Berry streamlines mold tooling process
Evansville-based Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has consolidated its global tooling division, a step the packaging manufacturer says will streamline plastics production capabilities for its clients. The company operates 10 tooling facilities around the globe that develop customer-specific molds used at Berry manufacturing facilities.
It says by consolidating the tooling operations, clients needing specific molds will have one source of expertise while maintaining regional insight.
Berry says its global customers will have streamlined access to a range of manufacturing technology, including injection and thermo-forming molds.
“Many companies rely on independent tooling shops to develop their tooling as it requires a niche skillset and understanding of regional packaging regulations,” said Kevin Pennington, vice president of Berry’s Global Tooling and Automation. “Berry Global Tooling Services eliminates the need for a third-party tooling manufacturer by providing a one-stop-shop for tooling and converting services at a global scale with regional expertise.”
Pennington says the new streamlined process will result in faster turnaround times by eliminating potential back and forth with third-party tooling manufacturers.
He says there will also be greater assurance that the molds will match appropriately with the production lines Berry works on every day.
The tooling division employs 670 worldwide, including 67 in Indiana.