In order to address increasing demand in numerous industries even faster and better, from January 1, 2014, organization of the strengths and expertise of the KraussMaffei and Netstal brands in France has been brought together under one roof. "This move was well-received by our customers as we are now able to offer an even broader product and service portfolio from a single source. On the basis of the expanded product range, our leading market position, our know-how and the extraordinary commitment of our employees, we will exploit the growth opportunities presented to us in France, which also includes providing our customers with value added that is unmatched in the marketplace," declared Jacques Socquet, Head of the KraussMaffei Group subsidiary in France. Both brands will continue to have an independent market presence. Since the beginning of the year, Faredh Djaziri has been responsible for expanding business development of the KraussMaffei and Netstal brands within the injection molding technology segment outside of France, primarily in French-speaking Africa, including the Maghreb countries.