Cost Calculation

In consulting our customers, we asked them to evaluate cost based on four things: Safety, Performance, Production and Quality.

1. SAFETY – Makers of fire hydrants, military personnel carriers, brain surgery drills and seat belts all count on DRIV-LOK. When a life could be on the line, our customers demand DRIV-LOK fasteners. Medical and healthcare equipment often requires complicated custom solutions, and our customers appreciate our advice and proximity for ongoing dialogue and monitoring through these efforts.

DRIV-LOK BARB pin and stud designs have been used for more than 15 years without one recorded failure in the field.

2. PERFORMANCE -Products that perform better sell better. Today’s consumer has more options, awareness and education in reviewing product performance and has significantly more opportunity to broadcast dissatisfaction through product reviews. In addition, the growing number of catastrophes from offshore produced products has companies and consumers re-examining the value of American ingenuity.

Some of the largest, most well-known manufacturers in the world look to DRIV-LOK to help promote product performance. Both our standard in-stock and custom-designed parts are the most reliable in the industry – to-date we’ve produced more than 237,000,000 parts and less than .002% of those parts have ever been returned. Whether through identification of the optimal ready-made fastener or by designing a customized fastening solution, DRIV-LOK helps manufacturers boost results with the right fastening choices.

3. PRODUCTION -Manufacturers have invested millions in optimizing production lines. However these gains can quickly be lost when a low-cost part unexpectedly requires more assembly time or resources. Many manufacturers have had the painful experience of obtaining low cost parts only to find they are inaccurate or difficult to assemble. These companies then must choose between the costs of returning/reordering or risking liability/sales costs as a result of product performance issues.

Tested processes and documented success are two imperatives for ensuring a smooth production process. DRIV-LOK has produced more than four billion pins without once causing a customer’s line to go down – and that’s a pretty good track record.

4. QUALITY -Our U.S. -based manufacturing provides tighter quality controls, onsite monitoring and expedient resolution should product or assembly issues arise. DRIV-LOK is proud to be a made-in-the-USA manufacturer, and this pride of workmanship is clear in every product we make. No pin manufactured by DRIV-LOK has ever been the cause of a customer line down. Recognizing the immense industry pressure on turnaround times, DRIV-LOK delivers this quality control without sacrificing speed or delivery: In just one 12-month period, DRIV-LOK delivered more than 213 million products on time, every time.