Routsis Plastics Training

Hands-on, Online, and Ongoing Training for Your Entire Workforce

Highly-skilled professionals are critical to your company’s success. But how do you cultivate and sustain this vital workforce? Training lectures don’t engage. Once-in-a-while events don’t stick. And while the traditional master-apprentice model is effective, it’s no longer practical in a modern, fast-paced workplace. That’s why top-performing plastics manufacturers turn to Routsis.

Upgrade your training with Routsis, the plastics industry’s premier training provider

Built on over 30 years of success in the plastics industry, our approach combines the best attributes of traditional one-to-one training (continuous interaction, critical feedback, individual pacing, and advanced troubleshooting skills) with powerful online training that’s accessible to every person in your organization — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Routsis delivers comprehensive, effective and affordable training solutions

We work with you to develop a complete, customized training program — tailored to your company’s unique need. Our proven training provides continuous, real-world results; improving efficiency, reducing accidents, and increasing profitability.

Ongoing training for continuous improvement

We go far beyond simply teaching people how to operate machinery. Participants learn to solve complex problems and acquire advanced processing skills — enabling them to support continuous improvement throughout your operation.

A Word from Andy Routsis, Founder and President

Like most plastics professionals, I started out on the production floor. Since then, I’ve owned a tooling shop, and sold and rebuilt molding machines. I’m still active in the industry today as a hands-on engineer, trainer, and adjunct professor at the University Of Massachusetts Lowell’s Department Of Plastics Engineering.

Over the years, I’ve seen firsthand how much money and resources plastics companies can waste – and how many opportunities they can miss – simply due to poorly trained workforces. I’ve also observed why many training programs fall short: Too often, they’re too disruptive, too inconvenient, too temporary, or just too dull to have any lasting benefit.

That’s why I founded Routsis Training more than 30 years ago: To fill the pressing need for engaging, convenient, ongoing training in the plastics industry.

Today, I’m honored to say that more than 2,800 companies in 37 countries use our training materials — including 93 learning centers and educational institutions that use our interactive training programs as part of their standard curricula.

If you have questions about any of our programs or our approach, please don’t hesitate to ask us today.

— Andy Routsis

The Return on Your Plastics Training Investment with Routsis

In a recent industry survey, we found that most companies lose over a quarter of a million dollars annually in scrap and reworked parts. Since poorly skilled employees are the root cause of most of these production losses, the highest and most immediate return on investment of Routsis Training comes from reductions in these three categories: Scrap, Downtime and Equipment Damage.

Well-trained workers provide immediate payback

Manufacturers who use Routsis Training typically realize reductions of over 61% in scrap and rework while also eliminating customer returns – all as a direct result of improving the skills and confidence of their workforce.

  • Lower scrap rates
  • Reduced mold damage
  • Decreased machine downtime
  • Improved troubleshooting time
  • Faster machine startup
  • Fewer defects
  • More consistent part quality
  • Highly repeatable processes
  • Shorter cycle times
  • Fewer accidents
  • Process optimization
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Quicker changeovers
  • Extended tool and machine life
  • More energy-efficient processes

Maintain your competitive edge with Routsis RightStart™

Our Rightstart™ program is guaranteed to improve the knowledge base and skill set of your entire workforce and will ultimately result in producing better plastic parts and increased profits. By making better parts, you’ll notice that your customers are more satisfied, a decrease in customer returns, more attention to detail from your employees, and streamlined quality control.

After we setup your company’s dedicated training portal, we’ll actually visit your plant to create a custom training plan specifically designed for each job position at your workplace. Based on your facilities, we will create job-specific tasks to develop and reinforce proper day-to-day work habits. Within a day, you’ll learn how to setup, implement, configure, track, and customize your training - and your employees can start learning immediately.

Contact us today to discuss what Routsis’s RightStart™ program can to do for your facility.