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Milacron ramps up blow molding machine production at new Czech facility


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February 17, 2016 by Canadian Plastics

Processing equipment maker Milacron Holdings Corp. is expanding its European presence as its newest European manufacturing facility begins to deliver blow molding machines to the global market.

The new facility in Polička, Czech Republic, is now shipping blow molding machines to customers in European countries, South America, China and the U.S. The Polička facility will also start delivery of Milacron’s extended injection product portfolio including the Magna Toggle Servo (MTS) and Elektron EVO, Milacron said.

Milacron’s Polička facility opened April, 2015, and represents an investment of over 15 million euros. The Polička location manufactures the Uniloy brand’s complete range of blow molding machine systems.

The interior of Milacron's new Czech Republic plant.

The interior of Milacron’s new Czech Republic plant.

The plant is over 11,000 square meters – with a planned addition that will add 4,000 square meters – and employs over 90 workers. “To date things have operated well beyond expectations and as a result have seen 100 per cent on-time delivery of all machine orders,” the company said in a statement.

The Polička factory is Milacron’s second site to make blow molding machines. The company manufactures them at its facility in Afton, Ohio, as well.