In the 1970s, the renowned watch-maker Tissot
hired a small, Swiss engineering firm to design
and build an injection molding machine capable
of producing very small and extremely precise
plastic parts. In collaboration with the Technical
University of Biel, this firm developed a completely
new and unconventional machine for its customer.
A variety of American industries became acquainted
with the innovative new technology for producing
micro-precision parts. In the late 1980s, the
American sales representative purchased the company
and located its headquarters in Spartanburg, SC.
In 1992, two former design engineers and long-time
employees purchased the company and formed Sadaplast
Americas, Inc., as it is known today. One of their
key early decisions was to outsource many machine
components to domestic manufacturers, while continuing
to import the more unique and critical components
Over the past decade, the company has continued
to grow on its main strength: integrating automated
processes with injection molding machines.
The last decade has also seen changes in the industry.
Consolidation in the market has led many of our
injection molding customers to standardize their
machinery. Consequently, Sadaplast has received
many requests to integrate various brands of molding
machines. In recent years, most of our molding
systems have featured Nissei injection molding
machines. Its compact design and access for automation
components makes the Nissei machine an ideal choice
for automation projects. Sadaplast integrates
the latest technology into our automation designs,
providing our customer with a competitive edge
in the insert molding industry.
Sadaplast today has found its niche. It remains
a small manufacturer that values the personal
relationship with its customer. Yet it provides
the complete package of design and assembly that
is usually the purview of a larger corporation.
Sadaplast believes that this balance of service
and engineering ability will ensure its continued