Cold Expansion Moves to Distribution
Fatigue Technology Inc. (FTI) is pleased to announce that we have selected Wesco Aircraft Hardware as our exclusive distributor for our Split Sleeve Cold Expansion CB Sleeves, CB Tooling and MEN Nosecaps. This change will affect all FTI parts with part numbers starting with “CB…” or “MEN…”.
Throughout the process of making this decision, FTI has focused on improving the value to our customers. By changing to a distribution model FTI’s intent is to:
• Reduce Lead Times (from customer order date to customer receipt date)
• Decrease prices for customers
• Improve AOG Support
To achieve these improvements for our mutual customers, Wesco has invested in a large stocking order that includes our most commonly ordered tools and sleeves. By manufacturing the parts in larger volume, Wesco and FTI will be able to pass volume discounts to our customers.
Wesco has over 350 customer service people located around the world and will be able to provide responsive support enhanced AOG support. Wesco personnel have been trained by FTI to support inquiries regarding basic tooling questions. In addition, availability of FTI resources to answer technical questions remains.
This product distribution transition became effective on Monday, March 17, 2014. FTI will fulfill all open purchase orders and will honor all outstanding quotes for the period they are valid. For new orders following March 17th please contact your local Wesco Aircraft Hardware office. Please consult the list below to help identify who to contact if you do not currently have a contact name.
This change only affects the procurement of our Split Sleeve Cold Expansion CB Tooling and MEN-style Nosecaps. FTI will continue to provide our expert engineering and technical assistance for all clients. We appreciate your continued interest in FTI products and look forward to serving you through our partner Wesco Aircraft Hardware.
If you have any questions about this transition please do not hesitate to contact your Customer Service Representative or FTI Sales Management.
Wesco Contact Information
Wesco Aircraft Hardware
24911 Avenue Stanford, Valencia, CA 91355-1219
T: (661) 775-7200 -- F: (661) 295-0695
Tool Division Office:
Wesco Aircraft Tool Division
6701 Will Rogers Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76140-6051
T: (817) 293-2361 -- F: (817) 293-6623
Wesco Aircraft Europe Ltd
Park Mill Way, Clayton West
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ, ENGLAND
T: +44-1484-867701 -- F: +44-1484-867711
You can find more Wesco locations at: https://www.wescoair.com/eng/company/Pages/contacts.aspx