Spotlight: UPG

UPG is a leading supplier of precise injection molded components and assemblies for leading industries.

For nearly 70 years, Houston-based company UPG has served a global clientele as a leading manufacturer and supplier of plastic injection-molded components and assemblies. The company has established a sterling reputation for delivering high-quality solutions to a wide range of industries. Through its UPtyma division, it has been servicing data center needs for 25 years.


UPG prides itself on innovation, precision, and a commitment to sustainability. The company has a proud history of engineering some of the most complex injection-molded products in the world. Trusted by leading global OEMs, it provides its customers with top-notch design services, superior technology, and a global manufacturing footprint that ensures products of the utmost quality.

A Diverse Portfolio

Originally founded in 1954 in Anaheim, CA, as Southern Plastic Mold, UPG’s heritage has been cemented across the decades by serving the computer equipment industry by producing specialized composite parts. After nearly seven decades of organic growth through an ever-expanding catalog of capabilities, UPG now serves blue-chip players like Dell,  IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Honeywell, Medtronic, and Bosch.

The company’s products include KVM rack-mounted console kits, drive carriers, monitors, and switches for data centers; ablation devices, surgical clips, and filters for the medical industry; and feedthroughs, perforation gun components, and boiler components for energy and industrial applications.

UPG offers a diverse portfolio of plastic components and assemblies catering to technology, automotive, medical, consumer goods, and defense industries. The company prioritizes innovation and technology, continuously investing in cutting-edge equipment and manufacturing processes to keep pace with and surpass evolving industry standards. It maintains rigorous quality control standards and certifications to ensure product reliability and durability with a zero-defect philosophy.

A Global Reach

By operating three manufacturing facilities — in Houston, Texas, Cardiff, Wales, and Suzhou, China — UPG benefits customers worldwide by offering a complete range of capabilities that extend entirely from design to final delivery. The company’s three locations employ more than 500 people.

UPG’s Houston hub is a state-of-the-art facility that provides precision injection molding, assembly, automation, and contract manufacturing. In October 2019, the plant underwent a 17,000-square-foot expansion to 60,000 total square footage, adding 25 jobs to the area over the next six months. This location produces plastic and metal components and assembles products like circuit boards for the data center and energy sectors.

The Cardiff, Wales facility in the UK manufactures components for the data center, automotive, industrial/consumer, and healthcare/medical end markets. The facility also offers clean room molding and medical device assembly capabilities in an ISO Class 7 environment.

The Suzhou facility in China is the manufacturing alternative for UPG’s Asian market that provides precision injection molding, micro-molding, assembly and testing, and contract manufacturing.

Diving into Data

A quarter century ago, UPG turned its attention to creating high-performance data center products under the UPtyma imprint. UPtyma products significantly increase efficiencies in data centers worldwide through outstanding uptime and ease of use. The integration of UPtyma’s designers and engineers with UPG’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities uniquely positions UPtyma to deliver high-quality parts and TPC’s signature ability to engineer custom solutions based on customer-specific needs.

Today, UPtyma offers four products that increase productivity in data centers worldwide. These products include the UP110A – Analog (VGA) to Digital (DisplayPort) Adapter, KVM Rackmount Console Kit, Rackmount LCD Monitor, and 19-inch Rack Blanking Panels. There are more innovative products on the way.

Certifications and Registrations

UPG’s Houston headquarters is ISO 9001 registered, Restrictive of Hazardous Substances (“RoHS”), and UL compliant.

The Cardiff facility is ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, IATF 16949, and cGMP registered.

The Suzhou facility is ISO 9001 and IATF 16494 registered, CSA approved, and UL and China Compulsory Certification (“CCC”) compliant.

TPC’s Acquisition

The Partner Companies acquired UPG in October 2022, expanding its specialty manufacturing offerings into plastics. The acquisition has extended a global reach to this international consortium with operating companies that deliver comprehensive solutions designed to change the world. TPC and UPG share a common business culture and core values, making them an ideally suited team with a bright future.