At Operio we see the world a little differently. We believe that manufacturing is supported not by machinery vendors or ingredient suppliers rather by the combination of these two. That is why we are assembling a group of multidisciplinary companies to not just supply the food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries but really support them. We understand the unique challenges you as a manufacturer face and we are ready with the experience and expertise to support you.
WHO WE ARE
Launched in 2022 and started from the seeds of LFA Machines and Vivion Inc, Operio was conceived from a simple idea. Our customers do not need machines or ingredients, our customers need to make products. By bringing together the expertise from Vivion and their knowledge of ingredients and LFA and their intimate understanding of the machinery that the ingredients are used in, Operio’s brands are able to not just provide products but really support them through knowledge.
With over 60 years of combined history we have been working to this point for some time.
To provide solutions to manufacturers of solid dose products.
To assemble a group of companies that through strategic synergies enable manufacturers to consistently deliver high quality solid dose products.
We are building a community by:
When looking for new brands we try to find companies with a value structure that closely lines up to ours so that in time we are able to build strong team bonds and full alignment.
COMPRESSION COMPONENTS AND SERVICES
Compression Components & Service, LLC (CCS) was founded in 2002 with a focus on providing support services to tablet press end users including control systems, spare parts, training and field service.
In 2005, CCS acquired the Stokes Tablet Press and Index Capsule Filler brands in two separate transactions and began to manufacture brand new machines and control systems. The vast experience in the design and manufacturing of tablet presses, capsule fillers and control systems that CCS holds enables them to support the needs of customers with new equipment, remanufactured equipment, control systems, spare parts, training, field service and calibration service.
Index Encapsulation Equipment, LLC is an elite manufacturer of high speed, tamping-style, capsule filling equipment with a 35 year history.
With a focus on quality and customer service, Index provides capsule filler solutions to pharmaceutical & nutraceutical manufacturing companies. For more information, visit ccsindexstokes.com.
Founded in 1954, Elizabeth specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of precision steel tooling products (punches and dies) used to compress powder materials into tableted compacts.
The largest global market for punches and dies is pharmaceutical and nutritional tablets. Other significant markets include consumer batteries, candy & confections, automotive airbags, nuclear fuels, and various chemical & catalytic materials.
Elizabeth is the parent operation to three (3) other domestic factories serving similar and diverse industries. For more information, visit eliz.com.
LFA Machines was started in 2009, initially focusing on small tablet presses. We took time to identify who our customers would be and how we could best serve them. As we learned about the market and the struggles our customers were facing, we decided that:
LFA Machines’ mission is to become synonymous with the tableting and encapsulation of supplements and confectionery.
While our tablet presses can be used in other industries such as compound pharmacies, chemical manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, we discovered that it was simply impossible for us to be experts in all of them. We have found that by honing our expertise in vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts, we are better able to support our customers who need us the most.
Stokes was founded in Philadelphia (circa 1895) and is one of the most recognized and respected names in the tablet press industry. Stokes tablet presses are used in multiple industries including pharmaceutical, nutritional, confectionery, battery, air-bag, chlorine, cannabis, munitions, powder metals, as well as other industrial applications. For more information, visit stokestabletpresses.com.
Founded in 1957 by Edward Poleselli, Vivion has grown to be the leading West coast supplier of ingredients for Nutritional, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, Personal Care, Agricultural and Industrial markets and have products for nearly every application.
With a strong foundation in their values Vivion provides value through having a large range of well documented products on hand and ready for your use. Vivion brings all of this together in their mission.
We are constantly looking for new brands to join us. If you think that your company is able to fill a gap in our knowledge and if your companies values align with ours we would love to hear from you.
Chairman of the Board