R and D - Leverage Company Profile
R&D, Integrated Solutions in Plastics, is recognized as one of the world's leading suppliers of tooling for the food, beverage, home, personal care and healthcare industries. With offices in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area and in the United Kingdom, R&D is a full-service plastic product solutions company. From idea, to tooling, to manufacturing, the company's packaging solutions support the branded product. Services include full mold manufacturing for PET tooling, IBM tooling, injection molds and a full range of support functions that include sampling analysis, mold maintenance, contract molding and processing assistance. Leverage, Integrated Industrial Design, is R&D's full-service consumer packaging design component, located in a separate facility within the R&D campus. Leverage's four-pronged range of services includes: upfront research (retail audits, trend and color study, ethnographic research, consumer brainstorming); concept development (story boards, feasibility studies, digital prototyping, graphic design and branding); validation (online design, model making); and implementation (prototype molds, mold sampling and low-volume production).