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Beyond PPAP: How NBP streamlines the project launch process

While the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is a common method injection molders use to ensure a new part meets expectations, New Berlin Plastics takes additional steps to streamline the entire project launch process.  These extra steps provide efficiencies that often result in parts being approved and moved into production faster, saving time and cost…

More than just a sign on the wall

Reimagined company values drive expectations and success for employees and customers New Berlin Plastics has reimagined our company values, which summarize our guiding principles. They help us increase our focus on the success of our employees and customers. These are our new values: Be accountable: Take ownership of yourself and your responsibilities. Meet your commitments.…

Upgraded quality lab provides faster throughput and new capabilities

New Berlin Plastics has made some important investments to upgrade its Quality Lab. Thanks to some new cutting-edge measurement systems and a team of skilled employees, the company has increased throughput and added capabilities to better support the production of injection-molded parts. New capabilities During the launch of a new part, the quality team measures…

A guide for critical review of injection molding quotes

Apples to apples, or apples to oranges? It’s a common, frustrating scenario: You send out an RFQ to find the best fit for your project, but the quotes you receive present the information in different formats and provide varying levels of information. That makes it hard to conduct a true apples-to-apples comparison of suppliers before…

Is your injection molder protecting you from cyberattacks?

There’s a common misconception that cybercriminals only target large companies. Bad actors have realized that they can steal valuable intelligence from an OEM by hacking the weakest links: smaller, less protected companies. As OEMs beef up their internal cybersecurity, they need to be sure their suppliers and other partners are also protected against cyberattacks. Now’s…

How New Berlin Plastics controls its destiny and supports OEMs

The best suppliers are the ones you can consider partners—those you can count on today, and long into the future. When choosing a supplier, stability and vision are important values that can make the difference between success and failure. New Berlin Plastics controls its destiny through a clear vision of investing in people, process, and…

Production floor improvements translate into customer advantage

New Berlin Plastics has been taking aggressive measures to prepare for growth over the past few years. In the last eight months, the company has expanded its production floor to significantly increase its capabilities, capacity, and efficiency.   As a result, we can produce a higher volume and wider variety of parts at a very…

Outsourced secondary services save OEMs time, cost, and hassle

When injection molded parts require secondary services after molding, such as decorating and assembly, OEMs have several options – create a work center internally, outsource those tasks to multiple suppliers, or have the injection molder do it for you. In each scenario, there are varying levels of costs and supplier requirements to manage. New Berlin…

How NBP helped two OEMs overcome material and component shortages

OEMs are struggling to keep production lines running and new product launches on schedule due to the perfect storm of material shortages and congested freight lines on land and at sea. To take advantage of increasing consumer demands, OEMs are trying to ramp up quickly. However, when critical materials and components aren’t available, the situation…


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