Our thoughts on the closing of ASW/Pengg.
We were saddened to see that ASW/Pengg is closing. We have enjoyed working with this fine group of people since their inception. They were both a competitor and a supplier. In both cases, we always found that they operated with the highest degree of integrity and class. They sold quality products by a staff of dedicated professionals to both spring manufacturers and distributors. We wish everyone involved with them the very best.
We know that their closure has many customers concerned about their supply options going forward. The rest of this message is to assure you that Gibbs can immediately fill your needs in this regard.
Gibbs® inventories a vast amount of spring wire including Chrome Silicon Valve and Commercial Quality, as well as, Chrome Vanadium Valve and Commercial Quality.
Although we carry many grades of spring wire including stainless and nickel alloys, we are stocked and prepared for immediate requests for the Chrome Silicon and Chrome Vanadium grades ASW/Pengg is well known for. We have the ability to service new and current customers from stock inventory for these grades.
Our knowledge and experience with these alloys is wide-ranging. Our Team has a deep understanding of how the wire finish and diameter tolerances affect spring performance and why those wire features are critical to the springs you manufacture. You need your processes to be repeatable with little manufacturing loss and fast set up. Our knowledge and experience makes Gibbs® a natural choice for spring makers. Whether you produce springs for Automotive, ATV, Agricultural Equipment, Medical, or other industries, Gibbs understands what you need to produce the highest quality springs.
As a global leader in the distribution of spring wire products, Gibbs® can offer material management services traditionally not offered by mill suppliers or other distributors.
Here are some of the many benefits Gibbs can offer you:
Seasoned Wire Professionals: Decades of spring manufacturing and wire knowledge. We have many employees with over 30 years of experience in the spring wire industry. We know our customers and develop lasting, trusted relationships. Our goal is to provide you repeatable, high quality, wire products. Our relationships are built vertically throughout our organization with Sales, Management, Quality, Credit, Drivers/Shipping, and anyone from Gibbs® that touches your order.
Stock and Hold Inventory for JIT Shipments: Seven stocking locations in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Qualified and Tested Suppliers: We qualify mills with stringent ISO 9001:2015 procedures.
Splits: Gibbs provides coil-splitting for sizes up to .207 diameter.
Market Disruption Protection: Proactively manage hiccups in supply with our deep bench of qualified vendors. Gibbs® large-diameter Chrome Vanadium to ASTM-A231 supply will not be interrupted by ASW’s closure.
We Can Match or Exceed Other Supplier’s Specialties: Gibbs® has the ability to provide spring wire with added value. As an example, we can certify a portion of our stock to ‘super clean’. Special coatings and finishes are common.
Vast Inventory of Spring Wire: ASTM A1000 A & D are also available along with stainless wire in soap and nickel coat, music wire, specialty metals, and other brand names like Preco Z® and Corrostan®. We can draw to custom sizes upon request.
Shaped, Flat, and Square Wire: Gibbs supplies custom made shaped wire products in any almost alloy.
Samples for Qualification: We believe in our wire. Gibbs® will supply samples for testing upon request. Contact us for your samples.
We Sell Strip: Precision slitting down to .024” wide for all of the spring strip alloys you need along with your wire products. We can edge and oscillate for longer cycle life and longer runs.
When Problems Arise: We have many customers who have trusted us for over 40 years. We value these long term relationships. When things do go wrong, we’ll be here to stand by our products with the same world-class service we’ve been providing, since 1956.