At 40 years old, Tier 2 automotive molder JFJ Mold Processors (Oldcastle, ON) is lean and strong, yet still a tight...
June 21, 2004 by Canadian Plastics
At 40 years old, Tier 2 automotive molder JFJ Mold Processors (Oldcastle, ON) is lean and strong, yet still a tightly-knit family business. Although the automotive molding field can be considered a demanding market, JFJ president John Tamasovics Jr., says the strategic decision to pursue automotive clients has been beneficial. "Our customer base has helped us to change. The stringent automotive requirements have made us a leaner, stronger company."
JFJ is ISO 9002 and QS-9000 certified, employs 75 people and operates 18 molding machines.
As JFJ Mold has grown as a business, so too has its ability to make larger and larger parts. The company began with mid-range injection molding machines, up to 600 tons, but now has machines up to almost 2000 tons. Most are HPM machines, and Tamasovics reports that some have recently been equipped with Engel robots.
John Tamasovics Sr. founded the business in 1964 with two partners. For the first few years, these three were the only employees. JFJ Mold had one injection molding machine, and performed other services such as polishing and benchwork.
JFJ’s business evolved into consumer and automotive molding, plus mold tryouts. A few years ago, a decision was made focus on automotive business
The two other partners have since retired or exited the business. Tamasovics Sr. retired three years ago, leaving his son and two daughters to run the company.
The secret to the company’s success has been surrounding ourselves with a very dedicated and committed crew, says Tamasovics. "We are what we say – Quality products from quality people."