What is TOOLPLACE?
TOOLPLACE helps injection moulding companies to become more efficient, establish more innovative technologies and to hold their position in international competition in the long term.
On the one hand, TOOLPLACE offers all the advantages of a digital procurement solution that has been specially developed for the procurement of injection moulds. When used with your inventory supplier pool, your employees are greatly relieved of administrative processes, so that free capacities are created for your specialists.
On the other hand, the TOOLPLACE AI algorithm can supplement your project requests with additional mould makers from our own database. This database consists of mold maker from Germany, Switzerland and Austria, which are globally acknowledged for innovative solutions and high quality moulds.
Using TOOLPLACE you can find these suppliers fast and easy, which have all been visited by one of our tooling experts.
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Your advantages with TOOLPLACE
Win more projects
The AI algorithm can add additional, technologically suitable toolmakers from the TOOLPLACE database to your project requests. This gives you a broader market view and increases the chance that you can meet your customer's targets.
The TOOLPLACE inquiry software was developed specifically for project inquiries of injection molds. Many administrative tasks of this important process, e.g. the creation of the quotation summary, can be significantly simplified as a result.
Find targeted toolmakers
The competences of the toolmakers registered with TOOLPLACE have been included in our database and verified by our experts on site. The database enables a quick and targeted search for the suitable toolmakers.
New customers without active sales
The TOOLPLACE sales team acquires injection molders to use TOOLPLACE services. If the supplier request or project inquiry fits your competence profile, the AI algorithm ensures that this customer inquiry gets forwarded directly to you.
More constant capacity utilization
Especially in busy times, all resources are needed for ongoing projects. TOOLPLACE opens an additional sales channel for you as a toolmaker. This increases the number of suitable inquiries for you, even if you yourself are currently not active in sales.
More insights for strategic decissions
The TOOLPLACE team is active in sales in different industries, regions and markets. If the AI algorithm then assigns inquiries from these customers to you, you as a toolmaker gain valuable insights for strategic further development.
For a development project, we needed a new supplier at short notice for an injection mold and initial prototype parts. Within a few days, TOOLPLACE provided us with a contact whose competencies exactly matched the small special component we wanted to implement.
The collaboration was very focused and efficient. We will gladly use the services of TOOLPLACE again.
We had received a promising inquiry from a customer. However, their manufacturing technology required special toolmaking expertise that our pool of suppliers did not cover.
TOOLPLACE not only helped us to clearly specify the requirements, but also very quickly provided us with the appropriate toolmaker contacts. This enabled us to meet the customer’s tight timeframe and bid the project.
For one of our projects, we needed a toolmaker with specific skills. Since we had to act quickly, we did not have time to go into the time-consuming search for a suitable supplier ourselves. Therefore, we used TOOLPLACE and were able to identify several suitable toolmakers quickly and easily. A great experience that saved us a lot of effort. After this great experience, we will approach TOOLPLACE more often in the future!
Frequently asked questions about TOOLPLACE
The price depends on the particular service. Please contact a TOOLPLACE employee, then your personal request can be discussed and an offer can be made.
Our digital services relate to application areas around injection molding.
Specifically, we are developing software that greatly simplifies the mold procurement process. In addition, it is possible to search for new mold makers quickly and easily via TOOLPLACE.
Small companies in particular benefit from TOOLPLACE services:
At a small injection molder, important employees are often occupied with dual functions. This leaves little time for tasks such as a proactive search for new moldmakers. TOOLPLACE can greatly simplify this search with its moldmaker database. Likewise, a small injection molder benefits especially from the automations in our digital mold request process. Thus, the important employees can focus on the essential tasks.
A small moldmaker often has difficulty raising the funds for an active sales force. We can take that work off their hands with TOOLPLACE services.
That’s exactly why we have our toolmaker database. In it, we have stored the competencies of all toolmakers who are registered with us. The competencies include tool-specific content as well as process-related details under which the tools run in production.
For example, if you are looking for a moldmaker for LSR processing (silicone injection molding), metal powder injection molding (MIM, Metal Injection Molding) or foil back molding (IMD, IML, Insert Molding), then let us know. We will then ask for a few more details and send you the results of the search.
Feel free to contact a TOOLPLACE representative if you have any further questions.
Yes, you can also access only the TOOLPLACE toolmaker database. A typical use case would be, for example, if you are looking for a toolmaker for a new technology (metal injection molding, textile back molding, silicone injection molding,…).
For this purpose, contact a TOOLPLACE employee. He will help you.