There are few companies in the world that can boast almost two hundred years of history. There are very few industries that have survived both the industrial revolution and the internet revolution. Some businesses run their course and they are just no longer useful, so they change shape or they shut down. That said, if you can work with a company that has a long history, you are more likely to work with a company that has deep cultural ties and integrity.
Heritage Equates Strength
Heritage is the legacy left to us by those who came before. Companies that have a rich heritage have survived generations, they have deep roots that sustain them even in tough economic times. Working with these companies means working with companies that are more stable and are less likely to fold or to be swayed by trends. Why is this good for you? Especially when it comes to the world of high purity metals, metal powders, inoculants, and alloys, you’ll be able to find a company that innovates, without those innovations shaking the core of the business.
A Long History of Integrity
Companies can only survive for nearly two hundred years if they are operate with integrity. Those that take advantage of their clients or customers are eventually found out and the public no longer trusts them, making it impossible to continue to make any money. When a company has a long history, those that use that company will be able to see a long track record of excellence and integrity, and will therefore be better able to trust that company with their money.
Traditions Make a Better Business
Part of working with a company that has a long history is benefitting from the traditions that are built into that company over its generations of operation. Historical companies are more likely to have traditions that benefit their customers or clients, like better customer service and a concern for their reputation—not just because reputation is everything in business, but also because the reputation is not just theirs, it belongs to all of the owners and operators that have come before.
The longer the track record is, the safer that company is to work with. It means experience, dedication, and a solid reputation.