(330)562-5148

Founded: 1980

CEO: Harry Smith

Employees: 97

Press Sizes: 33, 38t - 500t

Square Footage: 50,500

Certification: ISO 9001:2015

Shifts: 24 hours, 3 shifts, 7 days

ERP: IQMS

Automation Plastics operates 33 horizontal injection presses, ranging from 38 to 500 tons, in our 50,000 square foot facility near Cleveland, Ohio. Over the past 10 years, we have placed strong emphasis on new equipment, technology, and processes, including:

Automation Plastics has been a leading producer of thick wall polyethylene components used for natural gas distribution systems for the past 25 years. On the other end of the molding spectrum, we routinely operate fast cycle (less than 4 seconds), high cavitation (up to 128 cavities) molds for consumer packaging applications. Additionally we support a varied customer base in the automotive and industrial markets.

Technology First Strategy

Automation Plastics operates 33 horizontal injection presses, ranging from 38 to 500 tons, in our 50,000 square foot facility near Cleveland, Ohio. Over the past 10 years, we have placed strong emphasis on technology, new equipment, and processes, including:

  • • Purchase of 9 new Niigata all-electric presses in the 200-500 ton class.
  • • Multi-functional robotic work cells integrated with molding operations
  • • In-house design and build of specialized automated assembly and inspection equipment
  • • Onboarding of our first collaborative 6-axis robot, which has been integrated, through a novel modular engineering discipline, within multiple dissimilar product lines
  • • Addition of 2 new Electron Discharge Machine work centers: a Makino U3 Wire EDM and Agie Form 20 Sinker EDM, in addition to our existing Agie Agietron.
  • • Mitutoyo CRYSTA-Apex S776 Coordinate Measuring Machine with scanning ability
  • • Implementation of RJG eDart capability on every press
  • • Transition to electronic training, work guidance, and documentation throughout the facility