Who we are
Michigan’s Leading Automation Integrator for Plastic Assembly Applications
KIMASTLE is a family-owned and operated state-of-the-art automation company based in Chesterfield, Michigan. As a top automation integrator for plastic assembly applications, our company has been providing cutting-edge assembly solutions to the automotive industry since 1986. Today, we also offer automation solutions to serve the packaging, aerospace, energy, heavy equipment, military, medical, and food and beverage industries.
We are thoroughly committed to helping our customers adapt to an ever-changing and increasingly competitive environment. From the design process through the manufacturing and testing stages, we offer cost-saving solutions to give our customers the competitive advantage they’re looking for.
We offer in-house engineering, design, program management, R&D, sub-assembly manufacturing, robotics and robotics integration, CNC machining, and fabrication. We also focus on providing efficient and effective modular flexible automation, error-proof automation/poke yoking, key process indicators, interchangeable tooling, and modular tooling benefits.
KIMASTLE also understands that you can’t be everywhere at once and that processes must stay up-to-date and remain compatible with modern technology. With that in mind, not only do we create flexible automation solutions, but our machines can be wirelessly programmed and serviced with remote logins.
In other words, we don’t stop at designing, building, and integrating automation systems. We’re also here to support you when you need us, and we ensure that our equipment is compatible with the resources you need to use. Our software integration capabilities enable you to access general information, key process indicators, and more from your personal computer or mobile device.
KIMASTLE has ISO 9001:2015 certification and is a full-service company. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality services and equipment every step of the way, so you can count on us for your automation integration and plastic assembly needs.
If it’s made of plastic, KIMASTLE assembles it.
Automation Training Program
Through our advanced apprenticeship program, we take employees who show potential and help them develop key skills through mentoring. This highly effective automation training system prepares them in all areas, including build, engineering and design, controls and programming, CNC machining, fabrication, electrical, and IT support.
When developing skill sets within the organization, we find that some employees show interest in multiple departments. Cross training has been implemented to allow employees to work in multiple departments as workloads transition throughout the organization. Not only does this provide KIMASTLE employees with the skills to accomplish tasks, but also the knowledge to understand how to improve their main position within the organization.
Developing a cooperative and respectful environment among departments gives KIMASTLE the synergy that is necessary to meet customers’ expectations and deliver results on time. The goal is simple: identify the problem as a team, find the solution, learn and record for future advancement.
Our family-oriented culture is another factor that sets us apart. Everyone feels like they’re part of the KIMASTLE team and takes great pride in their time spent at work and with their families. Our leaders have a reputation for developing leaders — employees who are self-motivated and goal-oriented. This atmosphere is reflected in the quality of the machines we produce.
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Our Mission & Vision
KIMASTLE Corporation’s mission is to provide customers with innovative manufacturing solutions by providing products and services tailored specifically to our customers’ needs and requirements.
KIMASTLE Corporation believes in providing automation that will increase the value of both the manufacturing process as well as the products in which the automation manufactures. It is our mission to increase the value of our machines through extensive research and development of customer product and internal management.
KIMASTLE Corporation believes in a lean management style that takes pride in eliminating waste, increasing efficiency, and providing a safe working environment. Utilizing standardization and increasing technology to eliminate waste allows the work in progress to flow through the organizational structure with minimal push and pull. Efficiency is consistently increasing through a healthy budget and a responsive managerial team focused on solving solutions and remaining innovative. A safe environment is provided through a controlled and articulated managerial structure that demonstrates a means of physical, mental, and spiritual safety for both customers and employees alike.
KIMASTLE is dedicated to ensure that every internal and external relationship be nurtured and developed with the utmost importance. KIMASTLE strives to be the superlative supplier that every customer and employee respects.
Founded By Kirk Edward Gilewski President
KIMASTLE was founded in the early 1980s by a young man who wished to build a company with his family that would support the automotive industry. The vision this young entrepreneur wished to share with the world would start off in a 500 sq. ft. facility in his small hometown of New Baltimore, Michigan. With a background in the model, fixture, and assembly industries, specializing in automation equipment, Kirk Edward Gilewski would pursue his dream finding KIMASTLE’s first opportunities in the fuel line industry. In the beginning KIMASTLE would take on small accelerated projects with short lead times that many of its larger competition couldn’t capitalize on. A combination of creativity, low overhead, and a focus on the engineering and design of its automation would forge KIMASTLE to become one of the leading specialty machine and automation companies in the automotive industry.
Growth in the ’90s and KIMASTLE’s established customer relationships would motivate KIMASTLE to find its new home in Chesterfield, Michigan. Consistently investing in new equipment, technology, facilities, and, most importantly, the development of a strong team would allow KIMASTLE to provide its customers with the reassurance and dependability they would need to find confidence in the future. KIMASTLE was finding success and rapidly growing. KIMASTLE is a family; our continued support of one another allows us to focus on the support of our customers.
The name KIMASTLE derives from the first two letters of “Kirk, Mark, Steve, and Les,” the four brothers who grew up together and did nothing but support one another. The family dynamic ensured the growing success of the company. Due to the rapid growth, KIMASTLE wished to provide its newfound family with job security and support. This culture provides clarity to the importance of developing new technology and delivering innovative solutions. The family has grown from a team of five to currently over one hundred throughout the past 30 years. Today, KIMASTLE is proud to say they have made it through several downturns in the automotive industry and will continue to ensure its customers that the company they invested in in the past will be the automation company of the future.
In the words of Kirk Edward Gilewski to the youth of the world: “Follow your dreams.” “Failure is the absence of willingness to attempt the achievement of happiness.”
KIMASTLE: Making visions become reality since 1982.