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  • Here is just one of thousands of examples of how Kele’s custom kitting and tagging services can help streamline your projects from start to finish:


    Case Study – ABC Food Market: 

    The ABC Food Market* is a nationwide chain that is looking to expand by building modern facilities and retrofitting older stores over a five-year span. This expansion and modernization brought concerns of rising utility costs and energy consumption, so ABC Food Market recruited HVAC Contractors Inc. to develop an integrated system that will monitor all power consuming devices in the stores. As an integrator and not a supplier of peripheral controls, HVAC Contractors Inc. immediately recognized the need for a dependable supply chain partner. Kele, a leading supplier in HVAC/R and BAS controls, was chosen to be that partner, because HVAC Contractors Inc. knew they could use Kele’s kitting process in order to maintain and monitor their store kits. 

    First, Kele received a schedule from HVAC Contractors Inc. that showed which ABC Food Market stores were to be integrated within a 12-month period. Each location was designated as “new” or “retrofit,” due to the variation of products between the two. The schedule included the contractor’s name that the KITS would ship to, KIT product numbers; along with the ABC Food Market store number (which was also used as the purchase order number).

    All of the orders were then entered into Kele’s system and were scheduled as future shipments. This integrated schedule was then sent to the Kele custom services team – Kele Precision Manufacturing, the Kele custom panel shop, the Kele warehouse and Kele purchasing. The Kele custom panel shop then built the panels (which included a controller sent by HVAC Contractors Inc.) and tested them for optimal field performance.

    Once completed, the panels were then married to other KITS in the first scheduled ABC Food Market order. The KITS were married together at a designated staging area inside the Kele warehouse. Once the staging area was complete with all KITS and panels collected, they were shrink wrapped on a pallet along with a printed, color-coded checklist of all the KITs that were in that shipment. The pallet was then direct shipped to the installation contractor on-site.

    Once received, the KITS were easily identified by the provided checklist. Instead of having to go from box to box to find every last part and having to figure out where to assemble the different components, the contractor could easily and efficiently unload the already-assembled components and begin the installation process.




    *ABC Food Market and HVAC Contractors Inc. are fictitious names used to represent real companies. These fictitious names were used to keep the real companies’ names and business engagements confidential.