The Fourth Decade

1976:

 

 

 

 

 

The first step into the precision tool making business was taken when Mr. Anant Sophonanantkij was challenged to produce an integral part in the 35 mm. movie projector. Such part was required to be very precisely at the rate of 0.01 mm. in order to produce a magnifying ability of 700 times, to ascertain the stillness and clearness of the projected pictures on the 25-meter screen without any undesirable picture-shaking effect. With low cost production using only two manual lathes and some other basic crafting instrument teamed up with the strong effort and intelligence in lieu of high technical facility, the work had been completed with flying colors. The story and work concept has been an inspiration for A.L.K. in the later time.

1990:

 

 

 

The manufacturing location was changed and the name was re-invented to be “A.L.K. Precision Work Company Limited”. The aim for the changes was to prepare itself for the changing direction of its business toward the custom-ordered precision tool making. The new place was more expansive and three computer-controlled machines (Computer Numerical Control-CNC) were brought in for the use in the production process. Therefore, the products were manufactured with higher standard and more consistency.

1995:

 

 

The company was contacted to jointly collaborate with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). All of our technological promotion programs were best supported by and responded from the agency. The production capacity assisting by the use of developed technology were bettered and yielded good results.

1997:

 

 

Adopted the ISO 9000 Quality Management System to further improve the effectiveness of the administration. The company was then certified in 1998 and later ISO 9001:2000 standard in the year 2000 and became the first company of its kind in Thailand who received this certification.

2003:

 

 The company was selected by NSTDA as an example of on-going development promoter and was awarded with “Technology –Enhancing Developer” prize later on.

2004:

 

Set up in house Calibration Lab under the name “ A.L.K. Calibration Laboratory Company Limited” to support the upgrading standard of the manufacturing of high precision tools.

2006:

 

 

 

Expanded the scope of services to include designing, testing and improving product quality of Cutting, Measuring and Calibration categories including another categories ( specific items). A.L.K. Calibration received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard certification on dimensional calibration from Thai Industrial Standards Institute, Ministry of Industry. The calibration precision is traceable to the international standard. The service is available to support our customers.

2007:


 

Successful in manufacturing and control of the precision of products at 1 µm : 50mm., with stability of </= 0.5 µm annually. We are the first company in Thailand who can do this. We were awarded “ Best iTAP Partnership Award” for the consistent support of the iTAP projects in technology development, promotion activities and all its Industrial Technology Assistance Programs

Quality Statement

        In the industrial sector, all manufacturers refer to the customers' drawings as a norm for purchasing ans selling proposals and for the production activities. Such condition is exploited in the production process and QC although those drawings are not checked and are not improved or corrected by the manufacturers at all. For A.L.K., our quality standard is not limited to the tangible framework. It also includes the work ethic and the way we treat our customers. Some unknown technical information, some obscure specifications and the expectation of the customers for our finished products are dealt with professionally. We place ourselves as an international standard company who produces only the internationally product type. 

More than 75 percents of our customers who asked us to produce consuming products for them requested for a product that can last even longer than the orifinal ones. As a result, the information research and specifications review with the customers in the preliminary stage is required. More than 90 percents of the drawings we have received must pass the re-design and drawing improvement process to obtain a new set of better specifications to meet our standard of quality. We have gone through all these since such drawings are needed to be referred to in the production stage. Hence, the finished tools coming out are fit for work and within the acceptable criterions we have set.

           All in all, the specifications in the paper given to us will be transformed and materialized into such products with far greater quality than those original specifications themselves.

Warranty & Services

           In our view, the customers are our partners. Our scope of responsibilities encompasses the customers' success. We always have confidence that our final work coming out is a complete satisfaction. Such achievement shall derive from our well and fully preparation and fine arrangement in every process. We regard the thoroughly well-prepared arrangement as the halfway to our success. Therefore, we tend to every painstaking detail from the basic.

           We do a complete investigation and research to the root or look into all the detailed background in order to derive the main and essential information that is sufficient for us to start our improvement and re-design of the original products. As a result, we can eliminate all the designing flaws and finally upgrade the products. We emphasize on the importance of the design and production process.

           The corresponding machines with cohesive qualifications that will affect positively to the products' quality are carefully picked and used. Every element is thoughtfully chosen to best fit for the production and quality testing. We utilize the collective information gathered from our experiences in all levels whenever  it is applicable to the specific type and characteristic of work at hand . We have abundant of expertise   human resources.  Our   team is specialized in a particular subject on a particular type of product. The fastness  and  accuracy in   searching  or  retrieving  the information from  the  electronic and background detail  investigation   by the used of  a  software specially designed to suit  A.L.K. working   need are  the reasons for our achievement and that reflects in the way we warrant our products.

            As a good producer of tools for upstream manufacturers who has been  supporting the growth of the manufacturing industry for delivering products to the Thai society for more than 20 years. Our successful history is a result of the honesty and sincerity we have committed to our customers and the other concerned parties. We are a supporter of the industry so as it is growing with the society. For the reason, we have our policy and company mission to continue our development so as A.L.K. will always be excellent in the production and service-provision of the customized precision instrument. We also intend to keep this excellence status and the good governance as long as possible.

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