Makuta is really part of my company; Makuta is my partner! If Makuta had not delivered, I might not have a company today.
Makuta Technics, Inc. is a 100% US owned company that specializes in precision micro molding. Makuta is part of the $100 million dollar Sansyu Group of companies, the oldest and largest micro molding and micro-mold making company in the world. Sansyu has been the leader in micro precision since 1942, when the company began production of miniature clock components. Makuta utilizes this technology to produce millions of precision micro parts annually.
Makuta is located 20 minutes east of Indianapolis in the town of Shelbyville, IN. Our new building, which was built in 2006, is a state of the art manufacturing facility specifically built to house our micro molding operations. The production floor contains dedicated medical cells complete with Class 10,000 mobile clean rooms. The production floor is climate controlled and kept meticulously clean.
Makuta is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. We are currently seeking ISO 13485 certification. Makuta is an associate member of the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council and a member of MAPP.
Our mission is to develop and grow mutually beneficial partnerships by producing the best micro molded components in the world for our customers. We also strive to improve the lives of our team members and play an active role in the community. Our efforts in green manufacturing include reselling/reusing all of our excess plastics.
Stu is the President and owner of Makuta Technics, Inc., and Stu’s family has been in manufacturing since 1909. Much of his knowledge and background in micro manufacturing technology comes from having lived and worked in Japan. He has held various manufacturing management positions in the U.S. and Japan. Stu is a member of the Board of MAPP, the Manufacturer’s Association for Plastics Processors, and is a past president of the organization. Stu is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Medical Plastics Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers.
Ricardo Salas is in charge of technical support & R&D issues at Sansyu Finetool in Japan, where all of Makuta’s precision molds are built. Ricardo works very closely with Makuta on part design and molding feasibility. Ricardo, who has a post-graduate degree in Material Science & Engineering, has been with Sansyu for over 10 years. Each year, Sansyu Finetool designs and builds more than 500 precision molds that produce several hundred millions parts. Ricardo is an expert in material science in relation to steel and mold making.