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Husky to open second Japanese facility

Husky Injection Molding Systems, of Bolton, Ont., will open its second technical center in Japan this fall, a facil...

July 14, 2008   Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems, of Bolton, Ont., will open its second technical center in Japan this fall, a facility in Minami Machida that includes hot runner assembly.

The new center will serve as Husky’s Japanese headquarters. Minami Machida is just a mile from Husky’s technical center in Yokohama, which opened in 1996.

The company opened its first mould manufacturing operation in Japan in 1971.

Husky is leasing the building in Minami Machida, the company said. It is double the size of the Yokohama center.

The Minami Machida operation will handle PET sales and mould refurbishing; hot runner assembly, maintenance and sales, machine and technology demonstrations and customer training.

“This gives us the opportunity to offer increased support capabilities to the growing Japanese market, especially beverage packaging customers,” said Husky Asia-Pacific president Gerardo Chiaia.

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