Rising to the occasion by tackling Alpha’s high-stakes production challenges


Alpha‘s high-paced production needs place high demands on Wesgar to ensure success down the chain. 


From the moment an order is triggered by Alpha, it requires a lead time of a maximum of three days, and additionally, because of space limitations at the destination, it requires up to three deliveries per day. All this is to meet the obligations Alpha has made to its customers. Additionally, there is a continuous need for competitive pricing with various quantity breaks and superior quality.

Wesgar custom sheet metal power supply rack

“Wesgar’s ability to handle the entire manufacturing process under one roof and for a wide range of products is a significant benefit that accelerates production timelines.”

—Purchasing Manager, Alpha Technologies Ltd.

Wesgar Solution
  • Accelerated prototype builds to meet tight deadlines
  • Designed a dedicated fabrication line, including a high-volume robotic welding jig
  • Introduced fabrication of bus bars and sheet metal products to improve production run times
  • Level-loaded production to accommodate spikes in demand
  • Introduced a Kanban program that reduced lead time to 2-3 days from order trigger and provided a three-hour lead time for up to three deliveries per day of up to 20 units per draw, which allowed Alpha to utilize space at its facility for production rather than storage
  • Offered constant prices with various quantity breaks
  • Delivered .002” tolerance machined rack mount holes, robot welded to Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) standards, and seismic-rated parts.


About Alpha Technologies

Alpha Technologies is an established leader in power solutions for the telecom, cable-broadband, traffic, security, industrial, and renewable energy industries.


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About Wesgar

Wesgar is the fastest-growing one-stop-shop precision sheet metal fabricator and the largest producer of high-mix, variable-volume products in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

From its world-class 100,000 square foot plant, located in Port Coquitlam, more than 200 fabrication specialists, engineers, metal technologists, and quality control professionals operate round-the-clock as a cohesive team to expertly manage the reliable delivery of thousands of quality components and assemblies—crafted in light gauge steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and copper.

Specialists in serving a growing range of industries, including energy storage and backup power systems, power distribution, telecommunications, commercial electronics, medical, OEMs, and more, Wesgar customers value its wide range of innovative services tailored to mitigate supply chain disruptions and deliver exceptional quality, precision, operational innovation, unbeatable value, and personalized service.

Wesgar specializes in the delivery of unrivalled responsiveness, collaborative engineering, and a flexible approach to ensuring components and assemblies arrive precisely when needed.