In manufacturing, there is typically a hard line drawn between custom and high volume. They have little in common and different mantras.
PlastiCert has two distinct business models operating together underneath its roof. The first is a mold design center where each new customer part means conceiving, designing, and building a one-of-a-kind mold. The other business model is an injection molding floor where injection presses (use those molds) to push out thousands upon thousands of the same part.
The prior engineering effort is about making one. The latter engineering effort is about making thousands. Fortunately for our customers, the two work together to devise solutions that help our customers meet their product offering needs.
The products can be extremely diverse. They have helped a customer redesign a cast iron frame into engineered composite to drop its weight by over 50% for use in avionics telecommunications.
They also helped a fishing lure manufacturer convert his unbelievably popular lure from wood into composite to keep up with increasing demand.
Both duplicated their original functionality, one keeps people alive, the other keeps people happy.
All in a day’s work for a company that founded by an engineer, and now run by them. Three of the four top management positions at PlastiCert are engineers. The President and owner is an engineer, the Mold Shop Manager is an engineer, and the Operations head is an engineer. PlastiCert left Finance and HR to the non-technical head in the bunch.
Even though the mold design center and the injection-molding floor have entirely different mantras, at PlastiCert they operate as one to service our customers with the technology they require to meet their goals. That is what a service provider is all about. How does your mold shop and injection molder manage things? See any finger pointing going on?
If you do, give us a call. Our team knows their skills feed the primary goal of getting you the composite components you need to satisfy your customers.