Canadian Plastics

Demag opens new plant in China

New production facility with significantly higher output rate comes on-stream.

July 15, 2015   Canadian Plastics

Inside the new production hall.

Inside the new production hall.

Plastics processing equipment maker Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has officially opened its new Demag Plastics Machinery facility in Ningbo, China.

The 27,000-square-meter plant employs almost 200 workers, and at present will make Systec C hydraulic injection molding machines with clamping forces from 500 to 10,000 kN. “Automation solutions and turnkey systems are being engineered hand-in-hand with system partners such as Sepro, MAI or Kebo,” Demag said in a statement.

The site will accommodate production and logistics facilities as well as providing about 13,000 square meters of available area and 1,400 square meters of administration floor space.

The plant has a production capacity of up to 1,500 machines per year.

“When Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Schwaig started its out in Ningbo in 1998, they were the first injection moulding company to deliberately install a production site in China,” said chief sales officer Gerd Liebig. “With more than 40,000 installed machines, China is and remains to be the largest international market for injection moulding machines. Our investment in a new facility is the cornerstone for further growth. Our objective is the strategic enhancement of our product portfolio and a high level of application-specific support for our customers.”

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