StackTeck Systems Ltd., a global manufacturer of multi-cavity, high-volume production moulds, has made important additions to their plant manufacturing capabilities, and has spent approximately $7 million USD in capital equipment since the beginning of the pandemic.
Lou Dimaulo, StackTeck’s Senior Vice President of Manufacturing stated: “StackTeck never sleeps, we have gone through a carefully planned reorganisation in our manufacturing facilities, and we are now averaging close to 400,000 machining hours per year operating with 3 different shifts to support our continuous growth. When it comes to high-speed milling alone, we are now at 2200 hours a week which is 7 times more than what we were doing 10 years ago. Our success in the mould making industry has been based on strategic planning of dedicated bays throughout our moulding and testing facilities. We now have dedicated areas that focus on different processes such as: plate line, high speed milling, EDM, prototyping, repairs, assembly, etc. Improved productivity has been a major focus of our business over the last decade, allowing us to support our customers in their drive to market with new precision products.”
While continuing to invest in mould-making capacity, StackTeck is also taking on significant initiatives for their Automation business. According to Vince Travaglini, President and CEO, “We are investing in the new StackTeck Automation business while building the team and enhancing our design capabilities for FastTrack deliveries. Given the uncertainty in the component supply chain right now, we are pre-building robots in support of our aggressive lead times for the primary robot size that works with injection machines from 300T to 600T in size. It’s a significant investment, and a bit of a leap in faith, however so far we’ve never built a robot that didn’t sell very quickly.”