Engineering & Design


Portage has engineering design capabilities to help you optimize form, fit and function of your product throughout the entire value chain.  This includes a complete needs assessment of product, storage, and handling throughout the entire supply chain, production, filling, merchandising, user interface and consumption.

One of the Company’s primary strengths lies within its Tool Engineer Design Team, which develops the right package fit and performance for the customer’s product.

We offer quick turnaround on prototyping, 3-D parts and test quantity runs to prove out your package performance.  All of these combined services ensure delivery of a successful package design, thus avoiding duplication of expensive commercial tooling.

We offer services to our customers, including:

  • CAD Solid Works and Kubotek Key Creator Engineering Capabilities.

  • CNC programmed aluminum tools for precise part fabrications.

  • Analytical services for container and materials including barrier shelf life performance.

  • Customized product packaging to help assure timely and safe delivery to customer facilities.

  • PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) Analysis of production parts (automotive industry).

In addition, the Company employs quick “change over” tooling techniques and mechanical systems to optimize set up times for improved efficiency.


  • Product needs assessment

  • Application and Manufacturing Assessment

  • Lifecycle handling requirements and needs

  • Design to Perform