Husky Injection Molding Systems (Bolton, ON) has formed a strategic supply agreement with Japan's Toyo Machinery and Metal Co. Ltd. (Tokyo) to source unspecified "components and assemblies" for its new all-electric molding machines, which will launch at K. The components and assemblies will be integrated into Husky's new all-electric preform molding system, the H-PET AE, as well as its medical-focused H-MED AE systems. The H-PET AE and H-MED AE systems will be running at K2010 in Husky's booth, Hall 13, Stand A59.
Toyo supplies fully electric and hydraulic molding machines, in vertical and horizontal formats, as well as electric and hydraulic die-casting machinery, optical disc molding machines, and expandable polystyrene (EPS) molding machines. Injection molding machinery sales accounted for 73% of its net sales in 2009. The company made its first injection molding machines in 1959, with its first servomotor-driven press build in 1985. In 2008, it began offering the larger-sized Si-850IV all-electric line, with manufacture of all-electric machines in its Changshu, China plant, established in 2007, starting the same year.