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OEM Steel Supplier

If you’re an Original Equipment Manufacturer or Tier 1 supplier of one, you’re likely under pressure to turn around orders quickly. In competitive sectors where OEM structures prevail – automotive, appliances, clothing, lawn and garden, aerospace, and electronics, to name a few – the brand whose products are the slowest to market may never keep pace. With Arbor/Metals Inc. in your corner, you’ll always have reliable access to the alloy steels you require, no matter when and where you need them.

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Why Does Steel Matter To OEMs?

Generally speaking, an OEM supplier is a company that manufactures components and assemblies on behalf of a known entity, which then places its brand on those products and resells them to consumers. A lot of work goes into becoming an approved supplier to a household name, but the status can be taken away quickly if benchmarks aren’t met.

OEMs want to know supply chain partners offer high on-time delivery rates, zero returns, and minimal unplanned downtime. They’re looking for manufacturers who can stand out by providing better turnaround times across products.

Whether you’re an OEM seeking to get products to store shelves or a supplier to one aiming to deliver parts to a factory on time, a great way to meet your goals is steady availability of metal alloys.

Strong, lightweight, and formable, they are used to make various OEM products. Examples include:

  • Timer Terminals
  • Drip Pans
  • Communications System Chassis
  • C-Clips
  • Battery Enclosures
  • Power Supply Covers
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Stools
  • Carts
  • Couches
  • Desks 
  • Smoke Detector Battery Terminals
  • Brackets
  • Mounting Plates
  • Connector Plates
  • Structural Pieces
  • Drawer Inserts
  • Fire Extinguisher Valve Caps
  • Garage Door Opener Brackets
  • Engine Caps
  • Fasteners
  • Rocket Motor Nozzles
  • Baffle Cones
  • Frames
  • Transmission Adapters
  • Instrument Panels
  • Tail Light Caps
  • Wheel Hubs

Your Steel Source

Arbor/Metals Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015-certified steel provider and processor. As a leading OEM steel supplier, we can deliver non-ferrous metals in the grades, sizes, and shapes you require, whenever and wherever you need them, on time and at a competitive price.

Alloy Types

Shapes

  • Plates
  • Sheets
  • Slit Coil
  • Angle
  • Round Bar
  • Flat Bar
  • Tubing
  • Structural Tubing
  • Pipe
  • Fittings
  • Flanges 
  • Wide Flange Beams
  • Channels

Exotic grades can be hard to come by when it comes to metal alloys. Arbor/Metals Inc. has relationships with leading mills, enabling us to acquire specialty alloys for OEM applications.

Versatile OEM Support

Arbor/Metals Inc. has you covered if you need non-ferrous metals for a project but aren’t sure which material types or shapes are best. With decades of experience supporting OEMs and their supply chain partners, we can help you make the right choice. Even better, our team can turn around orders faster than the competition.

We’re happy to provide steel to OEMs across all business sectors. Industries we support often include:

  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Aerospace
  • Appliances
  • Building Products/Construction
  • Conveyor Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Lawn And Garden
  • Energy
  • Gasket Customers
  • General Fabrication
  • Heat Exchanger
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Filters
  • Refinery And Petroleum
  • Seismic Protection
  • Ship Building
  • Defense
  • Infrastructure
  • Water Movement And Filtration

Turnkey OEM Steel Solutions

Sometimes getting alloy steel in the condition needed to begin production requires additional processing. This can involve transiting in-process material between service providers, which causes delays and drives up costs.

With Arbor/Metals Inc. in your corner, you don’t have to worry about those issues. We offer a range of secondary steel processing services for OEMs.

  • Pancake Coils 
  • Oscillate Wound Coils
  • Ribbon Wound Coils
  • Coil Edging
  • Gaskets
  • Gasket Strips
  • Industrial Banding
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Plasma Burning
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Shearing
  • Sawing

Deliver Products To Market Faster

As a steel alloy supply and processing leader, Arbor/Metals Inc. is the perfect partner to keep pace in the competitive OEM marketplace. A dedicated workforce, state-of-the-art equipment, and expansive warehousing capabilities make us the premier OEM steel provider in North America.

Contact us for more information about our steel distribution services for OEMs. 

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For precision cutting, milling, and drilling that meet tight tolerances and exceed expectations for quality, contact Arbor/Metals Inc. today!