SelfLube Celebrates 30th Year in Business

The precision die and mold components manufacturer went from a two-man shop, to a company selling to customers across North America—all thanks to the dedication of its employees. 


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SelfLube company headquarters

Photo Credit: SelfLube Co.

 SelfLube Co. (Coopersville, Michigan) recently announced that September 2020 marks its 30th year in business.  According to the company, this significant milestone was achieved through the hard work and dedication of its employees.    

SelfLube is a leading U.S. manufacturer of precision die and mold components. Thirty years ago, it started out as a two-man shop supplying a few local die and mold shops with self-lubricating bronze components.  Now, SelfLube says, the company sells more than 10,000 different part numbers to 1,000 customers across North America. The company also points to its focus on quality and on-time shipping.

“Early on, SelfLube developed innovative software to help manage its complex high mix/low volume manufacturing environment,” says owner Phil Allor. “This gave SelfLube a competitive leg up that propelled its early growth. Later, we embraced continuous improvement in a very big way. Over the years this spurred thousands of small innovations that collectively have produced some very big results. This has served us well, which in turn has enabled us to serve our customers well.”