MONTREAL - New custom injection molder ADA International Plastiques Inc. has diversified into blow molding. ADA President Aslam Khatri said his company purchased Fabriplast Inc., a container and custom blow molder in St. Laurent, Quebec, in early October. ADA began injection molding in Pointe Claire, Quebec, last month, Khatri said in an Oct. 8 interview at Expoplast '96 in Montreal.
``We want to integrate blow molding with injection molding,'' Khatri said.
ADA has six injection presses with clamping forces up to 1,000 tons. Fabriplast has three blow molding machines and is refurbishing a fourth, according to Sylvain Picard, president of the blow molder.
Khatri is targeting electronic, material handling and recycling markets, and he plans to add pharmaceutical molding later. ADA is keen on strategic partnerships and wants to assume responsibilities from design to assembly, so that it is not ``just another custom molder.'' The company has begun an ISO 9000 accreditation program.
Picard said in a telephone interview that he plans to continue as manager of the blow molding business, which he owned with two partners. He and Khatri did not disclose terms of the deal. Fabriplast processes high density polyethylene and PVC. Picard founded the company in 1994. It makes containers for pharmaceutical and cosmetics customers, and toys and various industrial parts.
Khatri said ADA might move the blow molding operation to Pointe Claire, where it is leasing a 44,000-square-foot building. The company also acquired a 27,000-square-foot warehouse in St. Laurent.
ADA has begun electronics molding and is looking for more business in eastern Canada and the United States. It might extend its capabilities with a 1,500-ton injection press. Khatri is aiming for molding sales of C$4 million (US$3 million) in 1997. He and his wife own a majority of ADA and a third investor owns the rest. An affiliated firm produces textiles.
Khatri was vice president of Kaufel Group Ltd. of Montreal, a diverse producer of electrical and electronic equipment. He resigned in January ``to concentrate on plastics.''