Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Worth the Wait

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile! Things have been quite busy at Crown Premiums lately. We are excited about the programs that we are working on together with our customers and can't wait to share them with you. If your company needs assistance with putting together a successful promotional program, please contact us at info@crownpremiums.com. We do all the work, and you collect the cash while also having a strong, unique promotion.

I am reviewing old newsletters and came across a great article from David Brody, our VP of Operations. Enjoy!

A new die cast replica takes one year to develop from the prototype stage to a delivered product. Why does it take so long?

After we've decided on a new item, gathered all specifications and worked out basic engineering, our China factory is ready to produce a prototype. The prototype is a pattern model that is precisely carved by hand. If the replica has any electronic or integrated chip (known as I.C.) function, that will be part of the prototype. Creation and approval of the prototype, including modifications, takes about two months.

After the prototype is approved and engineering drawings are completed, we start to fabricate the molds. The molds are made of heavy-gauge carbon steel and include die cast (which makes bon steel and include die cast (which make the zinc metal parts) and injection (which makes the plastic parts). Molds could also include metal stamping and dies for extrusions. Molds may produce more tan one part, this is called a "family" mold. For example, all plastic parts that will be chromed plated would be included in one mold. The carving process to fabricate the molds is a combination of hand work and computer automation and takes four months. The factory then tests the molds and assembles the replica samples to check part fit and function. Another month will be spent making final modifications, such as improving the overall fit of all parts and function of moving parts. Included in this final process is a polishing of the molds, which ensures a smooth surface for painting. Much of this work is done by hand.

Once the molds have been completed, we start the three-month production process. The first step is the molding, which for some of our items (such as the pedal cars) can involve over 150 different parts. After molding, the die cast parts go through a multi-stage deburring and polishing. Much of this is done by hand. The plastic parts are molded and the n separated into category by finish, which includes those to be painted, chrome plated, or not finished.

To be continued. . .

Monday, March 22, 2010

1969 Mustang Boss 429 - Only 48 Piece Minimum!

1:24 Diecast 1969 Boss 429
Low Minimums on the 1:24 scale 1969 Mustang Boss 429!

Purchase only 48 Units with your company’s logo. Custom imprint logo on door, trunk, or license plate. FOB Frankfort, IL . Order today for October/November Contact Us for more information. Limited Time Only.
This is a perfect opportunity for you to "test drive" the success of a diecast vehicle promotional program.

In total, there were only 1,358 Mustang Boss 429s manufactured, making it arguably one of the rarest and most valued muscle cars. The Boss 429 came about as a result of NASCAR- Ford wanted to develop a Hemi engine that competed with the famed 426 Hemi From Chrysler. The NASCAR’s rules required that at least 500 cars be fitted with this engine and sold to the general public. Fortunately, it was decided that the Mustang would be the car that would house this new engine.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Crown Premiums Commitment

Crown Premiums Commitment

• In developing replicas/sales premiums, the most important factor is that the premium has a HIGH PERCEIVED VALUEto the Snap-on customer. All Crown Premiums products promote that fundamental value.

• All products are 100% guaranteed for defects, happiness, and workmanship. We replace and don’t ask for product back. Guarantee covers product damage caused by carrier. All products have the guarantee in the box with our 800 number. Customer calls Crown direct or the clients 800 number. Web address is also on the guarantee card. Toll free number 1-800-315-6598.

• All programs will be supported through free sales brochures.

• Attractive four-color cartons package all Crown Premiums merchandise.

Brian O’Hara, President or David Brody, Vice President are available to meet with customers to help develop and present effective programs.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Why buy diecast promotional products from Crown Premiums?

Crown Premiums stands above other Diecast Replica Manufacturers in that we solely focus on working with businesses. We do not sell directly to consumers/collectors. Specializing in the B2B market gives us a unique position in that we are highly knowledgeable in helping companies manufacture unique custom replicas that not only are great promotional tools, but also are PROFITABLE for the companies.

*Who/what are we?...We are product developers and manufacturers of diecast/plastic and polyresin custom projects
* Services we provide: In-house engineering/CAD, model making, mold making. U.S.
and overseas capabilities, advertising/marketing literature/order forms.
* Manufacturing: Totally vertically integrated: Engineering to production

Friday, February 19, 2010

1937 Wayne 60 Gas Pump Diecast Model Display Case

On a blog post from a few weeks ago, David blogged about how our 1-2 display gas pumps are manufacturered. This month, Crown has been delivering these 1-2 display gas pumps to Snap-on Tools Franchisees. If you haven't already, go to our Snap on Collectibles page to see what Crown Premiums is manufacturing for them- there are several products out this month and in the next couple months to help them celebrate their 90th Anniversary.

Crown Premiums has assisted several companies with celebrating their anniversaries since for the past three decades. Diecast car models and Display cases are great promotional items to consider during these celebrations because they are of high quality, value, and collectible. Examples of items to consider for 2010 and 2011 are:

Also, you may want to consider a custom replica. Crown Premiums can manufacture an exact replica to your specifications. For example, we can replicate a product that represents your company's brand.

Monday, February 15, 2010

And a winner of our Diecast Car Giveaway has I been chosen. . .

Congrats to Missy . . . one of our Facebook Fans! As I stated last week, I was going to randomly chose a Facebook Fan to win a 1:24 diecast Crown Premiums Car.

FYI. . . how I chose Missy: I went to: http://www.randomnumbergenerator.com/default.asp that randomly generated a number between 1 and 65. The number 6 was selected. She was the number 6 fan on my page (when I viewed it last. . . the order of the fans changes with each viewing).

Thanks to everyone! I plan on having more giveaways in the future... so please invite your friends to become Crown Premium Fans!