Products manufactured locally to European standards
Expanding its plant in Haiyan shows that the KraussMaffei Group is responding early to the changing requirements of the market and thereby increasing its competitiveness. "By doubling our production capacity to 22,000 m2, we are accommodating the increasing demand from China and Asia for products that are manufactured locally yet drawing on our considerable European expertise and meeting our high standards of quality," emphasizes Jan Siebert, CEO of the KraussMaffei Group. Following several years of successfully producing KraussMaffei Berstorff extrusion machinery and KraussMaffei reaction process machinery in China, KraussMaffei MX-series injection molding machines have been being produced in the expanded manufacturing plant since 2013 – with great success. To strengthen the local injection molding portfolio, Netstal has now opened a new Demonstration and Training Center, which is also available for customers to visit. It is home to a fully electric Netstal ELION machine with a clamping force of 2200 kilonewtons (kN), which is demonstrating sample production of PET blood collection tubes, and a complete PET-LINE system, which is acting as a demonstration machine for the beverage industry. "We are very well positioned in China with our three brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal. We are also continuing our expansion strategy by stepping up our marketing and service activities, which will drive company growth in China even more," says Siebert.
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