MGS Mfg. Group expanded its manufacturing scope by opening a new location in Leixlip, Ireland. Formally named MGS Mfg. Group, Ltd., the facility is the fifth MGS production molding plant and the company’s first outside of North America.
MGS Mfg. Group, Ltd. will manufacture products for the computer/electronics market, along with healthcare and consumer products. The 45,000+ square feet of manufacturing facility, part of the HP Technology Campus, will house a projected 24 electric injection molding machines, ranging from 100 to 350 tons. Plans include the construction of an ISO Class 8 Clean Room for molding and assembly operations.
MGS plans an on-site tool shop to support production mold preventive maintenance, repairs, engineering changes and the inspection of incoming transfer molds. This service will also be offered to area OEMs to provide maintenance repairs of molds they run in-house. The Ireland facility will provide multishot (multiple material) molding services through use of MGS Universal Multishot Systems™ equipment line.
Planned value-added operations include sonic welding, decorating along with manual and automated assemblies.
This expansion has allowed the company to increase productivity to better serve its customers, both in quantitative and qualitative measures. “MGS Mfg. Group, Ltd. provides a cost-effective manufacturing solution,” says Paul Manley, Chief Financial Officer of MGS Mfg. Group. "The strategic location of the facility, combined with the engineering and development resources of MGS, translates to a time-to-market response to our customers serving the Ireland, United Kingdom and Western European healthcare, consumer and electronics markets."
Production molding began in mid June of this year. Procedures and systems are being implemented to qualify MGS Mfg. Group, Ltd. for ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485 certification in the fourth quarter of 2011. Facility General Manager Michael Cummins states, “We are focusing our staffing strategies and equipment investments to support the objectives of our current and future customer base in Ireland. We will be exhibiting at October’s MEDTEC event in Cork where we will have the opportunity to introduce our services and capabilities to our country’s medical OEM’s.”
The MGS Mfg. Group, headquartered in Germantown, Wisconsin, is a provider of engineered manufacturing solutions for the plastics industry. The company offers design, mold making, injection molding, value-added operations, specialty equipment, and automation technologies. The molding facility in Ireland contributes to the global reach of MGS, with existing facilities in Milwaukee, Chicago and Chihuahua. MGS recently opened an engineering sales office in Shenzhen, China.