Attract New Customers with Full Product Development Solutions

One mold builder dramatically increased its ability to move fast and help customers get product to market in the shortest amount of time by applying its mold leadtime reduction principles to its product development processes.


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MME group was founded in 1974 as a tool and die shop in St. Paul, Minn. Twenty years later, and before taking on production molding, the company discovered that short leadtimes for new tooling was a key component of the entire new product development process. The company became a leading tool shops in the Midwest by reducing the typical industry tool construction leadtime from 12 weeks to an average of four. They then applied those same principles for reducing mold building leadtimes to product development, which has helped them get their customers' products to commercialization fast.

“Reducing leadtimes for the tool build allows MME’s in-house tool shop to provide customers with engineering sample parts weeks ahead of offshore and domestic alternatives,” says company Vice President Brian Bussmann. “This helps advance projects into the testing and evaluation phase ahead of typical industry schedules.”
Today, MME group is a full service, vertically integrated, end-to-end, manufacturing solution provider with multiple deliverables including: product development, engineering, in-house tooling, collaborative product qualification, production molding, assemblies and supply chain management. All of this is delivered under the umbrella of ISO 13485 quality management. MME group proudly holds these quality certifications: ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 (Medical).