Second Cut in Less than a Year Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels
As of January 2023, we are thrilled to announce another shipping lead time reduction on the heels of a record-breaking year of production and new orders in 2022 and the first lead time reduction, which took effect in May 2022.
Effective immediately, lead times for AirPro products are as follows:
- 3-4 weeks for the Backwards Inclined Quick Ship (BIQS) fans
- 5-7 weeks for the Standard Arrangement 4 direct-drive fans
- 8-10 weeks for Standard Arrangement 8 direct-drive and Arrangements 9 and 1 belt-drive fans up to size 365 and 9-11 weeks for larger sizes
Reducing Shipping Lead Times
This latest reduction is a direct result of AirPro’s decision to invest in infrastructure following the pandemic in 2020 and the ensuing material shortages. With their commitment to reliability at stake, AirPro’s leadership launched projects to acquire and expand facilities and add several major equipment systems.
“Supply chain dysfunction and delays seem to have become the new normal for most manufacturers, but not for us,” explained Executive Vice President Keith White Jr. “We applied our culturally-ingrained customer focus, creative thinking, and long-term planning to allow us to reduce lead times even as the constraints remained elevated and severe.”
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“Call us old-fashioned, but when we make a commitment, from reliability and quality to timing and pricing, you can plan around it. That’s why above the 95% line – as close to perfect as possible – is the only place we’re happy, and we’ll do whatever it takes to get there with respect and integrity.”
Throughout industry-wide extended lead times due to major supply chain constraints and labor shortages during unprecedented demand… we worked all day, every day to resolve it. This was not a time to shrug our shoulders and take comfort in the fact that it was happening to everyone. That isn’t who we are. Our commitment to reliability runs too deep.
Other Related Articles
For more information on our approach to doing business, check out these additional articles:
- Supply & Demand: Keeping Up with Agile Manufacturing
- On-Time Delivery Average 95 Percent
- Monthly On-Time Delivery Averages
- Maintaining an Attitude of Reliability
- Founders’ Message: Quality of Work, Quality of Life