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Importing & Mill Shipments

AFT's Importing & Mill Shipment Services

Bulk Fasteners and Custom Products Importer

AFT Fasteners is a Global Solutions Specialist, importing fasteners and custom parts from Asia, Europe, and South America. Through the years we have built strong relationships worldwide, which enables us to provide an unlimited product selection at competitive prices. Many of our OEM's take advantage of the significant savings offered by importing their bulk fasteners, stampings, forgings, and other industrial parts. When importing through AFT Fasteners, you are guaranteed to get high-quality products with the same specifications as domestic parts. Whether you need a pallet, container or direct mill shipment, AFT has the solution for your sourcing needs. 

Common Imported Products & Services

AFT is an international bolt and screw importer, offering both standard and custom made-to-print fasteners. In addition to importing bolts and screws, AFT is a leader in importing high-quality seals and gaskets, stampings, forgings, injection moldings, bearings, safety supplies, and much more. The table below lists many of categories we are currently importing for our customers, though we are happy to source additional types of products depending on your specific needs.

To ensure AFT can deliver high-quality imported products our services include: extensive factory audits, 1st article inspections, pre-shipment inspections, customs clearance and delivery of the products to your location.

Product Categories
Fasteners Safety Equipment Computer Parts
Seals & Gaskets Tools Plastic & Rubber Parts
Castings Bearings Magnetic Components
Stampings Hardware Wire Cloth
Forgings Sub-Assemblies Medical Accessories
Injection Moldings Springs Furniture
Electronic Parts Electrical Products Rebar

 

 

 

Importing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are common industry misconceptions when it comes to importing, and we are available to answer any questions you may have.

What are the advantages to importing?

Skilled Labor - Foreign labor is comparatively less expensive and has become more skilled and reliable than in past.

More Resources - Ability to tap into global resources not found domestically, or at domestic prices.

New Suppliers - Emerging countries, markets and businesses compete for your business at competitive rates.

 

Can I get the same quality as domestic products?

You have probably already come to realize the cost savings offered by globally sourcing materials and components, but concerns about quality have made you hesitant. We have developed an effective quality assurance program to ensure product quality and durability. Onsite manufacturer visits, comprehensive testing and our prototype approval process allows you to set the high standards which you expect. Avoid the hassles of defective parts and fighting over quality certifications and take advantage of our independent testing laboratory. Technical Assistance and design engineering are available to provide assistance from prototype stage to production. Our suppliers are ISO, QS or TS certified with the ability to provide PPAP’s, MTR’s, etc…

Do I have to order a full container?

You DO NOT have to order a full container and please DO NOT assume that your quantity is too small. We work with many companies that order smaller quantities, while still taking advantage of the benefits of global sourcing. You can also take advantage of our "Just-In-Time" shipping options, where you have the ability to order for the entire year and we will release the products as you need them.

Do I need to worry about customs?

AFT will handle all of the logistics and customs services required to deliver the products from the factory to your door. Another service popular with our customers is offshore consolidation of shipments to ensure that your products are shipped together in dedicated containers. 

What happens if our shipment gets delayed?

In the rare occurrence that this happens, AFT will find a domestic source for critical products to avoid interruption of supply. We recommend taking advantage of our "Just-in-Time" and Warehousing services for custom and hard-to-find parts to maintain a low-risk supply chain. 

AFT Fasteners is here to help with all your sourcing needs, whether import or domestic. Please Contact Us or call 877-844-8595.