Lectro Engineering is recognized as a worldwide leader in in the areas of downstream blow molding line automation & plastic surface treating.
To earn and maintain this position, we have and will continue our aggressive approach to research and development across both of our business units. Unlike other manufacturers, Lectro has a huge inventory of parts for the thousands of units that are in production facilities today. The service department is unparalleled in response time and customer satisfaction. Keeping our customers’ lines running is the number one goal at Lectro today and tomorrow.
Since 1960, our team has been dedicated to automating and improving operations for manufacturers and decorators of all types of plastic products.
After establishing an excellent reputation for building the best plastic surface treating equipment in North America in its first 30 years, Lectro started playing a much bigger role on the world stage and now has machines running in over 21 countries throughout the world.
What started as one unique machine featuring an innovative open air, cold-plasma technology has expanded into a full line plastic surface treating machines as well as a one-stop shop for downstream blow molding equipment with the MTM line of spin trimmers, deflashers, demoilers and takeaways.
Lectro Engineering Company began operations in 1960. At that time, the LectroTreat three dimensional plastic surface treater was the only product available. Blow molders loved the equipment for its reliability, versatility, safety & high production rates. Most importantly, it eliminated the need for testing or validation for surface treatment because it had the ability to surface treat containers the same way every time.
1970's & 80's
Through the 70’s and 80’s the company grew slowly and established an excellent reputation for building the best plastic surface treating equipment in North America. It continued to develop many patented improvements for treating larger containers at much higher production rates which continue to fuel its growth.
With the emergence of water based paints and adhesives, the company began solving adhesion problems on different types of plastic parts for customers around the world in new and emerging markets.
In the early 2000's, Lectro acquired the assets of MTM Systems and St. Louis based Automation Technology Incorporated - making Lectro Engineering a one-stop shop for down stream blow molding equipment. Over the next several years, the MTM line of spin trimmers, deflashers, demoilers, and takeaways were redesigned and new products were added.
John Bliven acquires the company and immediately expands its production capacity by investing in additional space, a new Waterjet Machining Center and an expanded workforce.