Two decades ago we recognized that in order to offer our customers the savings they deserved, with the quality they had come to expect from us, a partnership needed to be established with a foundry in China. The Dingzhou Dongfang Foundry Co. Ltd. (DDF for short) believed, like us, in producing high quality, durable products. As DDF grew we continued to invest in the company, upgrading their facilities from a small, municipal casting foundry to a business which now operates 3 standalone foundries exceeding several hundred thousand square feet. DDF also possesses a machine shop with over 40 CNC machines in a shop totaling 100,000 square feet.
Unlike many other companies, who only have supply agreements with Chinese foundries, our joint partnership gives us a voice at the table and results in some very specific benefits for our customers.
- Improved quality control
- Full traceability on all parts
- Risk reduction – warranties are honoured
- Inventory stored in North America – just in time delivery
- Inspection done in North America
- Read about other competitive advantages
DDF is an OEM Tier 1 supplier, offering several value added features such as:
- Hydrostatic testing
- Full array of non-destructive testing
- Extensive painting facilities
- Customized packaging
President of Penticton Foundry meeting with a DDF employee.
Our joint venture foundry in China has enabled the Penticton Foundry to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations for durable, quality castings at an affordable price.