Collins Aerospace opens additive manufacturing center

KBC tools and machines and his team members have been busy during the pandemic improving his warehouses, counting inventory, adding new items to his offerings, upgrading his websites, and envisioning and creating a new dining room concept. exhibition in three of its branches. Village of Elk Grove, Illinois; Sterling Heights, Michigan; and Mississauga, Ontario all now sport the fresh, unified new look and concept where industrial chic meets manufacturing staples. The showrooms, a haven for machinists, tool and die makers, CNC operators, millwrights and MRO professionals, are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 5 p.m. local time and feature a selection of the top-rated customer items for all MRO applications, with a focus on metalworking in the 13 categories sold by KBC: cutting tools, indexable tools, fluids , work holding, abrasives, measuring and inspection equipment, tool accessories, hand tools, shop supplies, power and pneumatic tools, machinery, inventory sales and great offers on current sales prospectuses.

Along with the ability for customers to shop across categories, view tool and accessory selection, compare products, and find items that will help with production, cost, safety, and maintenance. efficiency, customers can shop on mobile devices in the showroom to see the full offering of over 100,000 SKUs for metalworking and MRO. Having the best cutting tools in large, convenient blue metal drawer cabinets in the showroom also helps speed up order picking for customers entering the showroom who have not yet placed their orders. as well as the ability for KBC team members to easily offer customers the choice between good, best and best offers of quality imports, KBC brand and world-class brands depending on the job to be done and stock levels.

Being able to look and touch the tools has been a game changer for many customers who know what they need when they see it, but sometimes don’t know what they were looking for. The newly upgraded showrooms also highlight new product launches often before they are on or in a sales flyer.

David Zagar, Vice President of KBC Tools & Machinery, who led and oversaw the showroom transformation from concept to implementation, says: “We have strategically placed our best-selling products in each of our 12 categories. of different products, giving a comprehensive overview to even the most experienced metalworker.We actively present relevant items and helpful time-savers, whatever the application.We like to call it the closest thing to a catalog or from a website in person. We cannot fit all 100,000 items in our showrooms; however, we have selected the best from each category to represent one version of a product line. complete offer, our website is always the best “go-to” in terms of viewing our complete offer – however, if you need a product, our showroom and warehouses are ready to help you now. nt – when it counts.”

KBC is certified as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) in Canada and as a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the United States.

KBC Tools & Machinery Elk Grove Village, Illinois (910 Busse Road); Sterling Heights, Michigan (6300 18 Mile Road); Mississauga, Ontario (6200 Kennedy Road).

Abdul J. Gaspar