Shepherd’s Growing Food Packaging Market

Shepherd’s Growing Food Packaging Market

Form Tooling

Shepherd’s investment in SQF certification to enter the direct food contact packaging market is paying off.

Roughly 80% of the new projects we are building tools for are for direct food packaging.  Much of this can also be attributed to Shepherd’s engineering staff developing a unique common mould base and pressure box system that utilizes the 3rd motion features typically only justified by high volume programs.

This system allows us to keep tooling cost to 15% to 20% of what a full package 3rd motion tool would be without sacrificing any of the speed or forming advantages of a full tool package.

Sound to good to be true….it’s not…. as our lead times for tooling have shot up recently to over 11 weeks.

Want to know more on how our low cost, high speed tooling can help your next project?

Contact us at or 905 459 4545.

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