Precision plastic gear manufacturer Enplas (U.S.A.) celebrates 40th anniversary
Anniversary marks four decades of operation in the U.S. for the global Enplas group
MARIETTA, Ga.—Enplas (U.S.A.), a designer and manufacturer of custom plastic gears and mechanical parts based here, recently celebrated four decades of operation.
Enplas (U.S.A.) is part of the global network of Enplas Corporation, a custom injection molding solutions company based in Japan that today operates in 14 countries.
Enplas (U.S.A.) was established in 1980 in Marietta as the Enplas Corporation’s first production site in the U.S. It has since grown to include three plants and 47 molding machines. It provides custom injection-molded plastic gears and other mechanical components to customers in an array of industries including automotive, printers, medical, agriculture, and water management.
Over the past 40 years, Enplas’s manufacturing capability has continually evolved with changing markets to support customers striving to meet world changes with better products. Initially, Enplas (U.S.A.) was established to meet the demand for locally sourced video and audio cassette components such as reels and hubs. As demand for plastic cassette components waned in the 1990s, the company applied its core manufacturing technologies to accurately injection mold round shapes to develop precision plastic gears to be used in sensitive applications such as printers and automotive. As the company evolved, it further developed its plastic gear technologies to adapt to the new ways in which users were interacting with their vehicles, such as electric parking brakes, electric seatbelts, power lift gates, and more—all applications that require high levels of strength and quietness.
Meanwhile, Enplas expanded into other industries and regions of the U.S. It now serves customers in industries as diverse as medical, automotive, semiconductor sockets, optics, and consumer products.
Today, Enplas (U.S.A.) provides custom injection-molded plastic gears and other mechanical components to customers in an array of industries including automotive, printers, medical, agriculture, and water management. Enplas (U.S.A.)’s four decades of experience in the design and mass production of precision injection-molded plastic gears and its reputation for responding to customer needs have been instrumental to its success.
“Enplas has always listened to the needs of its customers, and we continually develop new technologies to better serve them,” said Matt Slothower, Vice President. “One thing that hasn’t changed in 40 years is that ‘Customer First’ is a core philosophy of Enplas. With our dedicated customer service and unique engineering technology, we’re proud that many of our customers consider Enplas a trusted source of quality products.”
Over the years, Enplas (U.S.A.) has made contributions to the community where it is based. It established a scholarship for students at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga. The Enplas Media Center at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce was named in recognition of its contributions.
“We are proud to celebrate 40 years of serving important customers in the U.S. We believe this is a testament to our focus on ‘Customer First,’ and that we are always ready to change and innovate together with customers in ever-changing business environments,” said Mr. Slothower. “While Enplas is a global company, we grow with the local community. We thank the community, our employees, and all of our customers for their support and their contributions to our continued success.”