KraussMaffei received a milestone order in the French market when the France-based Texen Group (Groupe Texen), one of the largest global manufacturers of plastic packaging for cosmetic and perfume products, decided to switch to a KraussMaffei machine. "Texen was looking for a partner who could deliver an injection molding machine with outstanding application flexibility," explained Jacques Socquet, president of the subsidiary of the KraussMaffei Group in France. KraussMaffei was happy to comply.
With sales of nearly 170 million euros ($230 million) in the last fiscal year and almost 1,000 employees, Groupe Texen is one of the major companies in this market segment. The company manufactures injection molded plastic packaging and screw-cap closures at eight locations in Europe, North America and Latin America. In this respect, the performance specifications for the new machine were extremely demanding. "We have integrated all kinds of process engineering, which likely cannot be found in France or even in the market as a whole in this form," Socquet said.
Groupe Texen opted for a two-component CXZ 160 - 380/180 hybrid with a LRX 100 side-entry robot for a wide range of technologies, and even features interfaces for gas injection technology and the processing of liquid silicone (LSR).