Die cutting itself has been around since the late 19th century. Not too much has changed. The Breiner Company has been in business since the mid-1940s. So just how much could be different in just a year, you might ask?
- State-of-the-art CNC Cutting Capabilities
- New Atom Beam Press
- Emphasis on Lean Manufacturing and 5S
- Revamped Shop Scheduling System
- Exterior of the Building Painted
- Completely New Website
- Name Rebranding from The Breiner Company to Breiner Non-Metallics
And those are just the highlights.
At Breiner Non-Metallics, we are certainly proud of where we have been, there is no questioning that. But we are looking towards the future and embracing the opportunity to breathe new life into the die cutting industry. However, we are not taking the same path of many of our competitors. Or, for that matter, the path that we had been traveling until recently.
The new website, www.breinerco.com, is a perfect example of our new direction. We are introducing this website, built from the ground up, which is sure to be visually appealing as well as educational. Our materials page is designed to assist in searching for just the right material for your seal, gasket, or custom parts.
On a daily basis, we are challenging ourselves to be smarter/leaner/faster/quicker: smarter quoting, leaner internal processing, faster from order to shipment, quicker job set-ups. All of this is in an effort to respond to customer needs. Nobody wants to buy huge quantities that take six months to a year to run through. We all prefer to buy only what we need and get it only when we want it. All of our decisions over this past year has led us to producing what is needed, when it is needed, and delivering it on-time.
While change is fun and exciting, and we sure have had plenty of fun and excitement this year, the foundation of Breiner Non-Metallics has not swayed. That foundation is its people. With a combined 230 years of experience in producing parts out of rubber, plastic, felt, foam, and many other materials, we are more of a family than a group of co-workers. When people care about the person next to them, it resonates through everything they do. And although they may not see it, the customer experiences it.
Breiner Non-Metallics has been around for over 70 years. We can say this much…70 has never felt so good!! And we can’t wait to see what the next year holds!