Wallaceburg, Ontario-based AarKel Tool & Die Inc. has acquired Injection Technologies Inc. in Windsor, Ontario, to bolster its capabilities for mold trials and one-stop tooling.
Open since 1990, the acquired company, which now goes by AarKel Injection Technologies, is the Windsor area's oldest injection mold tryout facility, according to its LinkedIn page.
The business houses 16 injection molding machines from 140 tons to 3,500 tons, including multi-shot presses, robotic part extraction, gas assist and gas counter pressure, in a 48,000-square-foot facility, according to the AarKel Injection Technologies website.
The acquired company also has an afternoon shift leader with 30 years of experience and a second operator on the afternoon shift to give customers the flexibility to troubleshoot late into the evening. Tryouts can start as late as 10 p.m., the company says.
The acquisition makes AarKel a leader for mold trials and represents the realization of a vision dating back to 2015, according to its website.
Founded in 1977, AarKel Tool and Die specializes in die cast aluminum and magnesium tooling. With sales of $90 million, the company is the sixth largest mold and tool maker in North America, according to Plastics News data.
"With this acquisition, AarKel has solidified its standing as North America's leading provider of one-stop tooling solutions, catering to the diverse needs of all our customers. This union signifies a significant milestone in our ongoing journey," the online notice says.
AarKel bought another Windsor-area toolmaker, Platinum Tool Technologies Inc., in 2019.