing offshore for Fero has been that we have not had any ownership of the plants that we are manufacturing in. This means that we have not had the level of control that we would like. This control ranges from scheduling and expediting urgent jobs, to material sourcing and quality, and most importantly the ability to change designs.
Earlier in 2017, we became aware that the closure of OE manufacturing in the Australian Automotive industry would result in the termination of a significant wire harness manufacturer in Samoa. This plant was established over 25 years ago and has been supplying to some of the most demanding customers on the planet.
When we visited Samoa we found a world class facility that was providing a product and service in the South Pacific, and we saw an opportunity to continue this successful operation. Since then we have been working hard with the existing business, staff, government, suppliers and potential customers to establish a plant that can supply the Australasian market. We know that we have a great opportunity,and we are working continuously with all stakeholders to ensure that the capabilities and capacity to supply significant product to the Australasian manufacturing industry is maintained and grown.
An experienced team
The team that we have established is hugely experienced in wire harness manufacture and highly trained in lean manufacturing techniques that ensure high levels of quality and productive delivery. The senior management team that we have established has over 50 years of experience in this industry and are ready to share this knowledge with our wider customer base.
Fero has employed many of the staff from the previous automotive supplier that operated in Samoa for over 25 years. This team maintained a 100% quality delivery schedule over the past 4 years, and was recognised and praised by the head of one of the largest Japanese car manufacturers. It’s an incredible statistic and testament to the team’s dedication and attention to detail.
Fero has a team of over 75 staff operating in Samoa with a management team that fully expects to be employing over 500 staff within the next 5 years. Both the staff, and the facility in which they operate, has been chosen to deliver growth.
Assembly in Samoa gives Fero customers the ability to secure much lower MOQs whilst delivering fast turnarounds due to the country’s proximity to both Australia and New Zealand.
A division of Fero New Zealand
Fero Samoa is wholly owned by Fero in New Zealand. We bring our experience in managing projects, engineering expertise and our production systems, then combine it with a vastly experienced and enthusiastic local team. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Fero Samoa in the news
Take a look at the ONE news story that was produced about Fero Samoa
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