MPC was established in 1980 to address the automotive industry need for a responsive prototype molding shop, specializing in high quality plastic parts such as gears and complex assemblies.
Today, that legacy remains strong but under new ownership since 2006, Molded Precision Components has developed its capabilities and technologies far beyond prototyping. Leading our sector in Industry 4.0 implementation, MPC offers a vertically integrated, multi-disciplinary engineering, product development and precision injection molding service, complemented with our own in-house tool building operation.
In addition to serving the automotive industry MPC manufactures parts for a number of industry sectors such as consumer products, off-road recreational, and electrical/electronic products. As MPC continues its rapid growth we have been able to leverage our capabilities, transferring our engineering and manufacturing skills to the molding of parts for Medical applications, such as surgical device components and PPE products.
With the onset of the Global Pandemic, MPC was able to redeploy our integrated business and manufacturing resources to collaboratively design, develop and implement mass production tooling for Shield-U (www.shield-u.com) , a patented PPE face Shield. In just 142 days we were able to implement fully automated injection moulding capacity for up to 450,000 shields per day. It was a mammoth undertaking but our many collaborations and vertically integrated approach was key. This program resulted in the supply of over 27 million face shields to both Federal and Provincial government, to protect Canada’s medical front line workers.
As an ISO 13485 and GMP certified manufacturer, we have continued to grow our capabilities while building a brand new manufacturing facility that includes full cleanroom moulding capability and a first-in-world manufacturing system developed for the volume production of hand sanitizer.
Although considered a commodity product particularly during the pandemic, a multitude of weaknesses existed in the manufacture of Hand Sanitizer, not least of which was the length and inconsistency of the supply chain. The process of manufacturing such products had remained unchanged for decades, and literally spanned the globe. Collaborating with Canadian equipment, tooling and automation manufacturers and local suppliers of key ingredients, MPC has been able to take a global supply chain and compress the whole process, from plastic pellet to packaged pallet of finished goods in less than 15,000 sq.ft., saving over 4700T of CO2 emissions in the process.
Branded MOREthan (www.morethan-products.com) the name speaks directly to the immensely impactful story behind the scenes; the capability, technology and ingenuity necessary to pull off such a manufacturing feat and outperform an established supply chain. The resulting product has six Health Canada approved formulations and delivers a medical grade sanitizer in liquid, gel and foam formats. MPC are actively building distribution to the Institutional, Industrial and Retail categories with the control and flexibility to be able to offer branded and white label collaborations.
All of this in turn contributes to another next-level manufacturing milestone being led by MPC. Using our experience and lessons from the Pandemic it was clear that Canada’s supply chain for essential medical and healthcare goods had the same need for ‘reimagining’. Considered as proof of concept models, the Shield-U and MOREthan projects have spawned the development of a new manufacturing ecosystem. Now under development, MediCA Park (www.medica-park.com) will be a fully integrated advanced manufacturing campus for essential healthcare goods, located on an 83 acre site in Oro-Medonte, adjacent to the Simcoe County Regional Airport. MediCA Park will become a National hub for crisis response manufacturing, while likewise serving the day to day needs of our healthcare system. It will establish a home-grown source of advanced flexible manufacturing capacity and infrastructure for essential goods to serve Canada’s needs as a priority…the Silicon Valley of Med-Tech right here in Ontario.