Onspot of North America Inc., the exclusive distributor and manufacturer of the Onspot automatic tire chain system, says it will hold its pricing for new automatic tire chain systems for the fifth year in a row. The last price change was 2004, the company says.
“As volumes have increased, we have worked closely with our suppliers to keep material costs under tight control,” says Patrick Freyer, president of Onspot of North America. “Additionally, the company has invested in several computer-controlled machining centers for our Indiana factory. This allows us to machine several components at one time rather than having one person drill one hole on a Bridgeport machine. This process has the added advantage of extremely close tolerances, thereby providing high-quality pieces in a shorter amount of time. These methods and practices also allowed us to obtain ISO certification with relative ease. Clearly, we are passing these savings on to our customers.”
Onspot says its chains now are offered as a factory-installed option from more than 215 OEMS and are available for retrofit from more than 1,100 dealers throughout North America.