Local Business With Global Impact
SUPERB was founded in 1986 with a commitment to enduring business principles: superior craftsmanship, unbeatable value, on-time performance and empowered equitable relationships, driven by a continuous process of refinement and a bottom-up management philosophy.
The founders and majority stockholders of SUPERB have a long history in the manufacturing business—the family has been in the manufacturing business since 1965.
SUPERB, as the name so succinctly states, began with a commitment to doing things better—to exceed customer expectations. This commitment has served as the cornerstone to SUPERB’s success as a high volume producer of precision metal and plastic products and assemblies.
SUPERB had a humble beginning—a small tool room housed in a two-car garage—but with a vision to make a difference in the manufacturing arena. Today SUPERB occupies a modern climate controlled facility with the latest in manufacturing technology. From product conception to an optimized manufacturing process, SUPERB has the human capital and manufacturing technology to produce the high quality products their customers around the world have come to expect.
SUPERB remains committed to its unchanging founding philosophy, but continues to refine its methodology. SUPERB9000, our third party certified proprietary Quality System, combines those principles with ISO9000 standard and the TS16949 technical specification to form a truly superb Quality System.
SUPERB… People, Performance, Products, Price, and Profit
The SUPERB vision is simple: Be SUPERB from beginning to the end; from the
bottom to the top; from the inside out.
A wise sage said: “Where there is no vision the people perish.” Hence, the SUPERB vision begins in the hearts and minds of its people committed to superb performance, which in turn produces superb product at a sustainable price and profit.
To be a company that consistently provides products and services of superior quality to customers in the United States and abroad at equitable prices. To provide stable employment with above average wages and benefits to qualified personnel in the community and a good return on investment for the stockholders.
One of the biggest challenges facing business today is the oxymoronic reality that it must supply goods and services to a customer base demanding more value for its money in a society that ascribes to the philosophy that businesses and educational institutions should be value free.
SUPERB believes that you cannot have one without the other. Value in goods and services flows naturally from, and is the result of, values. Value in goods produced or services provided can only be achieved by organizations that are committed to clearly defined core values.
SUPERB Industries has always been a values based company. In fact, our Foundational Business Philosophy is summed up in six core value statements that spell our name:
Equity, Environment, Empowerment
These core values that form our Foundational Business Philosophy are inseparably connected with our name yet superbly simple to communicate. If one can spell our name, one can remember the values that shape(d) our company:
Superior Quality: SUPERB Industries was founded with a commitment to superior craftsmanship. If we are superior craftsmen, superior quality is the natural result. If our products are of superior quality they become the cornerstone to a sustainable customer base.
Unbeatable Value: SUPERB Industries was founded with a commitment to unbeatable total value, not necessarily the cheapest price. We are committed to providing our customers superior quality products at a reasonable cost backed by service that provides total value unbeatable in the marketplace.
Performance On-Time: A further integral value upon which SUPERB was founded is on-time performance. Superior quality, unbeatable value delivered to the customer, not too early, not too late, rather just in time to meet the customer’s production requirements.
Equity, Environment, Empowerment: SUPERB Industries was founded with a commitment to maintaining equity –honesty, fairness, accountability—in a safe, clean environment, thus fostering empowered dynamic open relationships within our organization and by extension to those we serve—our customers.
Refinement: From the very beginning, SUPERB® Industries maintained, as a foundational value, a policy of continually refining its methodology to improve the products it produced and services it provided.
BottomUp Management: This core value is perhaps the most radical departure from the traditional model. We have taken the traditional corporate organizational chart and turned it upside down, because we believe it graphically illustrates what responsible leadership is about—carrying responsibility. It takes upper management out of its ivory tower and places it at the foundation of the organization.
BottomUp Management calls for leadership by empowerment by “supporting” team members “up” the line, instead of dictating results by coercion and manipulation. BottomUp Management provides a supportive environment where individual innovation and cross-functional teamwork can flourish while at the same time providing the leadership that a team based environment sometimes lacks.
If you evaluate the foundational philosophy upon which SUPERB Industries was founded, we think you will agree that SUPERB is more than just a company—it is a way of doing things.