West Babylon, NY, based Micelli Chocolate Mold Company (micelli.com) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Edgewood, NY, based Aztec Tool Company, Inc (aztectool.com). The purchase expands Aztec’s growing commercial and industrial toolmaking and plastic injection molding capabilities, while Micelli refocuses exclusively on its chocolate, confections and related markets. Aztec Tool Company has been renamed and rebranded Aztec Tooling & Injection Molding Company to reflect its expanded capabilities, complete with new logo design.
With the strategic acquisition of Aztec, Micelli gains in-house access to commercial and industrial toolmaking and plastic injection molding capabilities ranging from 75 tons to 1,500 tons, to further support its global low-volume/high-custom chocolate and confections molding business. What Micelli brings to Aztec, in turn, are expanded engineering resources, extended design and prototyping capabilities, and increased capacity in CNC machining and manufacturing. Micelli has commenced a phased relocation of its current West Babylon operations to the modern and expanded 25,000-square-foot Aztec facility in nearby Edgewood, NY, ensuring zero disruption to production. The union enables both Aztec and Micelli to dramatically reduce toolmaking costs, compress mold lead-times, and help their respective customers accelerate speed-to-market.
“Rarely does a company accomplish so much with one strategic move,” said Tim Goddeau, President of Micelli Chocolate Mold Company. “The acquisition enables the new Aztec to provide current and future customers with a whole new set of diversified toolmaking and plastic injection molding capabilities. This includes aluminum molding, for example, which increases manufacturing versatility while improving cost efficiencies. At the same time, Micelli expands its own manufacturing footprint, bringing even greater injection molding value to its chocolate and confections customers.”
According to officials, the consolidation and integration presents new opportunities and strategic capabilities that extend beyond machinery and manufacturing, impacting the future of both companies. “The human factor of this acquisition alone creates an inflection point for Aztec that cannot be overstated,” said Goddeau. “The blending of skilled personnel and the expertise they represent create design-engineering and toolmaking synergies that will tangibly benefit Aztec’s customers. The value-added advancements in craftsmanship, agility, product quality, and versatility equip Aztec to explore diverse new markets, including pharmaceutical, packaging, point-of-purchase display and automotive. Plus, Micelli expands manufacturing capacity. It’s a win-win for both companies.”
Learn More at AztecTool.com
Tim Goddeau, President
Established in 1977, Aztec Tool Company — now renamed Aztec Tooling & Injection Molding Company (aztectool.com) — has provided injection molds and molded products for the cosmetic, medical, packaging, electronic and industrial fields since 1977. Engineering and manufacturing services include product design assistance, mold construction, mold testing, part production and final product evaluation. Hallmarks of the company remain its respected history of dependable performance, a heritage achieved and maintained by its consistent commitment to high-quality manufacturing, rapid production, and excellence in customer service.
Founded in the 1940s to provide molds to major chocolate manufacturers, Micelli (micelli.com) continues to lead innovation in low-volume, high-custom molding technologies by differentiating itself at the intersection of artistry and engineering functionality. For example, Micelli is the only manufacturer of injection polycarbonate molds operating in North America. With decades of challenging successes to its name in building outstanding quality molds, Micelli remains the premier injection molding partner to the chocolates and confectionaries industry.