An alliance between R&D/Leverage and Aoki Laboratory America has made R&D/Leverage the North American designer and tool builder for Aoki in the injection stretch blow molding (ISBM) sector.
“We are excited to bring this alliance to our customer base looking for ISBM machinery and tooling sourced from the USA,” stated Mike Stiles, CEO R&D/Leverage. “The alliance will bring improved service for tooling, complete molds, components, and repairs from one domestic source along with the fastest ISBM machine platform while providing tooling that is 100% made in the USA.”
R&D/Leverage also has an Aoki lab test machine on site at its Lee’s Summit, MO, headquarters.
Eiji Nishizawa, President of Aoki, commented: “We at Aoki feel positive that this newly developed alliance will raise the bar and set a new standard in the blow molding industry by providing a vast wealth of knowledge, experience, capabilities, and the technical know-how for our customers to be highly competitive.
“With the introduction of the new Aoki AL series machines combined with the quality, creativity, and craftsmanship of R&D/Leverage tooling, we can jointly bring the ultimate solutions to our customers’ molding needs that far exceed their expectations,” Nishizawa added.
Going forward, customers will be able to contact either R&D/Leverage or Aoki sales offices to discuss products, timelines, and production requirements.