Astro Manufacturing & Design is a full-service custom manufacturer offering comprehensive manufacturing services for businesses in the medical, aerospace, automotive and other industrial and technology related industries.
Astro first began providing companies with quality manufacturing services in 1977.
Founded by Mike Watts, Sr. and three partners, Astro Manufacturing & Design was based upon the commitment to provide customers with high quality manufacturing and outstanding service. This principle was a cornerstone of the new company and, over time, drove Astro to improve customer support by aggressively expanding capabilities and service offerings. Because of this bold expansion of services, Astro today boasts CNC & manual machining, sheet metal fabricating, plastics, rapid prototyping, painting, product development, engineering design, assembly and numerous other vital manufacturing services.
As the company continued to grow throughout the eighties and nineties, Mike Watts, Sr. eventually acquired sole ownership. In 1999, his son Mike Watts, Jr. took over the role of president of Astro Manufacturing & Design. His vision and management initiatives have continued to lead the company into the new millennium. The original goals of the company remain as we continue to seek achievement of high levels of customer satisfaction and continued growth and expansion in the years to come.
Over the years, Astro has experienced steady growth in its production and service offerings. As a result, the company has had to physically expand to accommodate expanding business levels. Today, Astro has five well-equipped facilities throughout Northeastern Ohio.
Located in Eastlake, Ohio, Astro's 142,000 square foot corporate headquarters houses a variety of state-of-the-art machining and fabricating technology, from high tech Rapid Prototyping processes like Stereo-lithography and Selective Laser Sintering to the latest in CNC machining equipment. This headquarters also is the work place of some of Northeast Ohio's most talented manufacturing personnel. Our employees are experienced and highly trained and can help guide you with suggestions and input that will help maximize your project's efficiency, while often lowering costs.
Astro Manufacturing & Design has always been willing to "go the extra mile" to help our customers achieve their objectives. Unlike many manufacturers, we provide true, value-added services, such design assistance, value engineering, parts kitting, Kanban & just-in-time delivery, sub-assembly & final assembly supply, programmed inspection, high level buying and much more. In addition, we are constantly seeking better ways to deliver on our promise to provide customers with quality customer service.
At Astro Manufacturing & Design, we enhance our customer service by:
- Providing high value-to-cost deliverables
- Forming ongoing partnerships with customers to help them get their products to market faster and more economically.
- Offering a diverse range of machining, fabricating and prototyping capabilities that allows for a "Single Source Solution"
- Investing in, and continually upgrading, our manufacturing technology.
- Using first-rate manufacturing practices to provide "turnkey" solutions.
- Hiring and retaining skilled, creative and responsive craftsmen.
- Making "precision" the most important word in our collective vocabulary.
- Maintaining a successful value-adding ISO-9001 registration.
It is this commitment to you - the customer - that sets us apart from our competition and helps maximize the benefits you derive from our services. Remember: When it comes to high quality, full service manufacturing, Astro is the "Single Source Solution" for all of your manufacturing needs.
It's one thing to invest in the latest technology, but a true full service manufacturer also understands the importance of investing in talented personnel as well. At Astro Manufacturing & Design we take this philosophy to heart, and it shows.
Some of the most highly skilled craftsmen in the manufacturing industry work right here at Astro Manufacturing & Design. Our investment in these skilled employees has allowed us to continuously provide exceptional service in a variety of processes.
Our employees range from veteran machinists and fabricators to skilled product engineers. This talent, combined with our state-of-the-art equipment gives us an advantage over most manufacturing facilities, which lack the on-site talent to find cost effective solutions to customers needs.
Our Sales and Management personnel are experienced in our industry as well as in most of the industries and markets that we serve. By blending "home grown" talent with additional personnel bringing in a variety of outside expertise, we have achieved a balance of knowledge and skills that help us serve our customers best. Our employees are much more than just a workforce. They are encouraged to offer you informed suggestions and ideas that can help you maximize your project's efficiency. Thus, in essence, Astro's employees serve as knowledgeable consultants as well as a workforce.
Knowing that technology is rapidly changing, each of our employees are committed to continuous learning & skills enhancement. We are constantly learning new, cost effective ways to perform efficiently on projects just like yours. Our people make the difference that sets us apart from our competition!
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