BETHEL, VT – GW Plastics has added two high-speed injection molding machines to their headquarters in Bethel, VT to support a major award of new business by a market-leading Fortune 500 customer. The significant capital investment in two new 240 ton high-speed Netstal molding machines and automation by GW Plastics further expands their capabilities in the high-volume disposable medical device market. This comes right on the heels of multimillion-dollar expansions in its Tucson, Arizona, and Dongguan, China facilities to support its growing medical device molding and contract assembly business.
“The competitive nature of the high-volume medical packaging market requires manufacturers capable of operating high-cavitation molds using reliable high-speed molding machines with automated inline production capabilities running at sub – seven second cycle times. Our commitment to invest in this technology resonates with our customers and supports our plans for future growth in the medical device and consumer packaging markets,” said John Silvia, GW Plastics VP Manufacturing Engineering/Bethel Plant Manager.
This new equipment purchase also means upgrades to GW Plastics’ Bethel, VT facility. The machines will operate in a Class 8 Cleanroom and the production cell will include the installation of high-speed robotics, part handling, end-of-arm tooling, automated packaging, and metrology equipment. The cleanroom will undergo several modifications in order to accommodate the equipment, facilitate part handling, and support the size and weight of the machines. GW Plastics expects to invest over $1,500,000 to support this program.
About GW Plastics:
Since its foundation in 1955, GW Plastics has earned a reputation as a top contract manufacturer serving the world’s most successful companies in the healthcare, automotive safety, and consumer/industrial markets. Specializing in complex injection molded thermoplastic and silicone solutions, GW Plastics excels at close tolerance mold building, precision injection molding, and contract assembly. Core competencies include product development, in-house precision tooling, scientific molding, and automated assembly. With leading-edge technologies, a six sigma quality commitment, and a relentless pursuit of innovation, GW Plastics continues to attract and delight industry-leading customers who seek consistency of ownership, financial stability, a professional leadership team, and a workforce with the experience to deliver on-time and within budget. Headquartered in Bethel, Vermont, the company’s highly standardized ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949 and FDA-registered manufacturing facilities are located in Bethel and Royalton, Vermont; San Antonio, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Querétaro, Mexico; and Dongguan, China. For more information about GW Plastics, Inc., please visit their website at www.GWPlastics.com or contact Anthony Fleszar, GW Plastics North America Sales Manager, at Anthony.Fleszar@GWPlastics.com.
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GW Plastics, Inc.
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