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UPG Company LLC

UPG Company LLC (“UPG”), founded in 1954, is an Original Design Manufacturer and contract manufacturer of complex assemblies with roots as a manufacturer of precision injection molded plastics. UPG’s customers are in the datacenter, automotive, energy, healthcare and general industrial markets. UPG products are sold globally to blue chip customers and the company has developed a strong market position based on technical expertise combined with unparalleled quality, delivery and service levels. UPG operates three manufacturing facilities – Houston, Texas; Cardiff, Wales; and Suzhou, China – offering a complete range of capabilities, including product design, engineering, rapid prototyping, and plastic injection molding, along with a suite of other technology platforms, value added assembly and global supply chain management.
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Mission & Values

Together…we are committed to providing “value-added” technical solutions from our specialized knowledge and experience base in the plastics industry, delivering comprehensive design, project and program management strengthened by comprehensive supply chain management and global solutions to the data center, automotive, energy, industrial, point of sale, scanning, healthcare and A & D sectors

UPG (United Plastics Group) is committed to:

Value-added solutions

Providing value-added solutions from design through delivery

Supply Chain Management and Global Solutions

Delivering comprehensive design, project and program management strengthened by supply chain management and global solutions

Markets Served

Serving the data center, automotive, energy, industrial/consumer, Point of Sale, and healthcare markets

Innovations

Remaining current in industry technology and innovation

Core Competency

  • State-of-the-art facilities in Texas, the United Kingdom and Suzhou, China.
  • High volume, precision injection molding, value added assemblies and contract manufacturing, including design, prototyping, tooling design and manufacture.
  • Flexible, responsive business culture that puts the “Customer Experience” as the center of our business strategy

Experienced engineers

  • Product and process designs-design for manufacturability
  • The right materials to achieve exacting results
  • Wide choice of decorative and textured finishes
  • Optimum product and tool design for manufacture

Capabilities

  • A wide range of molding machines with robotic automation systems
  • Contract manufacturing and complex assembly
  • Tool design and manufacture
  • Rapid turn-around of transfer tooling
  • Product design and prototyping
  • The latest CAD software including FEA
  • Excellent project management with strong system and audit capabilities
  • Insert molding, over molding and pad printing
  • Press side assembly and secondary operations
  • Ultrasonic and hot plate welding
  • Complex assembly — manual, automated, press side and stand alone
  • CAD, Simulation Moldflow, Digital Prototyping and FEA
  • Quality systems and procedures with a zero defect philosophy utilizing Poka Yoke and Six Sigma disciplines
  • Coordinate measuring machine
  • Sophisticated logistics including packaging, JIT, Kan Ban and Remote Hub services

Leadership

  • Corporate

    Maurice Murphy, President and CEO
    Andrew Jowett, Chief Financial Officer
    Peter Belson, Corporate Controller

  • Houston, TX USA

    Sandy Cook, Plant Manager
    Gary Ahlschlager, Sales Manager
    Phil Miller, Sales Manager
    Freddy Venegas, NPI Engineering Manager

  • Wales, UK

    Lee Bowen, Managing Director
    Gareth Huggins, Key Account Manager & Project Manager
    Neil Parsons, Business Development Manager-Europe

  • Suzhou, China

    Yan Jiang, General Manager

Company History

1954

Southern Plastic Mold founded in Anaheim, California

1994

SPM plant built in Houston

1995

SPM merged with Dynacast, Inc.’s plastic business to form SPM/Dynacast

1996

SPM/Dynacast added injection-molding plan in Wales, U.K.

2000

SPM acquired by UPG

2002

UPG opened in Suzhou, China

2012

Medplast acquired UPG and integrated most of the medical products facilities into Medplast with non-medical facilities retaining the UPG name; new state of the art facility opened in Houston

2016 - NOW

Turnspire Capital Partners LLC acquires UPG

 

 

UPG Company LLC

UPG Company LLC

UPG Company LLC (“UPG”), founded in 1954, is an Original Design Manufacturer and contract manufacturer of complex assemblies with roots as a manufacturer of precision injection molded plastics. UPG’s customers are in the datacenter, automotive, energy, healthcare and general industrial markets. UPG products are sold globally to blue chip customers and the company has developed a strong market position based on technical expertise combined with unparalleled quality, delivery and service levels. UPG operates three manufacturing facilities – Houston, Texas; Cardiff, Wales; and Suzhou, China – offering a complete range of capabilities, including product design, engineering, rapid prototyping, and plastic injection molding, along with a suite of other technology platforms, value added assembly and global supply chain management.

Mission & Values

Mission & Values

Together…we are committed to providing “value-added” technical solutions from our specialized knowledge and experience base in the plastics industry, delivering comprehensive design, project and program management strengthened by comprehensive supply chain management and global solutions to the data center, automotive, energy, industrial, point of sale, scanning, healthcare and A & D sectors

UPG (United Plastics Group) is committed to:

Value-added solutions

Providing value-added solutions from design through delivery

Supply Chain Management and Global Solutions

Delivering comprehensive design, project and program management strengthened by supply chain management and global solutions

Markets Served

Serving the data center, automotive, energy, industrial/consumer, Point of Sale, and healthcare markets

Innovations

Remaining current in industry technology and innovation

Core Competency

Core Competency

  • State-of-the-art facilities in Texas, the United Kingdom and Suzhou, China.
  • High volume, precision injection molding, value added assemblies and contract manufacturing, including design, prototyping, tooling design and manufacture.
  • Flexible, responsive business culture that puts the “Customer Experience” as the center of our business strategy

Experienced engineers

  • Product and process designs-design for manufacturability
  • The right materials to achieve exacting results
  • Wide choice of decorative and textured finishes
  • Optimum product and tool design for manufacture

Capabilities

  • A wide range of molding machines with robotic automation systems
  • Contract manufacturing and complex assembly
  • Tool design and manufacture
  • Rapid turn-around of transfer tooling
  • Product design and prototyping
  • The latest CAD software including FEA
  • Excellent project management with strong system and audit capabilities
  • Insert molding, over molding and pad printing
  • Press side assembly and secondary operations
  • Ultrasonic and hot plate welding
  • Complex assembly — manual, automated, press side and stand alone
  • CAD, Simulation Moldflow, Digital Prototyping and FEA
  • Quality systems and procedures with a zero defect philosophy utilizing Poka Yoke and Six Sigma disciplines
  • Coordinate measuring machine
  • Sophisticated logistics including packaging, JIT, Kan Ban and Remote Hub services

Leadership

  • Corporate

    Maurice Murphy, President and CEO
    Andrew Jowett, Chief Financial Officer
    Peter Belson, Corporate Controller

  • Houston, TX USA

    Sandy Cook, Plant Manager
    Gary Ahlschlager, Sales Manager
    Phil Miller, Sales Manager
    Freddy Venegas, NPI Engineering Manager

  • Wales, UK

    Lee Bowen, Managing Director
    Gareth Huggins, Key Account Manager & Project Manager
    Neil Parsons, Business Development Manager-Europe

  • Suzhou, China

    Yan Jiang, General Manager

Company History

1954

Southern Plastic Mold founded in Anaheim, California

1994

SPM plant built in Houston

1995

SPM merged with Dynacast, Inc.’s plastic business to form SPM/Dynacast

1996

SPM/Dynacast added injection-molding plan in Wales, U.K.

2000

SPM acquired by UPG

2002

UPG opened in Suzhou, China

2012

Medplast acquired UPG and integrated most of the medical products facilities into Medplast with non-medical facilities retaining the UPG name; new state of the art facility opened in Houston

2016 - NOW

Turnspire Capital Partners LLC acquires UPG