Big 3 Precision (Centralia, IL) and Creative Blow Mold Tooling (Lee's Summit, MO) have announced the formation of a strategic partnership to create Centers of Excellence (CoE) for the design and manufacture of injection blow and injection stretch blow molds (IBM/ISBM), as well as the design and manufacture of extrusion blow molds.
For more than 40 years, Big 3 Precision Products has focused on the IBM/ISBM marketplace. It has manufacturing and engineering/sales facilities in Millville, NJ; Dearborn, MI; St. Joseph, MO; and Holliston, MA. Capabilities include industrial automation, material handling equipment, metal stamping, general machining, injection blow molds and injection stretch blow mold tooling. The company has CGMP certification for sampling with labs at Centralia, IL, and Millville, NJ. Injection blow mold sampling is available at the Millville and Holliston facilities.
With over 30 years of experience building extrusion blow mold (EBM) tooling, Creative Blow Mold Tooling designs and builds EBM tooling from idea to 3D design engineering and development to superior consumer packaging for some of the largest brand owners in North America. Using Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation technology, Creative can improve mold performance and customers' ROI, while bringing innovative packaging solutions to the marketplace.
Both companies have relationships that process on both platforms and this partnership will allow both companies to better and more broadly serve their respective customer base.
"Creative is an ideal company for Big 3 Precision to partner with because of its outstanding extrusion blow molding capabilities, something that Big 3 Precision has not been supplying to its customers," said Clinton Hyde, Vice President of Sales & Engineering for Big 3 Precision. "Now, through this partnership our customers can also order extrusion blow molds from us and receive the expert engineering and manufacturing that Creative has been providing for 30 years."
The goal of the partnership and the CoE is to help existing customers with speed to market through increased product development and support. Big 3 and Creative also intend to use the CoE concept to help balance engineering and manufacturing capacity, increase efficiencies and further reduce lead times for customers. The partnership will allow customers to source tooling on complementary platforms through a known and trusted business partner. For some customers, access to the CoE will allow them to more quickly and efficiently expand their existing capabilities to other platforms.
Michael Bohning, President of Creative, commented, "Big 3 has an outstanding reputation in the industry, and our customers as well as our team members will benefit greatly from the experience and expertise Big 3 brings to the table. We can offer our customers expanded mold design and manufacturing capabilities as well as reduce lead times through improved capacity management."
As a primary supplier, each company will be able to tap into the CoE for engineering and manufacturing leadership, project management and technical support. The primary supplier will be responsible for program management and manufacturing. The newly formed alliance will be a partnership of the companies' technical capabilities and expertise.