Established in 1987, ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. is a global advanced manufacturing service provider focused on accelerating speed to market for its customers. ARC provides a holistic set of precision manufacturing solutions, from design and prototyping through full-run production. These solutions include metal injection molding, plastic injection molding, clean room plastic injection molding, and rapid and conforming tooling. Further, ARC utilizes technology to improve automation in manufacturing through robotics, software and process automation, and lean manufacturing to improve efficiency.
ARC believes the methodologies and systems of how products get manufactured will change materially over the next 10-20 years, due to technology such as automation, robotics, software, artificial intelligence, and cheaper energy prices. ARC’s objective is to be an accelerator of these technologies adoption in traditional mass production. The resulting change will be a world where lead times are reduced, supply chains are localized, and customers get to market more quickly and efficiently than they do today.
ARC’s strategy hinges on two key pillars:
(i.) Solution Provider: ARC’s customers want to consolidate their massive, convoluted supply chains. As a result, ARC has shaped its strategy around being a “one-stop shop” for its customer base, by providing holistic solutions for metal and plastic fabrication.
(ii.) Time to Market: ARC’s customers also want to get to market as quickly as possible to stay ahead of their competition. Today’s global manufacturing supply chain is bogged down by lengthy quoting bottlenecks, tooling time/cost, and a wide array of manufacturing design complexities. ARC’s solution, is to offer its services cradle to grave, from product development to prototype to short- to long-run production.
With regard to the first pillar, ARC’s MIM business usually makes not only the critical component in its client’s product but also one of the most difficult parts. Therefore, ARC identified an opportunity to build out its product offering off the heels of its MIM business, by adding new capabilities and services in metal and plastic fabrication, to offer a more holistic solution to its customers. As a result, ARC offers additional fabricating capabilities to its MIM part programs, which helps ARC’s customers reduce their supply chain and have a more efficient design/build process.
With regard to the second pillar, customers want reduced lead time, which can quite often be many weeks or months to get to production parts. ARC’s approach cuts down on lead and tool time, by offering prototype and short-run production parts. Our injection molding technology has a wide array of plastic and metal materials, in-house tooling, and a proprietary MIM Feedstock formulation process.
ARC offers a holistic ecosystem of products to its customer base and helps them get to market as quickly as possible for short and long-run production. ARC’s investment and focus on technology will be a key driver of the changing manufacturing landscape of the future.
Teamwork – Integrity – Resilience – Innovation – Loyalty
The culture of ARC is focused on our 5 core values first and foremost. Those values are expressed by each team member at ARC and we strive to create a positive environment that promotes personal growth and fosters the entrepreneurial spirit within us all.
ARC exists to build a culture that develops, strengthens, and inspires our team members to greatness.
The mission is grounded and exemplified through the below fundamental statements:
- ARC strives to find and add value to each of our team members, customers and products.
- By exercising our core values we endeavor to cultivate and develop our team members personally and professionally.
- ARC focuses on teaching and preparing team members to identify and create opportunities.
- Rapid personal and business growth happen where team member preparations meet opportunity.
- Team member development is about stepping into opportunities and should not be construed as a right.
- We focus daily on strengthening our position in the market by having honest and transparent relationships with our customers.
- Positively contributing to ARC’s quality products and services increases customers’ confidence and trust.
- Greatness does not excuse or shy away from failure and is measured by the positive impacts on those around.
ARC’s vision is to build a legacy of leadership, industry strength and team member growth.
ARC’s team members, history and culture set the company apart from other MIM & Plastic injection molders. Top down transparency along with common sense hands on leadership guide the team towards achieving the best results for our customers. This creates a positive environment where team members are excited to excel and are empowered. ARC aspires for excellence and integrity in everything they do.