Despite the "bigger is better" philosophy that has fueled the consolidation of automotive suppliers, sometimes it isn't enough to be big. Even major global suppliers are starting to spin off or sell business units that lack economies of scale, especially if those divisions produce electronics.
In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.
Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.