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).