Our Company

An industry leader with more than 35 years of experience

Automation Plastics boasts a list of Fortune 500 clientele with niches in the medical, aerospace, appliance, construction, automotive and consumer products industries. ISO 9001:2008 registered, Automation Plastics and our employees are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and enhancing product quality.

Our 50,000 square foot facility is located near Cleveland, Ohio. We operate 33 horizontal injection presses with clamping forces ranging from 38 to 500 tons. As a result, we can accommodate a wide variety of part geometries, tolerances and size requirements.

Automation Plastics Corporation (APC) is a custom mold builder and molder of thermoplastic injection molded parts. APC specializes in high volume production of precision parts used in automated assembly. Additionally, we specialize in molding heavy wall parts for specialty fittings that are later machined in a secondary operation.

Company History

Automation Plastics was founded in 1979 by Mr. Henry DeRocher, formerly of Bedford Heights, OH based Nymold, also a Plastic Injection Molder. Initial products manufactured were battery seals for Eveready Battery Company.

Mr. DeRocher sold the company to its General Manager, Harry Smith, in June of 1999. Harry is our current president.

Through several additions to the facility over the company's history, APC's facility grew to 50,500 square feet and housed 33 injection molding presses. We continue to enhance our abilities with the addition of robotics and other automated processing equipment.

In 2002, the company completed a 6,000 square foot expansion that includes engineering offices, training space, and a new tool room. This enabled the company to provide turnkey operation for mold maintenance, design and construction, as well as molding, post-mold machining, and assembly.

Also in 2002, an 80 ton multi-injection press was added expanding molding capabilities to two-shot, and two-color injection molding.

In February of 2003, registration to the ISO 9001-2000 quality standard was achieved, furthering the company's commitment to quality excellence, continual improvement and sustained growth through its core competencies.