Canadian Plastics

Trip to Argentina pays off for moldmaking and equipment companies

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The South American market has been very, very good to a couple of Canadian companies recently. Heins PCM Machinery Ltd. has sold a Heins PCM 750 blow molding machine to Enplas S.A.I.C. based in Buenos...

The South American market has been very, very good to a couple of Canadian companies recently. Heins PCM Machinery Ltd. has sold a Heins PCM 750 blow molding machine to Enplas S.A.I.C. based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to Miguel Petrucci, part owner of Heins, Enplas will use the machine, worth approximately US$180,000, to blow mold bottles for the pharmaceutical industry. Petrucci says the sale was a result of on-going marketing efforts in South America, particularly the company’s attendance as an exhibitor at the Argenplas trade show.

“This sale came together as a result of being at the show,” says Petrucci, who reports the deal, including payment, was finalized before he had left the country.

Also, in an unrelated transaction, Petrucci says, Compact Mould Ltd. has closed a deal with Enplas S.A.I.C. for the sale of five sets of injection blow molds to be used to make pre-forms. The sale is worth approximately $US295,000.

Petrucci, president of Compact, says Enplas S.A.I.C. was originally part of a pharmaceutical company that started its own blow molding operation to meet its internal needs for containers. Enplas president Walter Svedas has plans to expand the blowmolding business and upgrade equipment.

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“There are many opportunities for Canadian companies in this market,” says Petrucci. “Canada is viewed as a high-technology country. We’ve found that South American companies have a very favorable impression of Canadian manufacturers. We’re automatically on their list when they’re looking to buy.”

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