The automotive industry requires various types of plastic packaging, covers, and containers to protect sensitive components. At Kiva Container, we specialize in returnable and reusable plastic packaging for a wide range of industries. With capabilities such as CNC milling, urethane casting, thermoforming, and more, we have the necessary manufacturing expertise to produce various plastic automotive parts based on your specific needs.

Plastic Automotive Parts: How It’s Done

Our experts can take your container and packaging needs from concept to completion with our Design-2-Part services. Our prototyping and sample capabilities allow you to see your vision fulfilled and mitigate any potential production issues. To support your plastic automotive parts during the development process, we offer a range of Design-2-Part services, including:

  • Dynamic CNC milling
  • Rivet and grommet installation
  • CNC routing and finishing
  • Urethane casting
  • Secondary metal fabrication and installation

With these capabilities, our goal is to give you a finished product that you can test and validate in an efficient, cost-effective way. In addition to these services, we also offer thermoforming. While many large automotive pieces are often produced using expensive injection molding or rotomolding processes, our thermoforming capabilities enable us to manufacture the same parts with a much lower prototyping and initial tooling cost.

Plastic Automotive Parts: Vacuum Forming/Thermoforming

Delicate automotive parts often require physical protection, exact fit, cleanliness, and static protection during the shipping and handling process. At Kiva Container, our extensive thermoforming capabilities along with in-house engineering, tooling, and pattern making allow us to maintain short lead times to better serve our customers. We can make custom containers ranging from clamshells, blisters, and light gauge trays of just .010 inches in thickness to heavy-duty, deep draw pallets and totes of .500 inches in thickness.

Specifications

Our services and capabilities ensure we can create the custom container you need from a wide variety of materials, including PVC, PET, HDPE, acrylic, polyethylene, and more. Our specific thermoforming and vacuum forming capabilities include:

  • Die cutting
  • Silkscreening
  • Pad printing
  • Welding
  • Secondary routing and trimming
  • Sheet fed forming (Max Size 46 x 54)
  • Roll fed inline forming (Max Size 23 x 18)
  • Cleaning and bagging
  • In-house tooling
  • ESD processes
  • Hot stamping
  • In-house design to production tooling

Plastic Automotive Parts: Applications

With our Design-2-Part services, Kiva Container is uniquely positioned to create a variety of custom automotive parts and packaging solutions. These include:

  • Transmission covers
  • Engine covers
  • Hardback motorcycle saddlebags
  • Custom dunnage
  • Handheld containers
  • Bulk containers

Contact Kiva Container For Your Custom Plastic Automotive Parts Needs

Kiva Container is a women-owned company with over 35 years of experience. Since we are the only manufacturer that can convert both solid sheet forming and corrugated plastic under one roof, we have the ability to produce a wide range of quality packaging solutions that meet the strict requirements of industries such as automotive, medical, and more.

Contact us to learn more about our automotive packaging capabilities, or request a quote to get started on your custom solution today.