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Keep up with the latest appliance trends by using high-quality, American-made components

Appliance Industry

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As an appliance manufacturer, you are challenged with staying ahead of the market by producing product that is more innovative and higher-quality than your competitors, yet still competitively priced. It’s important for you to find knowledgeable suppliers that will work with you through short development and supply times in order to get your new products to market faster and meet changing design trends.

We understand these challenges and can leverage our years of experience in the appliance industry to develop custom components using various capabilities including:

At Vollrath Manufacturing Services (VMS), we form partnerships that deliver solutions for the appliances industry. We solve problems too complex for the typical contract manufacturer while reducing lead times and boosting output.


We can provide engineering design consulting and a variety of manufacturing capabilities to help you with your new product development.

Home & Commercial Appliances

Our engineers have extensive experience partnering with appliance manufacturers in a variety of applications. When it comes to kitchen appliances, we have the added benefit of being able to leverage industry knowledge from our own foodservice businesses where we manufacture commercial foodservice equipment ranging from charbroilers to countertop ovens, soft serve machines, and more. In our experience working with appliance companies, we've utilized deep drawing, metal stamping, and injection molding to develop components including:

  • Home Grills
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Dish Washers
  • Clothing Steamers

Often, we provide value-add processes like:

  • Welding
  • Brush Polishing
  • Powder Coating
  • Passivation

Custom Appliance Solutions

Our engineers design and build custom components and products. If you’re considering a custom appliance solution, our team will meet with you to determine your needs and guide you through the entire process.

VMS has all the prototype design and validation your project will need. If you don’t have a design or drawing, we can help you create one. If you already have a design, our engineers will review it and identify cost-savings design opportunities and engineer out any potential production issues.

Once the design is finalized, we have the ability to use 3D printers to create prototypes and models to ensure you can see the final product prior to production.

Our experienced tooling engineers can develop custom tooling to your specifications or modify existing stock components to create your part.

Our robust sourcing capabilities give you access to our large network of material suppliers. Our volumes and connections ensure that your material costs start low and stay low.

When it’s time for production, our breadth of capabilities and capacity give us the flexibility to manufacture quality components and products quickly.

Why Vollrath

Vollrath Manufacturing Services engineers act as an extension of your internal team to help you reduce the barriers and long lead times of typical new product development environments.

Engineering Expertise.

Vollrath has experienced electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, tooling and industrial engineers on staff. Think of our team as an extension of yours. We are a resource you can turn to when you need help developing components for continued success.

Right from the beginning, VMS will provide professional project management resources to support your project, solve problems and ensure our team meets your deadlines. All key VMS functions will be available to work with your team.

Manufacturing Capabilities.

VMS offers various capabilities at our six Wisconsin-based manufacturing facilities. Our facilities are ISO certified with either ISO 9001 or ISO/TS 16949. We also are knowledgeable about UL, CSA, NSF, ETL and CE standards.

Each of our facilities offers its own manufacturing specialties, allowing us to serve a broad range of industries. Our varied capabilities and extensive capacity allow us to be more resourceful and responsive than most suppliers.

American Sustainability.

We are an American company manufacturing American-made goods in the country’s heartland. Through our Lean manufacturing team and Continuous Improvement/Kaizen events, we work to eliminate waste in our manufacturing systems. All cardboard used in our plants is recycled as well. For more information on our sustainability efforts, please visit our Sustainability web page.

As a company we care about making the world a better place.  We give back to the communities where we work and live. Our employees participate in programs like Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and more. We have also implemented an engineering co-op program as a means to recruit high potential candidates by providing a meaningful and educational work experience in their field of study. Please see our Community Outreach page for more information.


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