With the addition of solar panels, new equipment, and team growth, the company solidifies its position at the forefront of the plastics industry.
Press Release – Tracy, CA (July 24, 2023)
Central Plastics, a leader in custom plastic injection molding and thermoforming packaging solutions, continues to elevate its capabilities through a series of strategic investments following the successful expansion of its facility in 2022.
Central Plastics’ $12 million expansion allowed the company to expand its footprint to more than 60,000 square feet and double its equipment. This includes the addition of injection blow molding to its capabilities, aligning with the company’s focus on better-serving customers in the EV, solar, medical, and aerospace industries.
As a certified green business, Central Plastics is prioritizing sustainability efforts with its expansion. In December 2021, the company invested $1 million to install a state-of-the-art solar panel system on the facility’s rooftop. With nearly 1,300 panels, this clean energy solution enables Central Plastics to generate 80-90% of its electricity and has many benefits. “Utilizing clean energy helps us lower the cost of operating the business, which allows us to offer our customers more competitive pricing,” says Hiren Patel, President of Central Plastics. The solar panels also provide a reliable power source, ensuring uninterrupted operations even during power outages.
In addition, Central Plastics is replacing much of its old equipment with new processing equipment that is all energy efficient or hybrid. The company has plans to replace all older injection molding machines by the end of next year with newer, energy-efficient presses.
The expansion of Central Plastics’ and its capabilities is complemented by the substantial growth of its team. Since 2020, the company has tripled its workforce. It recently added two new positions, and the company expects to create more job opportunities by the end of the year.
Furthermore, Central Plastics has recently updated its look with new branding, a fresh logo, and an updated website. These enhancements mirror the company’s strengths and capabilities and represent its dedication to continuous progress and innovation.
Central Plastics’ strategic investments in expansion, capacity, sustainability, and team growth, along with its refreshed look and website, exemplify the company’s dedication to delivering high-quality products and services to its customers. With a customer-centric approach, a skilled team, and a commitment to sustainability and cutting-edge technology, Central Plastics continues to set new standards in the plastics industry.
About Central Plastics
From concept to reality, Central Plastics is your go-to custom plastics solutions provider. A progressive and multifaceted manufacturer located in the heart of North Central California, Central Plastics specializes in injection molding and thermoforming packaging.
The team at Central Plastics prides itself on being engaged listeners with prompt communication, which has given them a reputation for being approachable and incredibly responsive. ISO 13485:2016 certified and equipped with a state-of-the-art facility including a Class 8 Clean Room, in-house tooling room, and top-flight molding machines, Central Plastics melds the best traits from both small and large manufacturers to create a collaborative environment where outside-the-box scientific thinking wins the day.
Central Plastics is proud to be a Certified Minority and Woman-Owned business.