Kitting (a set or collection of tools, supplies, instructional matter, etc., for a specific purpose: a first-aid kit; a sales kit.) 

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What is Kitting?

A kit is a set or collection of tools, supplies, or other equipment put together for a dedicated purpose. The kitting process allows a set of tools specific to a process to be stored all in one place and organized with a foam shadow board to enable quicker processing times and intuitive inventory management.

For manufacturing companies or in warehouse kitting, this inventory management technique enables visual storage and faster production and assembly lines. The kitting process offers a streamlined layout with 5S and lean storage and organization techniques perfect for manufacturing companies.

By creating a customized kit with Shark-Co, you can equip your staff with everything they need to make their process more efficient. Kitting allows your team to keep all necessary components together during assembly and dis-assembly. With the visual display offered by two-toned foam shadow boards in a kit, training of new staff members is simplified by aligning with process sheets.

Shark-Co Manufacturing provides custom foam kitting to create the ideal organizer in mobile form. A kit provides you with quick access and visual identification of all your necessary tools, parts, or other related components in one place and even on the go.

Our custom foam kits are the perfect fit for manufacturers and many other industries by providing an immediate assessment of all units, inventory control of parts for assembly, and an organized storage solution.

With unbeatable kitting organization, our custom foam solutions are created to be tough and durable, able to withstand years of use in any environment. Shark-Co’s one-of-a-kind foam creations enable you to implement the kitting process in your unique setting to encourage productivity and efficiency.

Shark-Co Foam

Our durable inserts use high-quality, heat-treated foam to deliver customized, secure kitting that fits your needs.

Shark-Co foam is manufactured in the USA and meets all federal specifications. Using our distinctive cross-linked and closed-cell polyethylene foam, we create products that are resistant to:

  • Heat & Water
  • Mildew
  • Odors, Stains, & Tears
  • Harsh chemicals & lubricants

With dense yet lightweight foam, our protective kits can withstand any environment. Shark-Co’s foam products also come in a range of weights, from 4 lb to 15 lbs, that provide a variety of storage and safety capabilities to protect your individual assets.

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jasons toolbox with kitting

Kitting Benefits

As an organizational solution, kitting is a winning process if your goal is to increase efficiency, safety, and productivity in any environment. Using kitting allows your company to increase profits while minimizing expenses with less waste and a streamlined workplace.

Kitting has been shown to increase customer satisfaction because it enables faster shipping and optimizes the fulfillment process. With increased warehouse efficiency, you can save time and money in an inventory audit, lower labor costs, and increase product sales.

Kitting allows for inventory control measures, leading to increased accuracy and efficiency. Using a kit enables your team to easily see when a piece is missing and needs to be replaced. Increase safety and preparedness by working with a kit to ensure that everything is in its place.

In a foam kit, your items are protected in transit or on the floor. Shark-Co uses a CNC milling process to create precisely fitted foam inserts for kitting that will securely hold all your components and parts so your kit is tailored to your unique needs.

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Kitting Applications

Kitting can be utilized in a variety of applications to increase efficiency, safety, and organization.

  • For order fulfillment, kitting is the perfect solution for shipping and e-commerce by allowing you to use less packaging materials for related items.
  • In a warehouse or manufacturing environment, kitting allows you to use 5S and lean techniques to streamline your process.
  • >In the automotive field, your team’s tools and parts are organized into a kit, ensuring a safe and productive environment.
  • In the aerospace or military industry, a kit can save lives by ensuring no components are left behind to lead to foreign object damage (FOD).
  • In medical applications like EMS, a kit allows staff to store all the materials they need together for quick access and action.

Experience the difference in your workplace when you implement a Shark-Co kitting solution.

Product Specifications

Shark-Co works with you to customize kitting to fit your exact needs. See the Shark-Co difference when you use our products to increase performance, reliability, and safety with kitting.

Size: We can cut foam up to 72 inches in length by 48 inches in width, with up to 4 inch thick solid bun stock. Our foam can also be layered in order to provide cushioning for large items with varying depths.

Accuracy: Every part is carefully scanned with 3D imaging and drawn to its exact shape in multiple perspectives to ensure proper fit every time. We also design contoured edges and added grip slots for easy access.

Standard Color Combo: Our custom foam kitting features our standard colors, red, blue, gray, and yellow, for immediate production. More color options are available to match your brand and create a truly custom color combination, although some color and quantity limitations may apply.

Extra Options: We also provide laser-etched inventory control codes, laser-etched identification tags, and laser-etched customer logos on each kit.

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Get In Touch

Shark-Co Manufacturing

1231 Indianapolis Avenue

Lebanon, IN 46052

General Industry – 317-670-6397

Firearms/Law Enforcement – 317-670-6397

EMS/FIRE Industry – 317-750-5369

Seahorse, Gemstar, SKB Cases – 317-750-5369

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