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Sepro partners with I/M machine maker Stork


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July 22, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

France-based robotic equipment maker Sepro Group is partnering with injection molding supplier Stork IMM B.V., headquartered in The Netherlands, to make top-entry Cartesian robots for the global market.

According to the agreement, Sepro will manufacture the robots and Stork will sell them under its own name worldwide.

In a news release, the two companies describe their relationship in recent years as “friendly”. Stork operated a Sepro S5-25 robot on one of its machines at the NPE 2015 trade show in March 2015, the statement said, and at PLASTPOL, which was held in Kielce, Poland, in May.

“Collaboration with injection molding machine manufacturers is a key component in our growth strategy and an important element in the ‘free choice’ we offer to our customers,” said Jean-Michel Renaudeau, CEO of Sepro Group.

The Sepro Group was founded in 1973. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Warrendale, Pa., and it also has “daughter companies” in Germany, Spain, Benelux, the UK, Mexico, Brazil and China