Injection molder MOS Plastics Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., plans to move in June to a 60,000-square-foot facility it is leasing, with an option to buy, in San Jose, Calif. MOS President Werner Schulz said the move is necessitated by the planned completion of an agreement June 16 for MOS to purchase Hewlett-Packard's Palo Alto, Calif., fabrication center plastics business.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the business nearly will double MOS' ca-pacity.
The move will give MOS almost twice of its current space spread out over three facilities. It also will allow the company to add equipment to accommodate the increased molding.
Schulz said 13 machines from the fabrication center will be installed, bringing to 37 the number operated by MOS. The company's machines have clamping forces of 40-550 tons.
Last year, MOS upgraded its mold-making department by replacing all its older equipment with CNC milling and electric discharge machines.
According to Schulz, the secondary operations will be expanded in the new facility. The company performs heat staking, pad printing and light assembly operations.
MOS, a long-time Hewlett-Packard supplier, makes small to medium-sized parts primarily for the medical, electronics and computer industries. It reported sales of $12.5 million in Plastics News' 1995 North American injection molders' survey.
The company employs 68 and said it plans to add 15 former PAFC employees in June, when the move is complete.