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Makuta is our partner for small parts – micro molded. I also think of Makuta as a small company with outstanding capabilities and technical resources.

Clay Chaney, Jr., Global Manufacturing Manager Vespel TP Products, Dupont

About Us

Makuta Technics headquarters

Makuta Technics, Shelbyville, IN

The Company

Consistent process control for micro molded parts

Makuta Technics, Inc. is a member of the Sansyu Group of micro molders, the oldest and largest micro molder in the world. With six facilities throughout the world, and over 500 of Sumitomo's micro injection molding machines, Makuta has unique research and technology available, specifically tailored to our worldwide customers' requirements. We consistently produce micro injection molded parts with features as small as 20µm (microns).

Makuta Technics is located 20 minutes east of Indianapolis, Indiana, in the town of Shelbyville. Makuta's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility was specifically built to house our "Lights Out" micro molding operations, which operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Makuta clean room Makuta's facility is climate controlled to 72 degrees F (22.2 degrees C), 365 days per year. The production floor contains dedicated Class 10,000 mobile clean rooms and is kept meticulously clean, resulting in an extremely stable manufacturing process which leads to a zero-defect manufacturing environment.

Our people set us apart from our competitors in the micro molding industry. The "Makutians" take an active role in all aspects of the operation of the company and, likewise, take an active role in the community of Shelbyville, Indiana and the surrounding area. There is constant initiative taken to improve the operation of the company and also the lives of the people in our company and community.

Makuta Technics is an associate member of the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council and a member of the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP). Makuta is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

Makuta is the only micro injection molding company in the world that is certified to manufacture products made with DuPont™ Vespel® materials.


Stu Kaplan, President

Stu Kaplan, President Makuta Technics Inc. specializes in precision micro molding under the direction of Stu Kaplan, whose family has been in manufacturing since 1909. Much of Kaplan's knowledge and background in micro manufacturing technology comes from having lived and worked in Japan.

Kaplan has held various manufacturing management positions in the U.S. and Japan.

He is a member of the board of MAPP, the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors, and is a past president of the organization. Kaplan also is a former member of the board of directors of the Medical Plastics division of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Our Culture

Why would you want "Makutians" working on your project?

Makutians participating in the decision-making process The Makuta micro molding mission is, "Good Parts. On-time. Profitably." The Makuta micro molding overall goal is, "To Make Our Lives Better."

Our partners realize the benefits of working with Makuta and our experienced team. That's what sets us apart from typical micro molders - our talented group of people. Our culture is focused on those people, how they work within our team and ultimately how we provide extraordinary, world-class service. To become a Makutian, a person must be able to function in an atmosphere that expects everyone to be active and accountable for meeting our customers' requirements. Each and every Makutian has the opportunity to participate in the decision making process and push the traditional boundaries of the manufacturing process.

Still need to know more? Ask anyone on our team "what being a Makutian means to them."

Makuta Technics
2155 Intelliplex Drive
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Phone 317.642.0001
Fax 317.642.0029