NewAge(R) Industries Makes Significant Investment Into Engineering Team to Maintain Its Edge
Over the past several months, tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries has expanded its engineering department with Design and Test Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, an Engineering Project Manager and an Applications Engineer with a PhD in Plastics Engineering. The reason? To enhance its technical expertise regarding processes, equipment and testing options in order to better serve its customers. NewAge sees this as a key step in continuing to grow its business.
Southampton, PA, December 10, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries has greatly expanded its engineering capabilities in order to better service the needs of its customers. The company manufactures tubing, reinforced hose and, through its AdvantaPure(R) division, Single-Use components for fluid and air transfer. Industries served include biopharma and pharmaceutical, food and dairy, beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), chemical, medical device, laboratory, recreational vehicle, appliance, semiconductor manufacturing, MRO and OEM.
NewAge has always promoted its ability to provide engineering assistance. It offers many customized products, such as hose assemblies, O.D. treatments, colors, and custom compounds for enhanced performance such as low temperature flexibility and anti-static properties. But the company was interested in strengthening its technical expertise regarding processes, equipment and the latest product testing options available.
NewAge has now increased its engineering abilities considerably with the aim of providing better and faster services to its customers. Within the last several months the firm has hired additional team members dedicated to engineering functions. Job titles include Design and Test Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, an Engineering Project Manager and an Applications Engineer who holds a PhD in Plastics Engineering.
The combined engineering experience of these newer employees totals over 100 years. Their backgrounds include work involving industrial engineering, biomedical products, manufacturing, thermoplastics and thermoset materials. Members of the team hold ASQ (American Society for Quality) certifications such as Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
As a result of this team expansion, NewAge is now capable of performing the following:
- Package puncture, tear and integrity testing
- Tensile testing
- Test protocol design
- Pump life testing
- Statistical data collection and analysis
- Elevated increased temperature testing
- Product Development capabilities
- Quicker prototyping
The company also offers outside testing for sterility, validations and physical properties concerning the hardness or softness of materials, dimensions and mechanical data.
The Engineering Team can offer fluid flow assembly solutions and help guide inventors and designers from idea and concept through to testing and production. The team uses the robust and efficient Stage-Gate(R) process for new product development. Projects are carefully managed to ensure that all critical steps are taken throughout the development process, and customers can speak directly with an engineer for assistance. In cases of product failure, the staff can assist with uncovering why and how the failure occurred.
Previously the company’s engineering support consisted mainly of material recommendations, help with flow process models, hose assembly pressure testing, and the development of custom extrusion runs.
Why did NewAge take this step to increase its staff and expand its engineering capabilities?
The company recognized that product designs, especially those in biopharma, were getting more complex. As the company continued to grow its sales volume, the existing staff was challenged to handle the influx of requests for customer assistance. In order to remain a sought-after and respected partner and supplier, the solution was easy: employ additional qualified people. NewAge sees this as a key step in continuing to grow its business.
For more information on NewAge’s expanded engineering capabilities and its products, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists(R) at NewAge Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-506-3924 or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit http://www.newageindustries.com/engineering-capabilities.asp. The page is also found on AdvantaPure’s website at http://www.advantapure.com/engineering-capabilities.htm.
About NewAge Industries
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in both reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company offers an overall product quality rating of 99.8%, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 99% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.
The AdvantaPure(R) division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use process manifolds and systems, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and chemical industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity. Automated product identification systems, including gamma stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s Verigenics(R) division.
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NewAge(R), NewAge Industries AdvantaPure(R), Verigenics(R), and “Fluid Transfer Specialists(R)” are registered trademarks of NewAge(R) Industries, Inc. • Stage-Gate(R) is a registered trademark of Stage-Gate Inc