KBX Engineering is your sourcing specialist for Asian tooling.
With more than 60 years of combined experience in the tooling
build and program management. We offer our customers total
solutions management of their projects.
• Automotive Industry
• Appliance Industry
• Electronics Industry
3. Our services provide our customers with the most cost effective way to design, build and try out their
tooling by utilizing our International Tool & Die Group. This group includes KBX design engineers and
program management personnel located in North America. Our group consist of several North American
Tool & Die facilities that assist in 3D Design / Engineering changes / Die Try Out & Service
In China we have a group of tool & die manufactures we use to build the actual dies based on our North
American designs. We have KBX Engineers and Metallurgist located in China that are placed in the
tooling house we specify for each individual program. These engineers manage each individual tool
build from start to finish providing digital picture and time line reports as the tool builds progress.
Having multiple resources to choose from allows us to place your project in the most cost effective
source, meeting both your quality and timing requirements.
We encourage and invite our North American customers to visit our suppliers. However, we also
understand the cost of making multiple trips overseas to monitor individual projects. Our services are
here to limit those costs and allow our American engineering group in China to shoulder those
4. How It Works
After Program Awarded
• Assist with material shipments & customs
to China • First Hits in country require inspection
• Detailed Timelines, critical paths & gages. KBX offers 3rd party certified gages
milestones for tooling. and R&R studies for all gages built in
• Strip layouts & die design reviews in China
North America • After PAPP run off: tear down and 100%
• Design approval initiates machining and review of details and fittings completed
program managers in China and U.S. before shipping.
communicate with weekly updates to • Die try out and Run off completed in US
customers with strategic partners. All customers are
• KBX Engineers on site during entire encouraged to attend.
program build. • Dies shipped to customers for in house trial
• Part drawings / written tolerances initiate and KBX will attend these runs offs.
sampling / measurement plan for finished • KBX Engineering Inc. has strategic
part from die. partners for after sales service, engineering
• PPAP 300 parts, 30 piece capability study changes and emergency repairs.
of critical dimensions & 6 piece 100% • KBX warrants our tooling for 1 year of
dimensional layout using PC Demis normal use against workmanship or
software for CMM. purchased items premature failures.
5. • KBX has strategic partners in Asia.
• KBX has experienced engineers living in
USA, Mexico and Mainland China.
• Our strategic partners in both U.S and China
have invested in state of the art equipment,
latest software for CAD/CAM and CAE, but
more importantly knowledgeable and
18,000M² 74 Die Assembly ISO 9001 Certified Facility
311 Employees 25 Die Try Out & Tune Started Exporting Dies in 2002
39 Engineers 20 Inspectors
99 Machinist 54 Management & Office Personnel
7. Design & Engineering
• CAD Design
• Catia V5
• Solid Works
• Auto CAD
• Auto Form 4.0
• Dynaform 5.2
8. CNC Machines
(1) 4M x 2M Large CNC
(15) Standard CNC Machines (3) High Speed CNC Machines
9. Machine Equipment
26 Wire EDM 2-D Laser
25 Small Grinding Machines 26 Large Grinding Machines
15. PF Group
Shenzhen China 1997 JiangXi China 2012
4,000M² another 5,000M² by Feb 2013
In house heat Treat of tool steels
100 Die Assembly
25 Die Assembly
25 Die Try Out & Tune
12 Die Tryout & Tune
20 Inspection Department
4 Inspection Department
40 Management & Office
6 Management & Office
16. Shenzhen Facility Engineering Capability
Over 10 years experience in Automotive
Dies . We have 60 Cad work stations
stations. We cover the tool design and
part modification. We are also able to
incorporate any design changes during
the manufacturing process.
In addition, PF group can offer one-stop
service, from feasibility analysis to part
AutoCad, Pro E, SolidWorks, Catia V5,
Autoform, Fastform, and DynaForm,
19 CNC-milling centers (2 high speed)
Max. Machine table size: 5150 x 1800 mm
19 NC wire cutting machine
12 Surface Griding Machine / Precision Grinder
23. JiangXi CNC Machining
Table size up to 5150 x
2 more CNC machines
are coming year end
24. Factory in JiangXi
We specialize in big tool &
casting die machining,
assembly and tryout, most of
the parts are for the automotive
Our first customers at this new
location are Brose, BEHR and
Gestamp all from Europe.
27. Inspection Gages
Sales volume of 2011：5 million RMB.
Sales volume of 2012：12 million RMB.
Sales volume target of 2013：18 million RMB.
• Total amount of employee: 45 (including 8 engineers)
• Main equipment: 3 pcs of CNC, 4 pcs of CMM
• Direct customer: KBX, GMD, ITI, BYD, Huayisheng, Xinpin, etc.
• Indirect customer: VW, HONDA, TOYOTA, RENAULT, WEBASTO, etc.
28. Third Party Certification
Shenzhen Academy of Metrology &
We can provide the third party certification per customers’ requirement
32. Robert Crane Ken Bornhorst Bill VanHoose
Director Program Mgmt Director Engineering USA Director Engineering China
Robert@kbxtool.com firstname.lastname@example.org Bill@kbxtool.com
Cell 586-899-9790 Cell 937.216.3015 Cell 86 186.6537.5957
CH Crane Elisa Martinez- Angela Ren
Director Sales & Marketing Program Manager Mexico Program Manager China
CH@kbxtool.com email@example.com Angela@kbxtool.com
Cell 586-899-9791 Cell 81 8064.4889 Cell 86 159.8073.3531
200 Maple Park Blvd, Suite 203
St Clair Shores, Michigan 48081