Made in the USABehind the American Manufacturing of OtterBox Venture Coolers
“The way OtterBox is making the Venture Cooler, no one else is doing that. We had a 900-pound bear play with it for an hour, the cooler was hit with a wrecking ball, we had a piano dropped on it. It passed with flying colors.” – Brandon Barnes, Global Supply Chain Manager
When it comes to high-quality manufacturing and acute attention to detail, few manufacturing meccas match up to Detroit. That’s why we chose Motown as the birth place for Venture coolers.
Venture coolers are proudly made in the USA at an innovative manufacturing facility in Detroit, Mich. – where high-quality American manufacturing was perfected.
“Identifying a supplier stateside who is technically competent where there is a lot of technical manufacturing expertise around the automotive industry is in a place like Detroit,” said Alan Morine, OtterBox Product Development lead. “It all came together in terms of being the right business decision on top of coolers being made in the U.S.”
That repeatable quality is made possible by partnering with an American manufacturer with a long-standing background in the automotive industry.
“Part of making coolers in the U.S. includes automation,” Morine said. “What automation does for us is ensure a repeatable quality, done the same way every time.”
By choosing to use injection molding, OtterBox Venture coolers and dryboxes will continue to be made in the U.S. long term.
There’s definitely an element of pride in making our coolers in the U.S. and having all that automation and being able to make the amazing quality product that we make.
“Part of our commitment was to include a lot of automation in how we make these coolers,” Morine said. “And that also ties into the choice to do injection molding. Rotational molding is cruder, not as refined, not as consistent or repeatable as injection molding. We have more capacity in the U.S. for injection molding.”
This guarantees that every Venture cooler is meticulously molded, shaped, assembled and quality-checked with 100-percent American craftsmanship. This consistency, precision and care delivers a cooler unlike any other, providing superior cooling with trusted OtterBox durability.
“There’s definitely an element of pride in making our coolers in the U.S. and having all that automation and being able to make the amazing quality product that we make.”