Quantum Storage Systems/M&M Plastics Orders 11 New LS Mtron IMMs

Located in Miami, Quantum Storage Systems/M&M Plastics is one of the larger plastics molders in Florida. Their vast experience in manufacturing injection molded plastic parts enables supply and capacity of over 200 million products annually.

Quantum/M&M maintains an extensive customer base that includes major catalog organizations, material handling and distribution groups, consumer stores and outlets, window and door manufacturers, automotive, heating and air conditioning manufacturers, food service and medical supply, US government, aerospace assembly and many others. The company footprint is over 1.3 million square feet, which includes five manufacturing facilities with over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space and is where they produce, in house, their extensive proprietary product lines and custom molded products.

Don Thomas, general manager of Quantum, oversees the company’s manufacturing operations.  Over the past few years, the company has focused on ‘capacity growth’ (i.e. improving its molding output). That included a commitment to update its fleet of injection molding machines.

“We looked at all of the major IMM brands,” said Thomas, “and made the decision to go with LS Mtron. We’ve purchased 11 new LS Mtron machines over the past two years.  Five are up and running, two are currently being commissioned, and we wait for four new large machines for the end of this year into next.”

“I’ve been in the plastic industry a long time, and I can say that the quality of machinery coming from Asia has increased dramatically over the past 20 years,” said Thomas. “We knew about LS Mtron and their reputation for high quality, and we liked that they are part of the LG/LS family of companies. They are a solid company with a strong global presence.”

Adrian Gerardo, Quantum’s plant manager, had worked with LS Mtron sales engineer Mitch Fournier in the past, which led to Quantum reaching out to LS Mtron for a quote for new machinery.

Gerardo said that it is important at Quantum to maximize the use of their floor space and overall square footage, making sure that the real estate is utilized efficiently. “We needed to maximize press size and tonnage, and were looking for machinery with a small footprint,” said Gerardo. “The LS Mtron machines are significantly more compact and much more efficient than the older machines they’re replacing.”

Besides having a compact footprint, the LS Mtron machines were attractive to Quantum because they were available in 100 days or less. “Fast deliveries are almost unheard of in the industry these days, with all of the supply chain disruptions,” said Thomas. “LS Mtron told us they could have new machines to us in 100 days from casting to cargo out of their factory in South Korea. LS also offered competitive pricing, which of course was important, but one of the biggest differences from other suppliers was that we could get these new machines quickly.”

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