KraussMaffei ramps up China injection machine production

Chinese automotive component suppliers are increasingly relying on German engineering expertise in order to attract global automobile manufacturers with high parts quality. Buoyed by this trend, German injection machine builder KraussMaffei (Munich) recently decided to double the production area at its plant in the Chinese city of Haiyan. The preparations are in full swing so that the complete production and assembly of large made-in-China machines can start in spring 2014. KraussMaffei only started building machines in China at the beginning of this year.

"We are noticing this trend and adapting our customized machines to the needs of customers," said Frank Peters, Vice President Sales at KraussMaffei. One of the first injection molding machines to be supplied completely from Haiyan will be an MX 1300-8100 for Chinese Tier I Yanfeng. This machine will be equipped with the new MuCell system, a process for physical foaming of plastic parts. This process makes plastic parts up to 35 percent lighter than comparable parts....

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