Twenty-five years of injection molding nothing but medical products, and no sign of change in the future; that, says Friedrich Echterdiek, managing director at injection molder Spang & Brands, has been a critical ingredient in the recipe to the company's ongoing success. Echterdiek spoke with PlasticsToday during last week's Medtec trade show in Stuttgart, Germany, where his company exhibited.
Injection molder Spang & Brands is not a large company, with 60 injection molding machines, but it isn't after rapid growth, emphasized Echterdiek. "We see continuous and controlled growth of about 10% per year. We just acquired land next to our facility so we're set for expansion when we need it." The company recently purchased three new molding machines, and actually had just ordered another the day before we spoke. "The delivery times are getting too long for injection molding machines, so you need to plan ahead," he said, echoing many processors' concerns of late. ...