Opinion: Automation ‘engineer to order’ solution reduces rejects by almost 11 percent for electroplating company

Opinion: Automation ‘engineer to order’ solution reduces rejects by almost 11 percent for electroplating company

Lloyd Betcher, vice president of operations and services with Kuntz Electroplating (KEI), recently shared that the firm will celebrate 70 years in business next year.

A family owned and operated business since 1948, KEI boasts North America’s largest and most advanced metal finishing operation for original equipment manufacturers of steel and aluminum components.

As the first metal finisher to simultaneously achieve ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 certification, Kuntz set the industry’s benchmark for quality and service. 

Chris Morin, Alfacon Solutions Applications Specialist, explained that KEI was looking to modernize its chrome plating lines; the company plates parts for the automotive industry and runs their Kitchener Ontario facility 24 hours a day.

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John Murdoch

John Murdoch is CEO of Alfacon Solutions Ltd., based in Canada. Murdoch is a thought-leader in both the manufacturing and materials handling sectors. Leveraging more than a quarter century of experience, Murdoch brings a unique perspective to engineered material handling solutions and the role of automation. Murdoch can be reached at john.murdoch@AlfaconSolutions.com.