Rinco Ultrasonics has announced the opening of a new, fully equipped machine and tool operation at its U.S. manufacturing headquarters.The company made a $350,000 investment to bring machining and tooling in-house after out-sourcing those functions for more than 14 years.
Rinco Ultrasonics Announces Opening of New Machine/Tool Operation
The expansion was in response to growing demand for Rinco’s ultrasonic welding equipment, particularly its FPA actuator line for the flexible packaging industry. The business has enjoyed record sales the last several years and expects an increase of 30% this year. “With the overwhelming success of our business, there was no choice but to expand and bring this capability in-house,” said Gordon Hull, managing director of Rinco Ultrasonics. “We are entering a sustained growth period that will require expanded manufacturing resources, so this was a simple decision which gives us a huge amount of flexibility to meet market demand.”
Rinco completed significant renovations to its existing facility in Danbury and purchased advanced CNC-controlled machinery as well as conventional machining equipment. The company also hired two new employees to run and support the new machine/tool shop. Rinco will have the ability to service and support its customers at a higher level, thus providing shorter delivery times and greater quality control of its machine components.
“With new personnel and capital equipment, we believe we now have the resources to keep up with the growing demand for our products and services,” says Hull.
The expansion complements Rinco’s extensive technology work including the awarding of three patents for its ultrasonic sealing equipment for the flexible packaging market. The company has launched several new products during the last year and expects to extend its offering even further in the coming months.
“We see no slowing down on our overall capabilities and our vision for pushing the boundaries of technology with ultrasonics in the flexible packaging arena as well as other markets,” says Hull.