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StackTeck announces plans to increase capacity

StackTeck, a global supplier of multicavity injection molds including stack molds, molds for inmold labeling, and p...


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April 19, 2009 by Canadian Plastics

StackTeck, a global supplier of multicavity injection molds including stack molds, molds for inmold labeling, and packaging, has announced it will invest more than $1.5 million in new machine tools within the next year to increase capacity and improve lead times in its customers’ new product launches.

“We’re delighted to see our customers responding to the ever-increasing range of products and services that we are offering to the industry. We have been fortunate to grow with our customers and have been awarded several multi-mold programs,” said Randy Yakimishyn, president and CEO of the Brampton, On.-based company.

According to Yakimishyn, the company recently installed a Hardinge hard turning lathe, enabling lead time reductions for some key mold components by as much as 20 per cent, and reducing the number of manufacturing steps required. At the same time, new equipment is slated to arrive later this month to add to StackTeck’s high-speed milling capacity, which can cut steel to final dimensions for many precision mold components.

“In the central area of our manufacturing facility, we have created a new area for the hard turning process, and have made space to add several new machine tools,” Yakimishyn added.

In support of these capacity additions, new injection molding machines have been brought into StackTeck’s Technical Service Centre, which now includes 11 test machines from 110-660 tons, to expand mold testing and system integration capabilities.