KraussMaffei Corp. opens new innovation centre at Kentucky HQ
The innovation centre was unveiled during the company’s open house on Oct. 5 – an event that also drew record attendance, the company said.
KraussMaffei Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of German extrusion and injection molding machine maker KraussMaffei Group, has opened a new 20,000-square-foot innovation centre at its headquarters in Florence, Kentucky.
The new innovation centre features new meeting space and a permanent area for live equipment demonstrations, said KraussMaffei Corp. president and CEO Paul Caprio. “It gives us more flexibility for machine trials and equipment demonstrations that would otherwise require longer prep time,” Caprio said. “It’s also a great example of how KraussMaffei is making a proactive investment in the future of the company.”
The innovation centre was unveiled during the company’s open house on Oct. 5 – an event that also drew record attendance, Caprio said. “With 750 guests attending, the event beat last year’s celebration that marked KraussMaffei Corp.’s 50th anniversary in the U.S.,” he said. “The turnout just shows how much our growth as a company has made a positive impact on our customers and the market.”
The open house also featured 80 table top displays highlighting additional technology and service offerings from partners – a sixty per cent increase from last year’s 50 participants, Caprio said.
To round out the event, experts from KraussMaffei Corp. and its technology partners presented over 35 technical papers throughout the day. “Topics included market trends in injection molding, extrusion, and polyurethane processing; KraussMaffei’s new Data Xplorer injection molding process data collection technology and the new iPul pultrusion line; plus a host of process and innovation presentations from other vendor partners,” Caprio said.
KraussMaffei Corp. covers both the U.S. and Canada.