Bad products end up that way because of a bad process. On the flipside, good products begin with a high-quality process. As an equipment manufacturer for the plastics processing industry, ACS Group plays a direct role in how its clients’ products are viewed in the marketplace.
“People look at plastic and their connotation is that plastic is quite cheap,” President Jim Holbrook explains. “I would say in our industry and with our customers, they want to make sure plastic isn’t seen as cheap but as the best-cost solution to the complex needs of our customers. So the focus on quality is high. That translates into the need for temperatures being right and molds having the correct temperature, [and] controls being added to touchscreen panels so people can see what’s going on with the mixing and drying of the product during the process. To meet the demanding needs of today’s high technology process and parts, you need a repeatable process that can be monitored from the incoming material receipt through the creation of the finished part.”