Founded in 1991, Plastiques Moore has a history of helping clients grow by designing and assembling injection molded plastic parts, and manufactures small and medium sized high precision parts for North America’s medical, military, automotive, and industrial sectors.
Our engineers are plastic materials, tooling, and process experts. They’ll offer a fresh take on your product and deliver designs and plastic injection molding applications that meet your needs on all fronts, increasing the performance, cost effectiveness, and visual appeal of your parts.
By applying lean manufacturing and kanban management principles, we’re able to offer integrated, turnkey services for your plastic parts, from design through to assembly. We take the time to understand how the parts will be used and make sure those applications are fully understood and considered at every step of the process for manufacturing your injection molded plastic parts.
We take zero defect manufacturing seriously.
That’s why we’ve developed a highly effective control system to make sure the parts we manufacture are optimized for repeatability
and repetitive manufacturing.
Looking to start a business, a mother and daughter dive into the world of injection molded plastic parts manufacturing.
Marie-Claude Guillemette and her mother, Judith Moore, found Plastiques Moore. The first part is produced on January 7, 1991. Located in the business incubator of Saint Damien, the company has three employees and two injection molding presses weighing 15 and 90 tons.
Riding a wave of success, the company builds a 15,000 sq. ft. plant in Saint Damien’s industrial park and moves into the new facility.
Plastiques Moore is certified ISO-9002 in recognition of its quality manufacturing, facilities, and after-sales service.
Judith Moore retires, leaving her daughter to take full leadership of the company. Plastiques Moore revamps its image and rolls out a new logo.
Plastiques Moore invests over 300 000 $ to acquire two new injection presses, one of which weighs 500 tonnes and can produce components of up to 1.8 kg.
Plastiques Moore celebrates its 10th anniversary with roughly 40 employees. The manufacturing facility now has 10 presses weighing between 15 and 500 tons. With major clients throughout Quebec, the company considers exporting to other Canadian and North American markets.
Plastiques Moore begin the revision of it's methods and process to include LEAN and SMED notions.
With an eye to expansion, Plastiques Moore acquires an ERP/MRP system with integrated barcode technology, thus improving its process efficiency and achieving complete traceability of its production activities.
Plastiques Moore purchases an automated MicroView measuring system to provide clients with the necessary compliance certifications for their components during the development phase, internally and with greater speed.
To achieve greater efficiency and better environmental performance, Plastiques Moore adopts an Italian technology for cooling its water circuits, presses, and molds. With the new system, water can circulate internally at a controlled temperature without any losses. With cycle times shortened by upwards of 10%, the investment quickly paid for itself.
Plastiques Moore moves towards automation. The company purchases a new plastic injection press equipped with a FANUC six axis robotic cell to modernize its approach to overmolding. The automated robot is mostly used for manufacturing lint filters and has produced over a million filters to date. Plastiques Moore updates its image and, for the second time, adopts a new logo.
Plastiques Moore installs a secondary operations unit in the same facility the company first occupied in 1991, adding assembly and packaging for plastic and other parts to its list of services.
Plastiques Moore expands its North American operations by entering into an investment partnership with a plastic injection molding company in Mexico.
Plastiques Moore wins an award from the Plastics and Composites Federation (FEPAC) in the “Sustainable Development – Innovative Product” category. “Innovation is always one part risk, lots of fun, and perseverance. It needs to be important to the whole team. Everyone needs to have that drive to move the project forward.”
Plastiques Moore meets the standards for manufacturing medical equipment and is certified ISO 13485, giving the company access to a highly profitable new market. The Moore MedTech division is born.
Plastiques Moore becomes a major sponsor of a new hockey team in the Côte-Sud Le Placoteux league. Stocked with players from Bellechasse, the team marks a comeback for senior contact hockey in the league and draws 800 spectators to the Saint-Damien arena for the series finals. A top ranking team in the 2013–2014 and 2015–2016 seasons, Le Plastiques Moore wins the series in 2016.
Faced with the difficulty of recruiting specialized workers, Plastiques Moore travels to the Philippines to interview potential candidates. In October 2014, over fourteen months after the process was set in motion, Noriel, Felipe, Patrick, and Jennie begin working as millwrights at Plastiques Moore.
Adding to its community involvement, Plastiques Moore provides Fondation Alicia Mercier with moral and financial support. The Foundation’s various activities provide support for research aimed at developing new care protocols and new drugs that can be administered immediately to children diagnosed with cancer in order to increase their chances of survival.
To meet growing demand for its full service offer, Plastiques Moore acquires the building across the road from its head offices, at 21 rue de l’Entreprise. The 8,000 sq. ft. building is the perfect place for older equipment as well as Plastiques Moore’s assembly stations. That same year, the company invests $400,000 to expand its warehouse and add two new loading docks.
Plastiques Moore has new medical contracts and invests $800,000 to expand its clean room and purchase two new plastic injection presses equipped with automated cells. With these additions, Plastiques Moore’s medical parts molding capabilities are rivaled by only two other companies in Quebec.
Plastiques Moore wins the National Bank of Canada’s Gold SME Business Award for businesses with total revenue of $5–$20 million.
Plastiques Moore expands its production facilities, adds a new cafeteria, a patio, and a gym, and renovates its offices, for a total investment of $3 million. The company also pursues its plan to modernize its machinery by replacing two injection presses and purchasing its first dual injection press, equipped with a five robot, six axis cell.
Plastiques Moore turns 25. With over 50 employees, a modern 35,000 sq. ft. head office, and an 8,000 sq. ft. assembly unit, the company serves clients in the automotive, electrical appliance, medical, military, mining, and industrial sectors in North America and Mexico. An open house is held on October 21, 2016, to mark the occasion and inaugurate the expanded facilities.
By creating and innovating, Plastiques Moore will continue to grow thanks to the hard work and talent of all its employees. The future is full of promise and exciting challenges!