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Providing diverse manufacturing capabilities -- with services from mold design through finished sub-assemblies -- has enabled All-Rite Industries to triple its size in under five years.

PlasticsToday Staff

August 7, 2014

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All-Rite Industries triples size within five years

Providing diverse manufacturing capabilities -- with services from mold design through finished sub-assemblies -- has enabled All-Rite Industries to triple its size in under five years.

In operation since 1947, All-Rite Industries (owned and operated by Ed Bilik) started as a manufacturer of spring coiling and wire forms. Since inception, the company has continuously expanded capabilities and added new processes to meet the changing needs of its customers. In 1990, the business moved to its current location in Lake Zurich, IL, allowing expansion of both the company and its range of services, including the addition of standard injection molding, as well as insert and over-molding.

"We added standard injection molding and over-molding to our capabilities about 15 years ago," said Operations Manager Mark Andreasik. "As a company we work to continually develop our services to better assist our customers. We saw adding injection molding as a very positive step to our growth."

The company currently runs 15 injection molding machines ranging in size from 55 to 400 US tons, including both horizontal and vertical rotary presses. All machines are equipped with robots, placing finished parts onto conveyors and runners to regrind stations. All-Rite specializes in precision tooling for both short-run prototypes and high volume production, processing a wide range of both commercial and engineering grades of resin including non rigid PVC, nylon, ABS, TPU and various grades of polypropylene. 

AllRite_victory240_0.jpegThe growth continues with All-Rite's recent expansion of its injection molding operations to include two new Engel 240 victory spex machines. The new machines were purchased to meet increased capacity requirements of two new automotive programs consisting of more than 20 different molded parts.

"Our Engel salesperson worked very closely with us to make sure the new machines were perfectly specified to meet the needs of these new programs," states Tony Baldassone, plant manager for All-Rite Industries. "The machines are giving us the high performance and quality output we have come to expect from our Engels."

All-Rite Industries made the change to Engel equipment over nine years ago when looking to add machinery for some new automotive over-molding business. The project -- assist handles for the Toyota Tundra -- required a reliable, high quality machine to meet high production volume requirements while producing high quality finished parts. Research lead them to choose an Engel rotary press, and when production volumes for the project increased, the quality and reliability of its first Engel machine, as well as the machine controller, had them adding a second identical machine.

All-Rite's staff of almost 70 serves the automotive, military, aerospace, medical and electrical industries. They utilize high precision production equipment to produce ISO/TS16949 level quality parts and sub-assemblies, with production capabilities ranging from pre-production samples to multi-million piece production runs.

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