We are a full service shop, committed to providing you a top quality experience. Start with the fit & function and the aesthetics of package design — then move on to engineering — to tool fabrication — to manufacturing — to quality assurance — and end with a timely delivery. From start to finish, Walter Drake Inc. carries the load.

We combine decades of know-how with the latest in design and engineering CAD/CAM software; state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment; an available Class 1000 clean room and a robust, ISO compliant, quality assurance program.

Our service levels range from one release orders — to multiple release blanket orders. We also offer JIT ship from stock programs.



Your package. Your success. Our creativity.

Our design work starts with your specifications for fit & function, price point and your perception of style. We then turn loose our imagination to design you a custom clamshell, tray or blister package that will set you apart from your competition.

"… I walked into Walter Drake with one of my parts and no ideas. When I left, I had a winning package … They made me look great and my product looks great …"
"… Walter Drake designed and built 3 major package lines for me … Within 90 days, I had new clamshells for a critical trade show …"
"… I am convinced that Walter Drake's package design contributed to my 30% increase in sales last year …"



Your package. Your success. Our attention to detail.

Final package designs result in fully engineered 3-D solid surface models using the latest in CAD software. Engineered design models are programmed in the latest CAM software and are used to drive our precision CNC tool fabrication shop.

If you already have engineered designs, send us your CAD files. We can work with all major CAD/CAM formats.

"… Walter Drake engineered a package for my medical device company that has fits & functions that four other thermoformers told me I could not do …"
"… Walter Drake successfully created features in my health & beauty aids package that outside toolmakers said would fail …"
"… When I wanted to modify one of my existing packages, they showed me how to do it without the expense of building a new tool …"



Your package. Your success. Our craftsmanship.

Walter Drake's in-house staff of toolmakers uses only the highest quality, aircraft grade aluminum and CNC machined tolerances to fabricate new tooling. Our commitment to precision tooling assures the superior fit and function of your clamshell, tray or blister package.

If you already own tooling, we can usually work with it to make similar, and often better, quality parts for you immediately. In many cases, our mold shop is able to upgrade your tooling to make noticeably better parts than you have been receiving.

"… I moved 6 sets of tooling to Walter Drake from another supplier and they upgraded them for me … my production parts look better than they ever did …"
"… other suppliers have made me feel like I am too fussy or that I ask for too much. At Walter Drake they simply accomplish what I ask for without any complaints …"



Your package. Your success. Our process.

Our thermoformed package manufacturing equipment is state-of-the-art and carries a full complement of process control accessories. Our close tolerance, high-speed in-line process delivers the highest quality at the lowest prices.

Because our customers rely on us to solve a wide range of clamshell, tray and blister applications, we have developed a supply network to source raw materials from all over the world and the experience to mold difficult raw materials into fully certified parts.

We routinely run a variety of virgin, laminated and recycled raw materials that include PVC, vinyl, PET, PETG, HIPS, styrene, flocked styrene, OPS, polyethylene, polypropylene, medical grade laminates and static dissipative (ESD) materials in gauges from .0075" to .070". Colors vary from clear to standard opaque to custom PMS color matches.

"… 30 million parts over the past 3 years and not 1 reject ! …"
"… the plant is immaculate … you can eat off the floor …"
"… their equipment is state-of-the-art … their technical skills are high … their processes are controlled … the result is that their quality and prices are great …"

Clean Room

clean room

Do you need an ultra-clean package? Our Class 1000 clean room handles all contamination free production requirements, with special emphasis on medical, pharmaceutical and electronics applications. Our conditioned environment applies to our production and packing areas alike and includes laminar air flow, web cleaning, ionizing and other static dissipative equipment.

"… they run a Class 1000 clean room that is perfect for the "no excuses" particulate free requirements of some of my products …"

Quality Assurance

quality assurance

Your package. Your success. Our commitment.

Walter Drake is fully and voluntarily ISO compliant. Our calibrated equipment, our employee training records, our documented procedures and our written records are at the core of our comprehensive quality assurance program. We are proactive from purchase order through packing control, with documented traceability from customer quotation through to shipping release. Our raw material can be traced back to our supplier's production data and your finished clamshells, trays and blisters can be traced back to our use of that raw material and to our production data. We routinely receive the highest rating from customer and third party quality audits, including medical and pharmaceutical accounts.

"… their QA program is excellent … from my quote request - to raw material content - to in-process records - to shipping … they give me the no nonsense traceability that I need …"
"… a very robust program …"
"… their QA presentation is thoroughly convincing and their ten year record with my medical device company supports that it is not just talk …"

Shipping Programs

shipping programs

Your package. Your success. Our promise.

We ship the right quantity, on time and within spec --- period. Our service levels range from one release orders — to multiple release blanket orders. We also offer JIT ship from stock programs.

"… I don't think they have ever missed a shipment …"
"… their ability to live up to my JIT program is critical to my operation …"
"… I give them annual and quarterly guidance and they give me next day shipments …"
"… I pull a mixed bag of SKU's twice per week from a total line of 24 SKU's … they don't know what I'll pull next and yet they almost never miss a shipment …"