Silicone molder shows strong growth
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In its fifth year of business, liquid silicone injection molder Silcotech North America (Bolton, ON) has emerged fr...
In its fifth year of business, liquid silicone injection molder Silcotech North America (Bolton, ON) has emerged from the tumultuous start-up phase strongly positioned as a technical molder for automotive and medical markets. Sales have grown consistently in the past three years 100% growth in 2001 was followed by 30% growth in 2002 and 20% growth in 2003.
In January 2004 Silcotech was chosen the top business of 2003 by its local business association, the Caledon Chamber of Commerce. Silcotech was presented with a plaque by Dufferin Peel-Wellington-Grey MP Murray Calder, Caledon Mayor Marolyn Morrison and Chamber director Stephen Ryan.
At the opening celebration for Silcotech’s new headquarters in Bolton, ON, last fall, Isolde Boettger said 2003 “was one of the busiest and critical building years for Silcotech. Maintaining growth, resolving staffing needs and building a completely professional environment while not losing touch with each person in the company was and is a challenge.”
Boettger is one of the founding partners of Silcotech North America, along with Michael Maloney, Udo Lange, the founder of Silcotech AG in Switzerland and Holger Lange, president of Silcotech AG.
“One of our goals over the last two years has been to unify the Silcotech name and production sites. Silcotech is now known as a group, and a competent player in the world of silicone molding,” explains Boettger.
Liquid silicone rubber is a two-component liquid system that can be pumped into injection molding machines and then heat cured to produce molded parts. LSR is often used in automotive and medical components, as well as micro-size parts.
In Bolton, Silcotech has 13 injection molding machines, each with automation.