Posted on 05-17-2022
New presses and equipment will be installed across three Viking Plastics facilities in the United States.
May 17, 2022 – Viking Plastics, a leading injection molding and value-added assembly service provider to the automotive, appliance, industrial, and construction markets, is excited to announce they are adding capacity due to customer growth.
Since the start of the year, the company has ordered eight new injection molding machines, ranging from 197T to 618T and added many new employees, in various positions, to manage growth. Additionally, a host of secondary and support equipment has also been purchased to support the new presses.
The expansion is to accommodate an increase in demands from customers in the automotive, appliance, and construction markets, but also to enhance the company’s ongoing efforts of continuous improvement. With the new machines, the company will see an increase in productivity and efficiency, as well as an improvement in product quality. Viking has averaged 0.50 PPM defective rate over the past 3 years.
“Viking Plastics continues to invest in new equipment to support the auto industry transition into electrified vehicles and our continued growth in the HVAC market,” said President/CEO Kelly Goodsel. “I’m extremely proud of the Viking Plastics team for their hard work and dedication to support this expansion. It takes a hundreds of individuals focused on the customer and great quality when it comes to growing operations and meeting customer demands, and the Viking Plastics team is one of the best.”
The company anticipates continued growth and plans to purchase additional machines by end of 2022 and into 2023.
About Viking Plastics
Founded in 1972, Viking Plastics is a privately held company delivering innovative products including sealing solutions, custom injection molding, assembly, and post-molding secondary services. Viking Plastics’ multiple facilities (US, China, and Brazil) house over 100 molding machines, with capabilities spanning the range from 50- to 1,800-ton injection molding, as well as capabilities including 2-shot, insert molding, value-added assemblies and automated assembly cells. Viking Plastics is IATF 16949:2016, ISO 14002:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certified.
Viking Plastics has established a culture of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement, holding daily drumbeat meetings that help every employee think like a process engineer.
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