Weiss-Aug Co. Inc. plans to continue boosting its insert molding capacity this year as part of an aggressive expansion plan.
The East Hanover, N.J., firm will add three more reel-to-reel and insert injection molding presses by midyear, according to marketing manager Jim Jock.
Last year, the company added two 55-ton Engel vertical machines and a 60-ton vertical-clamp rotary Engel press, at a cost of about $600,000, Jock said in a telephone interview.
Jock said his firm will rely on insert molding as a big part of its planned sales expansion. Weiss-Aug's sales now total about $25 million a year, including high-precision metal stampings, some of which it uses in its insert molding operation.
Company owner and President Peter Dieterweissenrieder wants to double sales in five years.
Weiss-Aug runs 20 presses with clamping forces of 28-170 tons and with an average age of 21/2 years. It molds engineering resins such as liquid crystal polymer, glass-filled nylon and polyetherimide onto metal components for automotive, computer, electronic and disposable medical products.
Jock said his firm has ordered Nissei 40- and 60-ton reel-to-reel insert molding presses and another 60-ton Engel vertical-clamp rotary press.
Weiss-Aug also has invested heavily in computerized process controls and robotics in its focus on precision miniature components and assemblies.
Weiss-Aug employs about 180 at its 100,000-square-foot plant. The company was established in 1972.