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StackTeck adds operations in South Korea

The 139,000-square-foot facility located in Hwaseong is Brampton, Ont.-based StackTeck's first moldmaking plant outside of North America.


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January 11, 2019 by Canadian Plastics

The new StackTeck Asia headquarters.

Canadian moldmaker StackTeck Systems Ltd. has opened its first moldmaking plant outside of North America, a 139,000-square-foot facility located in Hwaseong, South Korea.

The facility first opened as a subsidiary of StackTeck’s parent company in 2010, with a focus on building molds for PET preforms, medical, and packaging applications.

This business will now be called StackTeck Asia.

“The product range and technical abilities of StackTeck Asia are very well suited to support StackTeck’s business in the region,” John Yu, the Senior Board Director for StackTeck, said in a statement. “Combining efforts of these two businesses will bring many synergies, as there is significant overlap in market applications. StackTeck Asia is particularly strong in molds for PET preforms, packaging, and medical.”

Brampton, Ont.-based StackTeck has also announced that it has appointed Rick Unterlander as its new general manager, where he will focus on PET preform projects in the Americas and act as a liaison to StackTeck Asia.

Over 100 PET preform molds have been built to date, StackTeck said, including a significant number of high cavitation molds running in Japan.

Founded more than 35 years ago, StackTeck makes injection molds for caps and closures, medical, PET preforms, and thin-wall packaging; as well as complete system integrations including in-mold labelling.