Custom Molded Products
Founded 1963 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ritus specializes in the design and manufacture of custom-molded products, including wiring grommets, ducts and hoses, seals, custom-molded rubber parts and custom-molded plastics. Ritus mainly serves customers in the automotive, industrial, marine, small engine and power sports/ recreational vehicle markets.
In the year 2000
Due to customer demand and advancements in material development, the corporation expanded to include a plastic injection molding division. Ritus could then provide customers higher quality manufactured plastics, for a competitive price, while serving as a single source solution for their purchasing needs. Ritus also acquired Classic Molding based in Schiller Park, Illinois to further expand their plastics capabilities.
In the year 2005
The company purchased the seal division of John Crane, based in Vandalia, Illinois, renaming it Vanseal. These additions, furthered developed Ritus’ capabilities and broadened its range of manufacturing processes to meet customer needs.
Ritus Corporation, along with sister companies Vanseal Corporation and Classic Molding, was acquired by Blue Point Capital Partners (BPCP). The organization selected BPCP as an equity partner because of its proven track record of assisting successful companies with the next stage of development. The combined resources made up of our engineering-driven platform, talented employees, and BPCP’s experienced operating team, drive our strategic growth, and allow us to expand our service capabilities.
Over 350,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space
Ritus houses over 200 rubber and plastic molding machine presses ranging from 10 to 500 tons. The plants contain over 84 pieces of equipment that support numerous secondary service operations including a test lab, a camera vision system, cryogenic deflashing, material and tool design, overmolding, hot stamping, welding, and assembly.