VALUE ADDED PLATFORMS

UPG provides exceptional standards of quality and a wide array of value-added services for plastics manufacturing.
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Product & Processes Design

Consistent contact between UPG engineers and Customers’ Research & Development and product engineering teams (NPI) drives product and manufacturing innovations. This partnership improves the manufacturability of products and reduces time and costs.

UPG offers the following design and engineering services:

  • Tool design
  • Tool building
  • Tool validation
  • Design for manufacturing
  • New product introduction
  • Mold flow analysis
  • Production part approval process

Project & Program Management

UPG project and program management practices include:

  • Comprehensive tool design, build, and validation in the early phases of program development
  • Assistance to meet all regulatory requirements
  • Development of full validation protocols
  • State-of-the-art software and hardware
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Part/tool design
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Production tool building

Automation

UPG has partnered with some of the best global automation solutions providers ranging from custom assembly equipment and test systems to systems integration services. Every automated system and integration service is designed to help UPG Customers produce parts and products faster and cheaper than ever before, while maintaining consistent quality standards.

UPG partners build custom automated assembly equipment for OEMs and other manufacturers that range from modular systems to fully-automated assembly lines. Their automated testing solutions include test systems that can be integrated into UPG’s and other assembly equipment, stand-alone automatic test systems, and manual test benches.

Global Supply Chain Management

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Services include:

  • Sourcing
  • Qualification
  • Negotiation
  • Selection
  • Validation
  • Procurement
  • Supplier Management
  • Audits
  • Packaging
  • Hub management
  • Customs and broker management
  • Contract negotiations

Assembly & Packaging

Assembly services include:

  • Automated, sub-assembly and full assembly
  • Modern robotic technology, as well as manual methods
  • Assembly and testing of complex components, including electromechanical assemblies to complete finished products

Packaging options include:

  • Bulk packaging
  • Custom tray
  • Reusable

Distribution

  • International shipping experience- Over 35 Countries
  • Air / Sea / Rail options available, as needed
  • JIT Inventory- Capability to position material Worldwide to accommodate JIT solutions
  • Facilities strategically located in three continents (NA/EU/AP)

Quality & Industry Certifications

Quality assurance practices include:

  • Manufacturing processes adhere to the principles of a Lean/Six Sigma environment
  • Basic quality tools, like Cause-and-effect diagram, Check sheet, Control charts, Histogram, Pareto chart, Scatter diagram, Stratification
  • APQP: Advanced Product Quality Plan
  • PPAP: Planning Production Part Approval Process
  • IQ/OQ/PQ: Installation/Operation/Product Qualifications
  • FMEA: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • MSA: Measurement System Analysis
  • SPC: Statistical Process Control
  • Minitab analytics
  • Advanced metrology systems including precise coordinate measuring equipment for the inspection and verification of production samples
  • Robust QMS ensures Customer satisfaction by delivering high quality products and outstanding Customer service
  • Full product traceability from raw materials to multi-faceted finished products
  • Culture of Continuous Improvement

Manufacturing services and capabilities include production in ISO Class 7 medical clean rooms, and the UPG quality systems and procedures are accredited to:

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • ISO 14001:2004
  • ISO 13485:2003 & EN ISO 13485:2012
  • ISO/TS 16949:2009