UNILOY® ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF CENTURY DIE COMPANY, LLC (FREMONT, OH); BOLSTERING MOLD MAKING CAPABILITIES, ON-TIME DELIVERY, AND PRODUCT OFFERINGS
(Tecumseh, MI – February 16th, 2022) – Uniloy Inc., a leading blow molding machine and mold technology company serving the global plastics processing industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Century Die Company, LLC of Fremont, Ohio.
With the Century Die Company acquisition, Uniloy gains Century’s 70+ years of expertise and a proven record of manufacturing blow molds for wheel, shuttle, reciprocating screw, injection stretch, injection blow, and industrial, as well as mold repairs and refurbishments and tooling for bottle handling. Century Die Company is highly regarded with American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) wins in 2017 for Educational efforts, and in 2019 they were awarded the Tooling Trailblazer Award, again for their work with the next generation of mold makers.
As a leader in the manufacture of molds for the blow molding industry for over 60 years, Uniloy’s current mold offerings include molds for their industry-leading reciprocating screw machines, as well as shuttle PET molds and mold repairs, and refurbishments. With the acquisition, Uniloy’s mold capabilities will be dramatically increased. The new mold lineup will be the most comprehensive in blow molding.
Uniloy President and CEO Brian Marston was quoted “Uniloy has been an industry leader in the manufacture of blow molding machinery and mold manufacturing for over 60 years, and it’s with great excitement and privilege that I announce the addition of the team at Century Die Company.”
Marston added, “Century’s experience and manufacturing expertise in multiple blow molding mold technologies will further bolster our position as a leader in molds across the blow molding spectrum. That’s something no other blow molding technology company can claim. This is a win for the Century Die team, the Uniloy team, and most importantly, a big win for our customers! We can now offer customers a turnkey solution across all of our machine platforms with molds made in-house at Uniloy.”
Century Die Company has 65 employees at their 25,000 square foot, Fremont, OH manufacturing facility. Uniloy plans to keep all existing operations currently at the Fremont location and bring all employees into the Uniloy team and brand, creating the industry’s most capable mold manufacturer in blow molding. Mold manufacturing will also continue at Uniloy’s Tecumseh, MI headquarters.
Century Die General Manager Tim Myers was quoted, “We have a solid and closely-knit team here at Century Die Company. After meeting with Brian and the leadership team at Uniloy, I can see we share many common beliefs and synergies that will ensure a smooth and prosperous transition for those in Fremont (Ohio) and Tecumseh (Michigan).”
The transaction closed on February 15, 2022.
About Uniloy Inc.
Uniloy is a global leader in blow molding technologies and the only blow molding machine manufacturer to offer four unique blow molding technologies as well as blow molds and associated tooling. Uniloy’s core technologies include UR reciprocating screw series blow molding machines, industrial blow molding machines, UAI accumulator head, and UCI parison transfer, and UCS continuous extrusion shuttle, UIB injection blow molding machines, as well as molds and mold repairs and refurbishments. Uniloy also offers the blow molding industry’s most comprehensive aftermarket service and support. Whether it’s parts, field service, or complete machine retrofits and rebuilds, Uniloy has a solution for you. Visit Uniloy at www.uniloy.com
About Century Die Company
Century Die Company is a world-class machine shop and blow molding mold manufacturer located in Fremont, Ohio. Century Die Company uses state-of-the-art CNC equipment, lathes, and mills to produce tooling used for the blow mold process. Century Die is well known for producing new tooling for consumer packaging and molds, trimmer tooling, and secondary machines for automotive, appliance, industrial, and recreation, as well as performing contract machining. Century Die Company has been manufacturing molds along with downstream tooling to the plastics industry for more than 70 years.
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