Engineered fasteners for critical applications
SPS' product offering and investment strategy is focused on technically sophisticated components and materials that are necessary and vital to key end-user markets such as aerospace, transportation, power generation, racing, farm and construction equipment and general industrial. Common characteristics include:
Market Leader in Most Product Niches
In most product niches, SPS is either the leading manufacturer or one of the two or three leading manufacturers. Proprietary Metals and Fastening TechnologyA major emphasis on product development has resulted in the creation of many high temperature, high tensile, corrosion resistant and other special property materials, which have been designed to meet very demanding customer specifications.
State-of-the-Art Forging and Machining Technology
Significant investment in forging and machining tool equipment coupled with sophisticated tool and die design has led to the development of many proprietary manufacturing processes, which enable SPS to provide customers with unique solutions to their product performance problems.
Excellent Quality Control Programs
Quality control programs of all SPS businesses reflect the demanding requirements of SPS' aerospace heritage. All product lines benefit from the culture of quality that has a long history at SPS. Because of this culture and our strong product design capability, many of SPS' products are manufactured for safety-critical applications.
SPS' computer systems house an expansive library of parts that are a significant resource for the Company and its customers. For many of these part numbers, SPS has been the only manufacturer or the dominant manufacturer.