WE INNOVATE,
ADVANCE, AND PIONEER

WHO WE ARE

We are a leading precision engineering and manufacturing firm that designs, develops, produces and sells high-quality, critical-to-function, mechanical component solutions for some of the world’s most technologically demanding applications.

IntriPlex’s 30+ years of success has been built on the concept of developing new ways of manufacturing precision metal components, replacing existing manufacturing methods with revolutionary precision forming technology. It is not uncommon for us to increase the manufacturing efficiency of products by a factor of greater than 20x traditional methods.


OTHERS SEE IMPOSSIBLE WHILE WE FIND A WAY

Innovation runs through our blood. We’re a seasoned engineering company infused with the energy of a startup, pioneering new technology for tomorrow.

Precision components going into modern devices must be more refined, more efficient, less expensive, and held to a higher standard than ever before. Every component must be custom designed for optimal performance, and new manufacturing technologies may need to be developed and utilized to achieve these exacting standards while minimizing costs. With IntriPlex design and manufacturing expertise, we are driving innovative solutions and meeting performance demands head on.

Why IntriPlex?

Creating groundbreaking results requires innovative thinking, and to us this begins with improving the entire conversation surrounding manufacturing. We are here to actively engage with our clients to ensure consistent and reliable supply of world-class components.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
PRECISION MANUFACTURING
GLOBAL FOOTPRINT
REGIONAL SUPPORT
COST COMPETITIVE

OUR STORY

IntriPlex founder Jim McNaughton worked at a reputable metal stamping company in the Midwest and was disappointed when his company turned down an opportunity to figure out how to stamp a swage mount for an IBM hard disk drive. The company was just not willing to invest – the challenge seemed insurmountable. With a focus on solving problems, rather than just acknowledging them, McNaughton left his job, told IBM, “I’ve got this” and started IntriPlex in 1987. McNaughton spent 2 years on applied research, working on a solution to a precision formed swage mount. Did he do it? Yes. The result: it was cheaper, more consistent, and could be produced in high volume, surpassing all standards that machining technology was capable of.

 

30+ years later, we are still building on Jim’s legacy, leveraging advanced engineering and materials knowledge, together with our high-volume precision manufacturing expertise, to create unique and enabling component solutions to address our customers’ most complex mechanical challenges. We are the vanguards of precision forming technology. We were the first component supplier in the industry to implement laser interferometry, SEM, and Statistical Process Control, to ensure the highest quality parts. At IntriPlex, we don’t just design, we invent. We don’t just engineer, we manufacture. As a result, we have developed long-standing, value-added partnerships with leaders in a variety of industries.

 

IntriPlex produces and ships high-quality precision components in staggeringly large volumes to our customers around the globe. Since our founding, we have shipped over 15 billion units from our manufacturing facilities, an average of 10 million per week for 30 years. We have factories in the US and Thailand.

A strategic manufacturing advantage

IntriPlex has engineered the needs of our customers into our business model including the addition of a focused manufacturing center near Bangkok, Thailand. Between the US based facilities in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria, and our Thailand operation, customers can realize many strategic advantages.

  • DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
  • PROTOTYPING
  • MANUFACTURING
  • ENGINEERING SUPPORT
  • SALES & MARKETING
  • CUSTOMER SUPPORT

  • MANUFACTURING
  • ENGINEERING SUPPORT
  • SALES & MARKETING
  • CUSTOMER SUPPORT

HEADQUARTERED
in California

UNIQUELY INTRIPLEX

WE STRIVE TO OPERATE WITHIN THE SWEET SPOT OF ENGINEERING EXPERTISE AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY.

IntriPlex works with clients at various stages in the product development and innovation process. We overcome barriers to make sure client interactions are optimized for maximum returns.

IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION

Whether you are based in the US or Asia, you can expect a shorter lead time for development projects and real-time production support communication. When your communication and products have less distance to travel, the more operationally efficient, accelerating your sales process, enabling more agile forecast responses, providing for more logistical benefits.

PROTOTYPING CO-LOCATED WITH PRODUCTION

Another advantage for our US-based manufacturing site is that it facilitates the transfer of knowledge for our Innovation Center and vice-versa. It’s not practical to develop products that cannot be effectively transferred to production, and it is important to know what production tolerances should be factored into new designs. Having both capabilities on-site provides Engineers with valuable insights on new products.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Doing our part to protect the environment is important to us. When we ship to US-based customers, not only are we able to cut down on transit and delivery costs but it becomes an eco-friendly option. We produce a smaller carbon footprint by maximizing local supply of our products to customers.

MANUFACTURING & REGIONAL SUPPORT IN THAILAND

UNIQUELY INTRIPLEX

WE MANUFACTURE PRODUCTS REGIONALLY TO SUPPORT DEMAND ON A GLOBAL SCALE.

IntriPlex offers a Thailand center for manufacturing, engineering and customer service to better support our Asia-Pacific customers. Having manufacturing in a low-cost geography, while also being able to provide local and regional support in native languages is a plus for our customers. We have engineering and sales support staff in Thailand, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan in addition to the US.

COST SAVINGS

Manufacturing in Thailand allows us all to benefit from the economic labor prices that are in-scale with global requirements, while benefitting from the technical capabilities of the locals and the reliable Thailand infrastructure and trade policies.

INCREASED AGILITY & COST RATIONALITY

With our Thailand-based manufacturing and engineering support team, we are able to reduce communication times, transit periods, and shipping costs to customers based in or near Asia. We prioritize the reduction of inefficiencies in workflow, relationships, and technology to provide the best products and support to our customers.

HIGHER YIELD, FASTER OUTPUT

Our Thailand facility is positioned to support large volume manufacturing needs which results in higher outputs with optimized operational efficiency. Our current production capacity in our Thailand facility is roughly 1.3 billion products built and shipped per year.

Careers

IntriPlex is a pioneering company in precision forming technology that employs a team of world-class engineers, operations experts, sales teams, and all other professionals with a shared passion for achieving what others say cannot be done.

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