About Injection Works
Our past helps define us, and guides us toward a better tomorrow.
Eptech Incorporated as a Pennsylvania S-Corporation, and began operations in a 2,500 sf flex light-industrial unit with a single Boy 55 ton molding machine
Purchased two additional Boy molding machines to respond to growing customer demands
Responding to ever-increasing customer base and individual customer sales growth, the company expanded by leasing a total of 5 individual flex space units, and purchased 10 additional new molding machines ranging from 55 to 220 ton. By the closing days of 1996, it was clear to us that we needed a new, unified production facility in order to continue to serve our customers with a more efficient process and production environment.
Completed acquisition of A.L. Hyde Molding Division from the Danaher Corporation, an international holding company that owns a wide variety of well-known industrial product companies such as Fluke, Anderson Instrument and Deltran.
Re-located core Eptech operations from Warminster PA facilities as well as assets and personnel from the A.L.Hyde Company from Grenloch, NJ to our current 46,000 square foot facility in Mount Laurel NJ. With advanced planning, our team succeeded in getting 90% of full operational capacity on line within 12 days of the relocation start date, without delaying any customer delivery obligations.
Purchased additional new 500 ton and 720 ton injection molding machines to satisfy growing customer product demands.
To help large-volume usage customers reduce cost, the company installs a new 80,000# material silo and vacuum distribution system to support our largest machines.
Based on consistently strong customer support, the company purchased our Mount Laurel facility from Liberty Property Trust, a Philadelphia-based REIT. Acquiring our facility provided more latitude to make additional capital investments to further enhance our production and service portfolio offerings to our customers.
To provide more transparent and accessible information to our customers, the company invested in an Enterprise Resource Planning software and hardware system that is designed specifically for custom injection molders. Implementation of this system gave customers immediate, on-line information about the status of their orders 24x7. Customers immediately report that access to real-time data allows them to improve their communications and service levels to their customers.
Purchased the company’s first all-electric molding machine as part of our annual capital reinvestment program. Relying on excellent repeatability and low energy consumption, the all-electric series of molding machines provides customers with more consistent and ultimately, lower-cost product.
Embarked on a significant upgrade to our Quality Department with the addition of new product evaluation assets including a Coordinate Measuring Machine, CNC Vision system and a color spectrophotometer.
Revised all company policies and procedures to reflect current and future operating requirements, and received ISO-9000:2000 registration from the SGS certification company.
With energy conservation and cost reduction in mind, replaced plant-wide lighting fixtures with the latest T-5 flourescent technology, improving color rendition and candle light intensity while decreasing lighting costs by half. Strong, positive customer feedback led to a decision to further commit to all-electric machines and the purchase of two additional 110 ton presses.
Accelerated “Green”, energy-saving initiatives by adding another 310 ton all-electric molding machine and replacing 4 inefficient vintage air compressors with a single variable drive compressor, substantially reducing energy consumption. The resulting savings offset much of the increase in energy costs seen in our region.
Responding to the ongoing shift in communications to greater reliance on electronic formats, the company launched a new website with significantly more content, data access and information to benefit our customers. In conjunction with Search Engine Optimization efforts, the company is re-named Injection Works to assist prospective new customers to identify and contact us to discuss their unique production requirements.
In support of a growing Medical, Cosmetics and Food/Beverage customer base, Injection Works installed new White Room and Class 100,000 Clean Room Molding services to provide for clean and controlled manufacturing environments and protect sensitive product during molding operations.