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Ammex Launches Revamped website

Ammex Plastics Launches Revamped Website

Ammex Plastics, an Echo company, has recently launched their new, revamped website: ammexplastics.com. This site highlights the company’s automotive expertise and design capabilities in an appealing and organized format.  The website also features newly added educational blog section with a focus on technical injection molding and plastics content, as well as what’s new at Ammex and Echo.

Ammex Plastics’ focus rests on tight tolerances for automotive connecting, fastening, and suspension components that meet and surpass strict OEM requirements, which is what the revamped website highlights.

Connecting: One of the trickier parts to create is the barbed hose connector. Residual stresses can warp round parts, like hose connectors, after they are released from the mold. This is the reason early recognition of complicated connector designs is crucial!

Fastening: Ammex Plastics has been tooling up and supplying plastic clips and fasteners for 20 years, has shipped millions of parts, and runs a PPM rate of <2.

Suspension: Ammex is highly experienced in molding complex suspension components, such as: striker caps, spring isolators, and jounce bumper assemblies.

Ammex Plastics, based in Monroe, MI, was founded in 1999, and later acquired by Echo Engineering & Production Supplies, Inc. in 2017. The updated website should make your inquiries and research much easier. The Request a Quote portion of the site allows you to fill out a form and attach a print/drawing of the part to help speed up the quoting process. Ammex Plastics is dedicated to working with you every step of the way and if there are any questions head over to our Contact Us page.

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Echo Engineering Brings $2.4 Million & 60 Jobs to Michigan-Based Location

Indianapolis, Ind., – Echo Engineering is investing $2.4 million into 60+ full-time jobs with additional real estate and automated manufacturing equipment in the recently acquired plastic injection molding facilities in Michigan.

The two facilities, located in Monroe and Frenchtown Township, are expected to grow by 30% in the next year with the support of Echo’s investment and a $210,000 performance-based grant received from the Michigan Business Development Program.

The investment focuses on providing additional operations capacity including injection molding machines with automated robotics, increasing warehouse facility capacity, and growing teams to support the daily operations at the Michigan locations.

“To date, since we made the acquisition, in the first six months we have added 21 full-time positions, and we have already invested more than $1.0 million.” – Kingdon Offenbacker, CEO

Echo Engineering acquired Ammex Plastics in October 2017 to create additional manufacturing capabilities to its customers. The full-service plastic components manufacturer primarily supports the automotive industry for custom plastic component technologies including clips, mounts, and fittings for fluid routing, fastening, and suspension systems.

The Michigan Business Development Program is part of an incentive program from the Michigan Strategic Fund, and is in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. This program supports local businesses, including manufacturing facilities, by pushing for growth within the state in hopes of creating job opportunities.

Echo Engineering and Production Supplies, Inc. is a design and engineering business that develops and manufactures direct and indirect product. Echo’s Core Solution delivers risk reduction, product development speed, and ultimately a responsive commitment to customers’ design & engineering process, supply chain capacity, and manufacturing process.

Core Product Technologies are focused on Sealing, Connecting, NVH, Fastening, and other customer focused products. Echo is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with additional locations in Monroe, MI; Milpitas, CA; Shanghai, China; and Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Echo Engineering Broadens Capabilities by Acquiring Ammex Plastics

Echo Engineering and Production Supplies, Inc. announced today the recent acquisition of Ammex Plastics, a full-service plastic components manufacturer based in Monroe, MI.

Echo, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, serves world-class companies in diverse industries by providing them with both custom and catalog parts which focus on masking, protecting, and hanging, as well as rubber and plastic OEM components aligning with five core competencies – connecting technology; sealing technology; fastener, clip, and tie technology; housing, class A static and dynamic technology; and NVH management technology.

Echo has experienced exceptional growth over the last decade and looks forward to accelerating this success with a manufacturing facility located in the heart of the automotive industry. Ammex Plastics, located just 40 minutes South of Detroit, is a full-service plastic injection molding supplier primarily serving the automotive industry by manufacturing fluid routing, fastening, interior, and suspension system components – including clips, mounts, fittings, fasteners, isolators, bumpers, and quick connects. Moving forward, Ammex Plastics will operate under Echo’s umbrella, as Echo Engineering and Production Supplies, Inc. DBA Ammex Plastics.

Echo’s product offerings are expansive and the industries they serve are diverse. The organization offers solutions that focus on customer needs, ultimately enhancing overall efficiencies, and they are devoted to providing support to their customers from design to implementation.

“Ammex Plastics sets the bar when it comes to providing quality components, ensuring peace of mind for their customers resulting in an unprecedented customer retention rate.  This has always been and will continue to be a key success factor.” – Kingdon Offenbacker, CEO.

Echo is committed to taking the time to understand what role a component plays in the user’s manufacturing process – building partnerships and changing expectations is, at its core, what The Echo Way is all about.

Ammex is recognized for producing quality products that align seamlessly with Echo’s core business strategy. Echo’s extensive resources, coupled with Ammex’s domestic injection molding capabilities, will allow Echo to expand both its product offerings and its customer base, as well as their market share within the automotive plastics industry. (AND/OR a quote here from Kingdon about being excited about what Ammex can add to our ability to serve our customers.) Acquiring Ammex Plastics is an investment Echo is excited to make in order to broaden their ability to deliver peace of mind to their customers – another imperative aspect of The Echo Way.

About Ammex Plastics

Founded in 1999 and located in Monroe, Mich., Ammex Plastics, LLC is an ISO 16949/TS 16949:2009 registered full-service manufacturer of custom plastic components. Ammex Plastics has two Monroe facilities, one production facility and one warehouse, each with more than 15,000 square feet. The production facility operates 17 presses with 3 additional presses order, and the facilities are supported by 47 full-time employees. Ammex has differentiated itself from competitors by being a customer-oriented injection molding solutions provider, while maintaining topnotch quality of less than 0.5 PPM (parts per million).

Services and Capabilities

Ammex Plastics’ core and secondary operations include the following:

  • Engineering and Product Design

  • Custom Injection Molding (Prototype to Full Production)

  • Insert Molding

  • Assembly

  • Over Molding

  • Hot Stamping

  • Decorating Operations

  • Production Pad Printing

Markets Served and Products Produced

With facilities conveniently located near Detroit, Ammex Plastics primarily serves the automotive/mobility and industrial markets. Ammex mainly produces fluid, fastening, interior, and suspension system components – including clips, mounts, fittings, isolators, bumpers, and quick connects.

About Echo Engineering and Production Supplies, Inc.

Since 1966, Echo Engineering and Production Supplies, Inc. has served world-class companies in diverse industries by providing them with both custom and catalog parts which focus on masking, protecting, and hanging, as well as rubber and plastic OEM components aligning with five core technologies.

Echo has an extensive selection of materials available that meet various performance requirements, and Echo’s operations include multiple stocking locations (Indianapolis, IN; Milpitas, CA; and Guadalajara, Mèxico), in-house converting, and extensive molding capabilities. Echo maintains their 97% customer retention rate by providing strong support in engineering, manufacturing, quality (ISO 9001 certified), and logistics to meet customer requirements and exceed expectations.

Services and Capabilities

Echo Engineering’s core and secondary operations include the following:

  • Engineering and Product Design

  • Injection Molding

  • Compression Molding

  • Transfer Molding

  • Extrusions

  • Over Molding

  • Lathe Cutting

  • Die Cutting

  • Texturing

  • Sub-Assembly

  • Custom Formulation and Mixing

  • In-House and 3rd Party Testing

  • 3D Rapid Prototyping

Markets Served and Products Produced

Echo has a diverse and loyal customer base, serving numerous industries, including automotive/mobility, construction, electronics, fluid power, lighting, marine, metal finishing, and powersport. Echo’s capabilities and product offerings are focused on masking & protecting (tapes, caps, plugs, custom), sealing (gaskets, o-rings, charge port caps), connecting (bellows, boots, air admission hoses, quick connects), managing NVH (grommets, pads, shims), fastening (clips, fasteners), housing (air flow housing, enclosure, light lenses), and class A technologies (engine covers, vanity covers, foot pedals).

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