Ontario Custom Molder Riding Growth Spurt
The 90s have been very good to Mitchell Plastics. Sales for the Kitchener-based injection molder have grown from about $5 million in 1991 to a projected $35 million for the current year. To accommodat...
The 90s have been very good to Mitchell Plastics. Sales for the Kitchener-based injection molder have grown from about $5 million in 1991 to a projected $35 million for the current year. To accommodate this growth, the company built a new 60,000 sq. ft. plant in 1997, and moved in nine new injection molding machines ranging from 500- to 1500-ton in clamping force. Since then Mitchell has added over 100 new staff. It now has a total of 35 Nissei, Toshiba and Mitsubishi injection molding machines, three plants, 250 employees and, as Mitchell president and owner Murray Ariss notes, 10 acres of land on which to expand further.
Mitchell’s main market is automotive, to which it supplies a variety of interior components, such as instrument panel parts and assemblies, centre clusters, arm rests, door panels and other parts. It is also a supplier to the electronics and business machine industry, a market, says Ariss, they would like to enlarge.
ISO 9002 certified since the mid-90s, the company is now working on obtaining its QS-9000 certification, which it plans to have by the end of this year. It is presently quoting on several new contracts for its major automotive customer, Toyota.