MedPlast Inc., a Tempe, Ariz.-based manufacturing services company, has completed its structural alignment with United Plastics Group Inc. (UPG) after having bought the company in April this year.
UPG is focused on the manufacture of precision plastic products and various value-added services. The alignment now gives MedPlast 14 manufacturing locations globally, with MedPlast remaining the company brand for healthcare products, and UPG becoming its industrial brand.
“We remain committed to excellence, and continue to cultivate the strengths of each individual entity,” said Harold Faig, CEO of MedPlast. “It is an approach that allows customers to capitalize on our unique industry synergies and solutions that deliver superior return on investment. Each brand retains its focus, delivers industry-leading solutions to its individual customer base, and allows for growth from new business and organically. A recent example of how our strategy works to the benefit of all parties is the major on-shoring business win of the UPG Minneapolis plant.”
UPG’s Minneaplis, Minn., location “won” the business of a significant cell-phone accessory manufacturer from China, which bolsters MedPlast’s bottom line significantly. UPG, which post-merger also is headquartered in Tempe, has additional locations in Houston, Texas; Wales; and two in China.
UPG’s Houston facility is brand new—at 36,000 square feet, the facility has 15 molding presses that, in addition to injection molding, deliver capabilities including automated assembly, pad printing, sonic welding, custom fixture manufacturing.
Operating under the MedPlast brand specifically are nine facilities that concentrate on the healthcare market. In addition to the original five U.S.-based MedPlast operations, these include UPG’s former dedicated healthcare facility and tooling operation in China, another in Mexico, and two in the United States.
MedPlast’s expertise includes injection molding, liquid injection molding, two-shot molding, over molding, insert molding, multi-component molding, extrusion, blow molding, injection blow molding, injection stretch blow molding, silicone extrusion, compression and transfer molding, and precision mold making.
In addition, MedPlast offers complete solutions for processing elastomeric and silicone materials, as well as value-added capabilities such as partial- and full-assembly, contract sterilization, lab services, and global supply chain and logistics management.
MedPlast and United Plastics Group Align to Create Two Distinct Brands
Published November 8, 2012
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