Penda Thermoforming Manufacturers

About Us

About Us

Engineering Partnerships Since 1975

At Penda, our passion is to bring great products to life through an exceptional array of thermoformed solutions. It starts with who we are and is reinforced in everything we deliver.

Because the challenges you and your customers face are only getting tougher, we’re not about to let up in advancing your success. That’s why, every day, our people are applying their unique capabilities and experience – in materials research, product development and advanced thermoforming techniques-and testing the limits.

Working with customers in an increasing array of demanding markets, we’re creating exciting new thermoformed products you may never have thought possible. Through collaborative engineering, refined processes, a wide range of value-added capabilities and tireless commitment, we’re cutting time and costs while maximizing quality.

Whatever your application, today’s thermoformed plastics are full of possibilities. Nobody makes them a reality like the people of Penda. Contact us today.

Advanced Technologies

Through new applications of materials, processes and technology, Penda continues to uphold our long tradition of going further for every customer.

From design to process engineering to material science, we bring the advanced skills, experience and expertise required to overcome the most challenging requirements.

Penda’s unique capabilities and experience enable us to execute total system solutions projects to meet your needs.

In doing so, we’re constantly expanding the potential of thermoforming and it shows in the 50-plus patents we hold worldwide. Our solution management team manages & designs multiple processes and complex components.

Innovations and Advantages

  • Class A Surfaces – Smarter techniques that meet color, gloss, and texture matching requirements
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) – One of many sophisticated design techniques we deploy to optimize product performance
  • Extrusion of Multiple Materials
  • Lamination
  • Co-extrusion
  • Assembly
  • In house testing capabilities

Customization Capabilities

Some of the many ways we create a comprehensive solution for every customer:

Material and Processing Technology Expertise

Producing better design for manufacturability that easily integrates into existing systems

Fully Equipped Tooling Facility

Enabling shorter lead times and lower cost for prototypes, design changes and production tools

State-of-the-Art Testing

On-site laboratory expedites performance evaluation and product validation

Integrated Extrusion, Thermoforming, and Assembly

A complete offer to cut lead times and help you consolidate your supply chain

Supplier Management

In-house design and development while managing supplier partners who are experts in their field. Penda puts it all together and delivers the complete package.

Contact us today to discover more about these and other advanced technologies-and how we can apply them to produce a better-quality, lower-cost total system solution for you.

Proven Manufacturing Quality

Any company can talk about a commitment to quality. At Penda, we have the customers and the certifications to prove it.

As a Tier 1 supplier and preferred manufacturing partner to leading OEMs worldwide, we work hard to ensure the total satisfaction of each of our thousands of customers. This dedication to quality made us one of the first organizations to achieve IATF 16949 certification-just one of many awards recognizing the consistently superior quality produced by our team.

Manufacturing Quality

Quality Certifications

OEM Supplier Honors

Seven-time recipient of the Toyota Distinguished Supplier Award
Four-time winner of the Chrysler Gold Pentastar Award.

IATF 16949:2016

The primary focus of the IATF 16949 standard is the development of a Quality Management System that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The standard, combine with applicable Customer-Specific Requirements (CSR’s), define the QMS requirements for automotive production, service and/or accessory parts. Our Portage, WI and Lerma, Mexico facilities are certified to the IATF 16949:2016 standard.

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) is a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long term environmental impacts of an organization’s products, services and processes. All of Penda’s facilities are certified to ISO 14001 requirements.

Ford Q1

Ford Q1 certification represents that a supplier’s facility or manufacturing site has achieved excellence in five important areas: capable systems, high performance, superior manufacturing process, and satisfied customers. The Q1 mark is considered worldwide as an indication of exceptional quality. Penda’s Portage, WI facility is certified Ford Q1

Environmental Policy

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Environmental Policy Objectives:

Penda is committed to a triple bottom line approach that will help protect our environment for our associates and our community. Our environmental policy focuses on continuous improvement for the environmental management system within the scope of the sale, design and manufacture of large part thermoformed products.  To accomplish this we strive to do the following:

  • Comply with all applicable legal requirements and other requirements related to the environment, which relate to the environmental aspects
  • Reduce waste and prevent pollution by purchasing and using recycled plastics in the manufacture of our products, producing products that are 100% recyclable and reusing all scrap generated internally.
  • Provide a framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets
  • Develop and maintain the EMS appropriately to the nature, scale and environmental impacts of its activities, products and services
  • Provide communication and training to associates and those working on behalf of the organization about our environmental policy and the importance of environmental compliance as required by the Environmental Management System
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David Kruger President Our Leadership


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Penda Corporation in Portage recognized for energy efficiency

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Case Study: High Desert

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