MARQUE Magnetics’ design and manufacture transformers, chokes and a wide range of specialty electronic wound components. They also import and sell switch mode power supplies.
Their highly specialised products are locally manufactured in their Glendene factory and the high volume commercial product is made in their plant in China.
Marque Magnetics started business in 1986 in Avondale, West Auckland, where they now have 49 employees and are experiencing colossal growth both locally and internationally.
A quick, efficient, no charge design service, coupled with fast prototyping and competitive pricing proved so successful at Marque Magnetics, that companies from Asia, Europe and the US are using their services.
This expansion phase started in early 2001 with Marque Magnetics setting up a joint venture company, Huigao Magnetics Ltd, in Tianjin, China, with a large local state owned enterprise. This manufacturing plant employs over 300 people and is tailored to manufacture medium to long runs of wound components.
Marque Magnetics’ client base includes Fisher & Paykel, TruTest, Navman and Tait Electronics and they recently won the contract to supply Cabco (the Kiwi company that manufactures high tech shopping trolleys integrated with TVs for the US supermarket giant Walmart).
To deal with their incredible growth, Marque Magnetics chose Vantage ERP from Cogita after a two year search. Vantage met Marque’s requirements for a system that was integrated, easy to use, had comprehensive production scheduling functionality and a system that would tighten their inventory control.
“The implementation of Vantage by Cogita went smoothly with no nasties,” said Marque’s Vantage Project Manager, Wendy Haughie. “Our team took this implementation seriously and we made sure we did the homework.”
“We’ve all learnt a lot about our business processes thanks to Cogita’s consultants. We are now rewarded with instant data on inventory balances and history, quotation hit rates and all design changes.”