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Stork Plastics Machinery starts selling in North America

Although news coming from the major injection molding machinery manufacturers hasn't always been good in the last f...

February 11, 2008   Canadian Plastics

Although news coming from the major injection molding machinery manufacturers hasn’t always been good in the last few months — insolvencies, corporate restructuring and lower North American demand, just to name a few — it’s not all doom and gloom in the sector.

Dutch-based Stork Plastics Machinery B.V., a leading European manufacturer of high speed molding machines, has just announced that it will start selling into the North American market.

Stork has been in the business of producing molding machines for over 40 years, but has stuck primarily to the European market. Stork said the move into North America is part of a “broader strategy” to expand into different markets.

The company also noted that it has adapted the specifications of its equipment to comply with U.S. market requirements.

The company produces machines up to 1550 tons, with a highly flexible product range primarily focused on rigid packaging customers. The company also prides itself on its philosophy that the injection molding machine “will not be the bottle neck.”

“Whether it concerns [in-mold labeling] or two-component solutions, the company has a proven track record and after a careful investigation of the North American market, the company is ready to move into this demanding area here,” said the company in announcing its plans.

Stork has appointed Tony Thompson as its sales manager for North America, who brings 25 years of experience to the company.


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