Moldmaking Report: Moldmaker Adjusts to Changing Times
Celebrating its 30th year in business this year, System Moulds has a track record of being able to adapt to changing business conditions and successfully meet customer expectations. Nothing it might h...
Celebrating its 30th year in business this year, System Moulds has a track record of being able to adapt to changing business conditions and successfully meet customer expectations. Nothing it might have gone through in the past, however, has prepared it for the current business climate faced by moldmakers across all of North America.
“We’ve been through the crucible,” says Al Cragg, comptroller. “There’s a lot of competition out there, but we think we have a good game plan.”
The Mississauga, ON-based company has picked up some significant business in Mexico as a result of an association with a large molding firm in Mexico City. The arrangement has resulted in orders from several well-known companies in the personal care and cosmetic industries with operations in Mexico. System Moulds has also expanded its sales force in North America in response to increasing competition.
“You used to be able to get business by word of mouth, but that has sort of evaporated,” Cragg says.
The company was founded by Alfred Zammit in 1973. Under Zammit’s direction, System Moulds built up its technical capabilities and markets. Today under the day-to-day direction of his son, president Ron Zammit, the company has a formidable inventory of moldmaking equipment, including wire EDM machines, 4-axis high-speed CNC milling machines and a 500-tonne injection molding machine for mold testing. The moldmaker’s forte is designing and building molds primarily for the cosmetic and health/personal care markets. It also does a small amount of automotive work.
System Moulds’ long-range business plan is to be around for another 30 years.