Our History

Crystal Die and Mold, Inc. was founded in 1967 by Franz Müller and Günther Bantin as a job shop specializing in the manufacture of injection molds.

In 1970, Crystal Die and Mold moved to its current location at 905 West Algonquin Road in Algonquin,Illinois. Algonquin is nestled in the scenic Fox River Valley of McHenry County, just 45 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and a short drive to O'Hare International Airport.

In the early 1970's, CDM expanded into injection molding and developed a diverse customer base. Dramatic growth necessitated two building additions to accommodate the increased molding operation. Under the watchful eyes of founders Müller and Bantin, manufacturing and operational growth continued into the 1980's, culminating in the selection of CDM as a member of Motorola's preferred supplier base, a milestone in the history of Crystal Die & Mold. Secondary assembly services and decorating services were added to CDM's operations in 1987.

Continued growth created the need for more space, and in the 1990s two buildings were leased within a short walking distance of the main plant. These buildings primarily house non-manufacturing operations such as Design Engineering, Accounting, Shipping and Receiving, Raw Material and Finished Goods Warehouses, Human Resources, but also include the entire Secondary Assembly and Decorating Operations.

Another important milestone in CDM's history was the successful achievement of ISO 9001 registration in late 1999. As an ISO company, we welcome our customers' feedback and take corrective and preventive measures to ensure continued compliance with this international standard.

CDM Corporate Building
Our People

Crystal Die & Mold is proud of its employees and their dedication to producing the finest quality molds and piece parts. To assist them in achieving these high standards, CDM provides tuition reimbursement and an on-site training partnership established with local educational resources.

Owners Müller and Bantin farsightedly established their commitment to employees with Fortune 100-comparable benefits, state-of-the-art working environments, flexible shift schedules, and a policy of promoting from within. This enlightened approach has resulted in the hiring and retention of a well-trained, highly motivated staff that enables CDM to maintain its enviable global position in the industry.

  CDM Employees

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Crystal Die & Mold, Inc.
5521 Meadowbrook Ct., Rolling Meadows, Illinois  60008  USA
Phone: 847-658-6535 • Fax: 847-658-6735
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