DETROIT — Injection molder Plainfield Cos. has installed new presses to help it launch larger parts. The company, based in Plainfield, Ill., has acquired two injection presses with a clamping force of 400 tons at its 92,000-square-foot molding and stamping plant in Plainfield, said regional sales manager Ronald Narcisi.
Plainfield molds multifunctional switches and other electrical components for the automotive industry. Among its largest customers is Valeo SA, which integrates the switches into its electrical components.
The company invested about $1 million for the new presses, Narcisi said at the SAE World Congress in Detroit. Plainfield moved into its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in 1998. The company also has a plant in El Paso, Texas.
The new presses give the firm a total of 48 at the Plainfield site. The company recorded about $45 million in 1999 sales, Narcisi said.