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Brampton Engineering Inc.
www.be-ca.com / HQ: Brampton, Ontario / Employees: 100 / Specialty: Plastic extrusion machinery /
Gary Hughes, president and CEO: "We score highly in customer satisfaction."

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much larger multinational peers.
"We score highly in customer satisfaction," Hughes says. "If you're a
company that has a special problem
or challenge, that's where we get invited in, and that's how we've positioned ourselves - as the very flexible
solution supplier."
Since its establishment in 1973,
Brampton Engineering has supplied
equipment to companies located
around the world. More than 300 of
the company's multi-layer barrier
lines have been installed since 1990.
The company is ISO 9001 certified.

A Modular Approach

brampton engineering is
adding kaizen and workflow
improvements to its
operations.

Master
Film
Makers
brampton applies lean and modular practices to
improve a high level of service. by jim harris

Brampton Engineering Inc.'s customers have long looked to it to provide custom plastic extrusion equipment to meet a variety of consumer
packaging needs.
The Brampton, Ontario-based
company specializes in manufacturing custom blown film equipment
used in the food and beverage, medical, personal care, health and beauty
and electronic product markets.
"We're a small company in comparison to many of our competitors,
however the reason we're able to sell
to major brands is our specialty and
leading technology in multi-layer barrier film," President and CEO Gary
Hughes says. "We've been around for
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more than 40 years, our brand is wellknown if you're making blown film."
Brampton Engineering's equipment is highly engineered and specialized. It includes systems that produce
AquaFrost, a blown film that is cooled
with water rather than air. "We have
innovated and lead the industry in
water quenched films," he adds. "Other companies are now marketing water quench, but we've been doing it for
15 years." The company also markets
AeroFrost, a multi-layered air-chilled
film system.
The company's history of innovation and the quality of its products
earn it high regard in the industry,
even when measured against its

Brampton Engineering is taking
strides to ensure that it remains the
first choice for specialized blown film
systems among its customers. The
company began implementing lean
manufacturing processes and other
significant changes to its operation
three years ago. "That's a big change
for us," Hughes says.
The company is adding kaizen and
workflow improvements to its operations, and recently automated its design
rules and algorithms. Brampton Engineering is also now taking a modular
approach to custom manufacturing.
Rather than building a complete
system from scratch, the company
uses existing components such as
winders, controls and cabinets. Systems are designed to customer specifications using these components.
"For some of the people here, this is a
huge change, and there's a fear that we
are now making a standard line of machines, which isn't the case," Hughes
adds. "Just because we're standardizing the components we're using does
not mean we're standardizing our
customers' solution."
New systems are designed in conjunction with clients. "The conver-


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