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|1. Does this vendor specialize in liquid or powder coating or both?|
|2. What are their manufacturing capabilities? Examples include: liquid coatings, sealants, equipment used, ability to formulate around my facility needs.|
|3. What are their core technologies?|
|4. How long have they been in business? Do they have a proven track record?|
|5. Are they a member of trade and business associations that specialize in the industry?|
|6. Do they have a Coatings Care Certification?|
|7. Does the vendor have a speedy response time when you need something?|
|8. Does the vendor have established lead times?|
|9. Does the vendor have logistics partners?|
|10. Is the vendor’s overall turnaround timely?|
|11. Do they meet mutually agreed upon deadlines?|
|12. Do their capabilities meet local, state, federal, and global established regulations?|
|13. Does the vendor stay current with the industry to predict pending regulations and constraints?|
|14. Does the vendor provide alternative technologies, products and services to keep in compliance?|
|15. Is their plant focused on using the latest technologies for efficient and effective solutions?|
|16. Do they update their customers’ formulations as new technologies become available?|
|17. Can you reach their team on a direct phone line or do you reach an automated phone system?|
|18. Do they offer for a chemist to come to your facility to review process and take ideas for change back to the lab?|
|19. Does the vendor’s technical service team visit to ensure quality and satisfaction?|
|20. Does the vendor have policies or procedures to gather any and all relevant information to make the most complete recommendation or offer the best solution?|
We’ve put together a Custom Coatings Vendor Qualification Checklist to ensure you choose the right vendor based on your unique specifications. Key questions to ask include:
- Does this vendor specialize in liquid or powder coating or both?
- What are their manufacturing capabilities?
- What are their core technologies?
- How long have they been in business? Do they have a proven track record?
Fill out the form to download the checklist.