INSPIRING TRANSFORMATION AROUND THE GLOBE
Here at PRO-FORM we believe in Inspiring Transformation.
PRO-FORM are a team of automotive accessory professionals who aim to continuously transforming the pickup accessory market and inspire others to follow their lead. PRO-FORM are committed to learning and trying new ways. They earn their world-class status of excelling in the global plastics market.
A big part of PRO-FORM’s success has been its vertical integration. PRO-FORM provide a complete service including design, tool making, production and international logistics. Based in New Zealand and exporting to 60 countries, PRO-FORM operates some of the largest extrusion and vacuum forming equipment in the Southern Hemisphere. See below to see more about what we do.
Innovation & Product Development
PRO-FORM has an experienced R&D and tooling team who are continuously challenging the status quo and re-defining the future for the Pickup Truck market. Research and development capabilities include conceptual design and development, consumer testing, verification testing, product launch, rapid prototyping, testing and production tooling. Product development capabilities include 3D laser scanning and OEM data utilisation, Solid Works and Powershape CAD packages, Catia and Unigraphics through translation, in house pattern making up to 4m x 2m, in house protype and production tooling, in house porduction engineering, jigging and check fixture manufacturing.
Plastic Sheet Extrusion Manufacturing
PRO-FORM has a large extrusion team who convert plastic masterbach granules into use-able plastic sheet. We have 3 x large sheet extrusion lines which often run around the clock. We offer a range of materials which are used externally and for our own automotive products including PE, ABS, ASA, PP and TPE. Multi-Layer co-extrusion up to 7 layers and post extrusion CNC routing. Because we thermoform and extrude our own plastic in house, we can get a 100% recovery of plastic off-cuts and waste.
PRO-FORM have a very large team of thermoformers who use 10 large thermoforming machines to produce plastic bedliners, SportLids, canopies, cargoliners and also some non-automotive products including horse and cattle feeders. We can thermoform sheet gauge up to 12mm and at a size of 4×2 meters. Capable of a deep draw of up to 1.2m and have plug assist and pre-stretch options. Thermoforming is a key part of our business and we have had great success in supplying the world with large thermoformed parts, particularly for the automotive industry since 1993.
Production Engineering, Automation & Assembly
We have a range of people who work in our production engineering team who help make our manufacturing operation run smoothly and efficiently. Our capabilities include six post-forming automated trimming robots and nine automated CNC trimming machines. All thermoforming and extrusion operations are also fully automated.
Our assembly team capabilities include non-proprietary componentry sourcing, gluing, trimming, componentry assembly, A-class colour matching, painting and customer specific labeling and packing.
Logistics and Supply Chain
We export over 500 containers every year which has meant we have adopted very efficient and well established packaging SOPS that ensure freight efficiency and delivery in good condition. We can also consolidate mixed SKUs into individual orders. We arrange documentation and freight forwarding, as well as customer order tracking and updates.
Our supply chain includes international procurement from Asia, Middle East, USA, Europe and Australasia. Our European and Australian warehousing enable DFS shipping and improved customer service.