Innovative Solutions

Solving Challenges

We firmly believe at Frontier Electric that the fastest way to earn a customer’s business is to solve a problem or help them with a challenging application. In order to do this we make sure we are constantly engaging our customers with new products and solutions that come our way on a regular basis. Too many times the question we hear is “What can we help you with today?” The question we want to ask our customers is “Do you have a problem we can help you solve today?” So then the question is….What problem can we help you solve today?

Cost-Saving Solutions

Improving Profitability

The team at Frontier Electric is always looking for ways to help our customers improve their profitability. We know that is a sure fire way to get and maintain our customers over the long haul. Long lasting and solid customer relationships cannot be built on price alone; we must find ways to create a value package that our customers appreciate. So whether it is a customized shipping schedule or customized packaging solutions or a VMI program these are just a few of the things Frontier Electric can help with in order to improve your profitability.

What We Offer

Value Added Services

custom kitting icon

Packaging Solutions

Frontier Electric can meet any of your custom packaging requirements. We can supply both internal and external customized labels to aid in the receiving of our shipments. We can also provide your customer specific part numbers on all correspondence from packing slips and invoices as well as on each individual part. If you have a specific packaging request we can help.

Cabling & Wire Cutting logo

Cable & Wire Cutting

Need specific cut lengths on your wire and cable? We can help. Need custom reel sizes or reel material? We can help. Need custom wire colors or stripping? We can help. Look to us to provide the cable solution that best fits your needs.

Vendor Managed Inventory icon

Vendor Managed Inventory

Our Inventory management solutions will help you save time and money. Let Frontier take control of your required inventory levels so that parts are available when you need them. Wither it’s stocking in our warehouse or keeping a count in yours let Frontier take control so that your team can get back to selling & producing the solutions you need.

Custom Assemblies icon

Custom Assemblies

Let Frontier Electric help you design, layout, label and build the assemblies you need. Our layout and design capabilities with our suppliers products can help you reduce cost and save time in part specification and labor. Please ask how we can help you on any current or future terminal rail projects.

Marking & Engraving icon

Marking & Engraving

Whether it is custom nameplates, internal panel labels or external machine labels Frontier Electric can help. We have a full library of labels that may be required in today’s global business environment. So if it needs to identified or marked we can help provide a solution for all of your identification needs.

Custom kitting icon

Custom Kitting

Frontier Electric specializes in providing exceptional custom kitting services tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. With a commitment to quality and efficiency, Frontier Electric ensures that their custom kitting solutions streamline operations, enhance productivity, and optimize resource utilization for a wide range of electrical projects.

Case Studies

Success Stories

Our Indiana salesman brought the Thomas & Betts mobile solutions vehicle to an Industrial / Portable Air Compressor customer in northwest Indiana for hands on demonstration of the product and tooling. They were happy with both product quality and the tooling and support that they decided to go with T&B for all their connector needs. The customers Engineering and Production team appreciated the training and learned valuable information on crimping connections and philosophies hands on with the Tooling and product onsite. Since the training and demonstrations we have supplied them with a 100 bin rack for organizing their T&B product and also supplied them the proper tooling for these parts. We manage the inventory on their rack so that the product does not fall below their required minimum quantities.

A major paper printing equipment manufacturer was looking to increase productivity in the electrical assembly group and asked for our help.  One area we found that was in need of an upgrade was how they currently marked and identified their terminal blocks.  We brought in the terminal block specialist from ABB and we presented the new AMS500 printer system to them.  The system will print any major manufacturers terminal block labels which was a great selling tool for this customer. While they have standardized on ABB terminal blocks they do have applications where customers require them to use other manufacturer’s products.  So we have given them flexibility when they need it but have also reduced standard marking costs and labor by 50%.

A large plastic injection molding company asked for our help on improving there large AC drives systems.  They were having difficulty with wiring and terminations with the drive cable they were using.  It was not flexible enough in the tight spaces they have and it was taking their assemble people to long to install.  We presented the new Lutze Driveflex cable that solved both of their problems.  The Driveflex cable offered a much higher bend radius which means they can stay with their current enclosure design.  The Driveflex has a specially formulated jacket for improved oil resistance as well as an “easy strip design” which helped decrease installation time by 25%.

A packing equipment manufacturer in Indiana was receiving equipment that they integrate into their package from overseas, including the controls and automation.  The code was written by a third party and in a foreign language which caused them issues in support and customization.  We worked with Eaton to offer a local solution for the controls on the machines.  We worked with Eaton to offer training on the product and programming to their engineers.  They are now writing and customizing their own code for the automation products for the items that they buy from us.

We can and do work closely with our customers who like to do transactions via company portals. We have several customers that use this practice and on a daily basis we retrieve orders, confirm back orders and update delivery dates; which in turn gives us high ratings in on-time delivery. The practice of using customer portals benefits our customers greatly. Not only does it make doing business with us easy but it also improves delivery dates on sales orders.

A process cooling manufacturer out of Rockford was ordering AC drives and it was taking them quite some time to program them. They presented this issue to us and we provided a programing solution. We now program all of their ABB AC drives before shipping them which saves them a lot of valuable time.

One of our system integration customers have been buying disconnects from us for a few years. When purchasing a complete disconnect solution there are several part numbers that need to be ordered. We have developed a system of kitted disconnect part numbers so they only need to purchase 1 part number which will then provide them with all of the parts they need for a complete disconnect solution. This saves their purchasing agents a lot of time when ordering from Frontier.

Have A Complex Custom Project That Requires Engineering Expertise? We Can Help.

Frontier Electric is more than a product distributor; we are a team of informed and dedicated personnel willing to help you solve your unique challenges. It is our goal to help you work smarter and build better.