How Nypro will (and won't) change


Jabil Circuit's announcement last week that it plans to buy Nypro is one of the biggest plastics stories in years because it signals the sweeping changes taking place in global manufacturing.

Big chunks of the American plastics processing industry moved to Asia 10 or so years ago, and Nypro led the way, becoming a major supplier to the consumer electronics industry.

Much of the plastics processing industry in the United States remains small in scale, weak in business skills, and struggling to raise enough capital to invest in new technology. Nypro, one of the biggest independent injection molders in the world, decided to find a buyer because even it felt capital constrained.
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