Custom Engineering designs and manufactures platen hydraulic presses

Since 1954 the Custom Engineering Company has been the leader in the design and manufacture of heated platens and related press components, with an excellent reputation for its expertise in machining, fabrication and assembly in the platen press industry.

Custom Engineering can design and manufacture even the most challenging specialty platen presses for your needs, single opening, and multiple opening, up acting or down acting.  With more than 165,000 Sq. Ft. of fabrication and assembly space and an additional 35,000 Sq. Ft. of precision machining space, Custom Engineering can handle your project quickly and efficiently.  Our commitment to providing the latest technology,  training and continuous improvement concepts available to our employees ensures your project will be in the hands of some of the most experienced professionals in the world today.

Custom Engineering is strategically based in Erie Pennsylvania with access to Interstate 90 and 79 via the Bayfront parkway, our location makes shipping large and heavy components quick and easy.

Loading and unloading solutions are often accompanied as a complete package.

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Our engineering staff can design a platen press for virtually any manufacturing requirement

Our presses are used in the manufacturing and production and are designed to your specific needs:

  • particle board manufacturing
  • golf ball manufacturing
  • paneling manufacturing
  • printer consumables like toner and print cartridges
  • high pressure or high temperature presses
  • composite material manufacturing and fabrication
  • multi opening
  • honycomb panel manufacturing
  • phenolic panel manufacturing




Custom Engineering offers complete turnkey design, construction and installation supervision of many types of presses with a variety of heating and cooling options installed world wide to countries like Japan, China, Australia, Thailand, Canada and the United States.

  • Compression Molding Presses
  • Hydraulic Laminating presses
  • Heating Tables
  • Specialty Machinery