Home owners and businesses take pride in the appearance of their environments and trust in their lawn and turf equipment to be an extension of themselves to keep up that appearance. Whether it’s for a homeowner, golf course or sports field, or professional landscape contractor, high-quality grounds maintenance equipment is expected to make their lives easier, more productive, and more sustainable while keeping their outdoors beautiful. As a manufacturer in the industry, you are challenged with pushing innovation in the marketplace while not compromising quality, and yet also being conscious of efficiency in terms of water, fuel, and battery technology.
At Vollrath Manufacturing Services (VMS), we help you solve these challenges by developing high quality components that help improve product efficiency. We form partnerships to deliver highly engineered solutions using our breadth of capabilities including:
At VMS, we form partnerships that deliver solutions for the lawn & garden industry. We solve problems too complex for the typical contract manufacturer while reducing lead times and boosting output.
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We can provide engineering design consulting and a variety of manufacturing capabilities to help you with your new product development.
Lawn & Garden Equipment
In our experience, we’ve partnered with lawn and garden equipment manufacturers to produce a variety of components using our expertise in deep drawing and progressive and transfer die stampings. While working with some of the top lawn and garden companies, some of the components we've created include:
- Control Arms
- Water Fountain Housings
- Motor & Light Housings
Often, we provide value-add processes, such as:
Custom Lawn & Garden Solutions
Our engineers design and build custom components and products. If you’re considering a custom lawn and garden solution, our team will meet with you to determine your needs and guide you through the entire process.
VMS has all the prototype design and validation your project will need. If you don’t have a design or drawing, we can help you create one. If you already have a design, our engineers will review it and identify cost-savings design opportunities and engineer out any potential production issues.
Once the design is finalized, we have the ability to use 3D printers to create prototypes and models to ensure you can see the final product prior to production.
Our experienced tooling engineers can develop custom tooling to your specifications or modify existing stock components to create your part.
Our robust sourcing capabilities give you access to our large network of material suppliers. Our volumes and connections ensure that your material costs start low and stay low.
When it’s time for production, our breadth of capabilities and capacity give us the flexibility to manufacture quality components and products quickly.
Vollrath Manufacturing Services engineers act as an extension of your internal team to help you reduce the barriers and long lead times of typical new product development environments.
Vollrath has experienced electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, tooling and industrial engineers on staff. Think of our team as an extension of yours. We are a resource you can turn to when you need help developing components for continued success.
Right from the beginning, VMS will provide professional project management resources to support your project, solve problems and ensure our team meets your deadlines. All key VMS functions will be available to work with your team.
VMS offers various capabilities at our six Wisconsin-based manufacturing facilities. Our facilities are ISO certified with either ISO 9001 or ISO/TS 16949. We also are knowledgeable about UL, CSA, NSF, ETL and CE standards.
Each of our facilities offers its own manufacturing specialties, allowing us to serve a broad range of industries. Our varied capabilities and extensive capacity allow us to be more resourceful and responsive than most suppliers.
We are an American company manufacturing American-made goods in the country’s heartland. Through our Lean manufacturing team and Continuous Improvement/Kaizen events, we work to eliminate waste in our manufacturing systems. All cardboard used in our plants is recycled as well. For more information on our sustainability efforts, please visit our Sustainability web page.
As a company we care about making the world a better place. We give back to the communities where we work and live. Our employees participate in programs like Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and more. We have also implemented an engineering co-op program as a means to recruit high potential candidates by providing a meaningful and educational work experience in their field of study. Please see our Community Outreach page for more information.