Automotive plastics: IAC Group taps KraussMaffei for major molding machine order


The IAC Group has selected KraussMaffei as the system supplier to equip the automotive components supplier's new plant in Bals, Romania. As sole contract partner for plastics processing equipment, KraussMaffei will supply the new production facility with 28 injection molding machines, systems for polyurethane foaming and punching, and the required PUR tooling.

IAC Group announced early this week it would build a €58 million, 15,000m2 facility in Bals. The facility will produce instrument panels, door panels, headliners and other interior trim components to support Ford Motor Company's production of two new passenger cars at its plant in Craiova, Romania.

The order for plastics processing equipment, according to KraussMaffei (Munich, Germany) is valued in the double-digit million range, and includes supplying and assembling systems, machinery and molds, developing, planning and design of product elements, together with a number of services. The molding machines to be delivered will be sized 500-3200 tonnes' clamping force and include automation. IAC is focused on production of interior components....
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