Tech-Plas to purchase eight Toshiba machines

Tech-Plas will begin using the all-electric ECSX machines later this year to custom mold small parts for the electronics, medical, pharmaceutical and furniture industries.

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Tech-Plas has selected Toshiba Machine (Elk Grove VillageIL) as the primary supplier of injection molding systems for its new business. Husband and wife team of Diana Hoyt and John Hoyt, recently founded Tech-Plas, Inc., a woman-owned business based in Kalamazoo, MI. Over the next five years, Tech-Plas will purchase eight ECSX all-electric injection molding machines ranging from 30 to 110 tons through Toshiba Rep Kevin Hepting of Intec Sales Co.

The announcement was made during NPE2015. “John Hoyt is a long-time customer who started purchasing our machines in the 1970s,” said Toshiba USA & Canada Sales Manager Steve Cunningham. “We’re honored that he and Diana have chosen us for their new enterprise.”

The Hoyts made their decision after conducting an extensive analysis of major injection molding systems over the past six months. They then narrowed the field to four suppliers, conducting site visits and scoring each supplier on the key features of their machines.

“Toshiba outscored other suppliers by a long shot,” said John Hoyt. “The uptime and repeatability of their machines are excellent, and their V50 controller is extremely easy to use."

Tech-Plas will begin using the all-electric ECSX machines later this year to custom mold small parts for the electronics, medical, pharmaceutical and furniture industries.

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