1969: Three European Mold makers who immigrated to Canada, established Ottawa Mould Craft Ltd. to apply their trade. For the next 15+ years, the main focus of business was mould making.
1987: Expanded our operations and added our in-house moulding facility. The main customer focus at this time was telecommunications equipment including cellular phones, computer components and defense products.
1988: Upgraded our manufacturing to include full CAD/CAM capabilities.
1990's: Our company grew more than 500% in this period, increasing our moulding operations and our diversity in the plastic manufacturing sectors.
include assembly/contract manufacturing in our
offering, presenting an affordable single source solution to our
We continue to focus on technical moulded products and our industries served are primarily Telco, GPS/Satellite, Military, Medical and Consumer Products.
2006: Opportunities for growth increase and further diversification
A fully integrated front to back ERP system was installed for real-time monitoring and planning of our production facility.
Outgrowing our facilities, Ottawa Mould Craft invests in, and moves to a brand new building in Ottawa Business Park.
By the end of 2006 we have 20 moulding machines and other value added services in support of our customers requirements, including full turnkey production.
2007: Rethinking our future, management restructuring, refocus, and customer demand call for the development of better business methods. Lean Production System is chosen due to the proven success and principles Lean holds.
2008-2009: With a new Lean vision of future state, and excitement to excel, further changes to how we think and do begins to affect every part of the company. Large gains are seen in quality, safety, processes and employee engagement.
2010-2011: Holding to our quality policy of continuous improvement through innovation & daily process improvements, we continue to achieve smarter business practices through Lean methods. As we do so, we incite team building, employee empowerment and personal growth opportunities while continuing to serve customers in quality products at competitive rates.
This year we continue to see reduced time-to-market product
development in the industries we support. While cost is always an
issue if you can’t meet the time lines requested you are not in the
game! Tooling once quoted in weeks and months is, in some cases,
down to days. To achieve this design, build and sign-off phases must
all work in unison. Design, tooling and production teams need to be
fully integrated from initial RFQ to final product delivery.