Automation equipment makers join forces

May 30, 2007

FPM Tooling & Automation has acquired the Toledo, Ohio, company, RTS Industrial Solutions (Trident). RTS, within the field of automated PLC controlled systems and technologies, produces and services hundreds of industrial machines for the automotive and consumer products industries.
FPM Tooling & Automation, a blow mold supplier, integrates engineering strategies, manufacturing and distribution to produce finished plastic products and provide successful mold making and manufacturing solutions. The company acquired RTS, an automation solutions provider and robotics specialist, to create a new market category as the first blow mold manufacturing specialist dedicated to providing a finished part solution to industrial blow molders worldwide.
Under the direction of Ken Recker, vice president and general manager of FPM Tooling & Automation, the vision is to combine the two companies' industrial blow molding knowledge and automation manufacturing knowledge to provide plastic part manufacturers a true value-added engineering-based solution partner for getting products to market faster, saving costs and providing clients with one point of contact, one team with many technical specialists.