Hansen Plastics Corporation is a plastic injection molder, producing parts for a number of industries including automotive, consumer plumbing, water treatment and life safety. The Elgin, IL-based company started in 1971 and became a fully owned ESOP in 1998, currently employing 150 fellow owners. Tour attendees will see the site’s two value streams and their visual management systems. Attendees will witness HPC’s hoshin kanri process, which is augmented by the Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX), leader standard work and the incorporation of kaizen/CI processes.
For more than 40 years, Hansen Plastics Corporation has delivered numerous products to a vast customer base. 100 percent employee-owned, its team members are also its stakeholders. Serving several markets, HPC offers manufacturing and design to fit a variety of needs. With over 70 molding presses equipping its multi-faceted value stream mapping process, HPC is a cutting-edge pioneer in the plastics industry. www.hansenplastics.com