Since start-up of production of injection molding machinery in the first quarter of this year, Shanghai KraussMaffei Machinery has shipped a total of 36 MX series hydraulic injection molding machines from its plant in Haiyan (Zhejiang Province). The 15,000-square meter facility is the company's second manufacturing operation in China, joining an adjacent plant of similar size that has been manufacturing extrusion machinery, resin transfer molding (RTM) machinery, and seat cushion lines for the past several years.
KraussMaffei is also in the process of establishing a PET laboratory and training center, with assembly of PET preform molding machines to come at a later stage. "We have a good position in the [PET preform] market and we want to protect it through local support and machine production," says Harald Schweitzer, CEO China of Shanghai KraussMaffei Machinery. Schweitzer was speaking to PlasticsToday at the recent Chinaplas Show.