Milacron plans major expansion in Czech Republic
In a move to meet the growth of the European market, equipment supplier Milacron LLC is investing in multiple, state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facilities in Šašovice and Policka, Czech Republic.
The investments are designed to expand Milacron’s Uniloy, DME and TIRAD product brands.
The expansions in Šašovice, Czech Republic, all opening in April 2015, include both a 1,000 square meter expansion to the current TIRAD facility plus a new 3,000 square meter distribution centre. The 5 million euro investment for capacity increase will be a big boost to both DME and TIRAD, Milacron said, optimizing service levels and furthering the focus on TIRAD’s mold bases.
Additionally, new construction is also taking place in Policka, Czech Republic, to build another facility for the Uniloy blow molding machine systems. The Policka facility, which represents an 11 mllion euro investment, will open this month and will feature over 11,000 square meters, allowing for future expansion.
“We knew that expansion and investment in Europe was required in order to support our growing customer base” said Milacron’s John J. Gallagher, a chief operating officer with the company. “The facilities in Czech allow us to offer more support, more flexibility and more product inventory, all at faster delivery times – services that we feel are critical in this market.”
Milacron LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The privately held company has capabilities across five businesses: Milacron Plastics Machinery, Mold-Masters Hot Runner and Process Control Systems, DME Mold Technologies, Milacron Aftermarket and CIMCOOL Fluid Technology.