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KraussMaffei partners with 3CON for reaction process machinery


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January 14, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

Nicolas Beyl, president of the reaction process machinery segment of the KraussMaffei Group, and Hannes Auer, CEO and founder of 3CON (from left to right).

Nicolas Beyl, president of the reaction process machinery segment of the KraussMaffei Group, and Hannes Auer, CEO and founder of 3CON (from left to right).

In a bid to is expand its presence in the area of automotive interior trim making, injection press maker KraussMaffei AG is partnering with Austrian laminating, thermoforming and edgefolding components specialist 3CON Anlagenbau GmbH.

The partnership is designed to build on KraussMaffei’s existing base in reactionary process machinery, which implements production systems for foamed or back-foamed parts for vehicle manufacturing, including instrument panels, door coverings, door panels and window trim.

Through the partnership with 3CON, KraussMaffei said, the two companies hope to have “close domestic and international cooperation” in sales and project engineering. “3CON is a valuable partner to have at our side; together with them, we can also offer our customers technologies for laminating, edgefolding and thermoforming,” Nicolas Beyl, president of the reaction process machinery segment of the KraussMaffei Group, said in a statement.

3CON was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Ebbs, Austria. The company is described as a leading provider of laminating, edgefolding and thermoforming technologies for the automotive industry and its suppliers. It has approximately 200 employees in Ebbs and supports sales and service centres around the world.

KraussMaffei is headquartered in Munich, Germany.