South Bend, IN – SPI Industries recently took receipt of two Negri Bossi injection molding machines, bringing a total of four Negri Bossi of the company’s 20 molding presses. The first press arrived in February this year with the second arriving in May.
Positioned to not only support the growth of existing customers, but to increase the versatile capacity to serve new customers, SPI acquired the 300 and 500 ton equipment from Negri Bossi based on SPI’s commitment to technical support. Upon installation, the presses are equipped with remote access capability allowing tech support staff to view and exchange processing messages with SPI’s floor technicians. Similarly, technicians can manage machine adjustments from any remote location. This responsive communication increases SPI’s operational efficiencies in order to become more adaptable to customer demands.
Acquisition of the new machines is just one outcome to the organizational improvements at SPI Industries. Beginning the first quarter of 2011, a reconfiguration process of the entire production floor became the focus for operational excellence. The outcome will soon yield a more cellular approach to the manufacturing process. As a result, the enhanced throughput will improve customer response time including an emphasis on in-house added value which was previously outsourced. The SPI value proposition is delivered with a commitment to automation. An automated production facility, driven by the same workforce, provides a solid partnership with SPI customers because parts are produced consistently with repeatable expectations.
SPI Industries is a customer injection molder since 1952 serving freight securement, safety, agricultural, electronics and hand tool markets. Recognizing the diverse nature of customer requirements, SPI markets themselves as a strategic partner with their customers by delivery a unique way of doing business resulting in cross-company integration which supports warehousing, delivery and added value requests.