Oak Tree Engineering, LLC
To provide our customers in the Thermoplastics Compounding industry with the best in class, engineering, design and project management services at high value. To try every day to make our company a ‘happy place’ to work for our employees. To bring our owners and stakeholders maximum returns on their investment by adopting an honest, ethical and intelligent business strategy.
With our extensive experience in the Thermoplastics Compounding industry in the USA and our founder’s roots in India, we strive to bring the ‘best of both worlds’.
The advantage is for our customers on both sides of the ocean, as it relates to engineering and support services in plastics industry. Our goal, our ambition is to become a true ‘full service’ company to compounders and processors. We aim high and aspire to attract fortune 500 giants but are committed to be as attentive and dedicated to our small and mid-level owner-friends and work hard to help them become world class players in the global industry
More about OTE….
The idea of launching an engineering services company targeted to serve the thermoplastics compounding industry took root while working for Hoechst Celanese in the early nineties. As Engineering Manager and then Technical Director, I often needed to outsource engineering work. However, it was difficult to find the right resources, especially for small jobs. There was not much choice between contracting some large engineering consulting organization or hiring an engineer on a part-time basis. The problem was compounded by the fact that outside resources specializing in the thermoplastics compounding industry were not readily available. It was against the backdrop of this dilemma, OTE was started in June of 2002 with the goal of supplying highly tailored and cost-effective engineering and design services to compounders and masterbatch producers.
From a one-man operation in the beginning, OTE has grown to become a specialty services company well-known in the industry for its quality of work and attention to detail. Today, we provide world-class Design, Engineering and Project Management services to some of the leading compounders in North America, on a regular and long-term basis. We are known for the quality of our work, attention to details, and collective knowledge and experience of our team.
Journey to India….
In 2009, circumstances – born out of a downturn in the industry in the US and our relationships, built over years, with multi-nationals – took us to India on a compounding plant installation assignment in Pune for a US-based compounder. The project was completed successfully but not without overcoming unexpected hurdles and roadblocks. It was an invaluable learning experience that helped start the OTE venture in India. It was during this period that we recognized the two extremes that existed in the compounding industry in India. On one hand, the plastics industry was growing aggressively with new compounding plants cropping up all over, while on the other hand there was a surprising lack of experienced plant engineering services providers. More often than not, the extruder suppliers provided plant equipment layout and installation support services, often as a part of the complete sales package. Although the project was completed and machines were installed, the lack of proper planning and engineering resulted in the facilities with disjointed layout and inefficient workflow, not to speak of complete lack of planning for future expansion and additions. It was obvious that there was a big need of engineering services providers specialized in compounding and the masterbatch industry who can help the owners and managers with the setup of compounding facilities and individual lines – from concept to commissioning. With this thought in mind OT Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Oak Tree Consulting Pvt. Ltd.) was set up, as a sister company of Oak Tree Engineering, LLC, USA, with its India office in Pune, Maharashtra, in November of 2011. Since its establishment in India, OTEPL has successfully completed numerous challenging projects in different parts of the country. OTEPL excels in setting up new compounding plants – from feasibility studies and site-selection to engineering, equipment installation, and commissioning.
Why Oak Tree Engineering?
Since our humble beginning in 2002 with a compounding line upgrade project for a compounder in Ohio, we have successfully completed over 50 major projects with a wide range of scope and deliverables. Projects ranged from design, engineering installation and commissioning of numerous state of the art compounding lines to installation of complete compounding facilities starting from feasibility studies to detailed engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning. Today we are a well-recognized and respected engineering services supplier in North America, Europe and India for the quality of our work and attention to details. With our extensive network of contractors, vendors, and suppliers, we can provide a vast array of services under the accountability of one entity. We work as an embedded solution with our partners, seamless in every way. Our small size offers the agility to provide Safe, Quality Driven and Cost-Effective services at a competitive price.
With decades of experience around the world and our founder’s roots in India, we literally bring the ‘best of both worlds’ advantage to our customers. We not only provide world class engineering services in compounding and masterbatch fields but also help them bring their facilities up to global standards of manufacturing.