Nypro Inc. is upgrading and reducing costs in Longmont. The custom injection molder will consolidate three Longmont operations into one and add assembly-cell capability there, said spokesman Al Cotton.
By July, Nypro will occupy a leased facility being built at a cost of about $1 million, Cotton said in a telephone interview.
Nypro Colorado mainly does insert molding for automotive, health-care and electronic markets. It runs 20 presses with clamping forces up to 350 tons. Established in 1995, it employs about 120.
The new, 30,000-square-foot facility will include environmental controls, overhead cranes, robotic parts handling and a range of secondary opertions. It will provide 30 percent more production floor space than Nypro currently has in Longmont.
Russ Steele, general manager of Nypro Colorado, said the firm initially does not plan to add molding capacity when it relocates the Colorado operations.
Nypro said it operates 59 companies in 15 countries. It reported sales of $509.3 million for the year ended June 30.