(Guadalajara/Munich, March 25, 2014) KraussMaffei will cement its dominant market position in Mexico for premium quality injection molding machines and innovative technologies at ExpoPlasticos in Guadalajara (March 25 to 28, 2014, hall 1, booth 600). The company will demonstrate how transport crates are efficiently made on a GX 900-8100. This will show just how well the GX series performs in high-speed applications. KraussMaffei aims to use its high-quality product and technology portfolio to continue growing in Mexico.
“In Mexico we are seeing increasing production need for logistics products, including transport containers and crates for vegetables, fruit and foodstuffs such as fish, meat or bread” says Emilio Lopez, managing director of the KraussMaffei Group’s subsidiary in Mexico. “At ExpoPlasticos we are using a GX 900-8100 to demonstrate that our GX series is excellent for ensuring extremely short cycle times when making transport and logistics packaging, without having an adverse effect on efficiency and product quality.”
The GX 900-8100 at ExpoPlasticos will therefore produce a collapsible transport crate with integrated hangers from PP with a shot weight of 400 g in a cycle time of approximately 10 seconds. The product is made as a free-falling part and carried out to the front end of the machine by a conveyor belt. “The combination of the quickest and most efficient two-platen machine on the market, a proven plasticizing unit, state-of-the-art drive technology, the GearX and GuideX innovations, and coordinated automation makes injection molding orders more profitable for processors,” says Lopez. More than 100 machines from the GX series have been sold worldwide since its market launch in spring 2012. In autumn 2013, it was successfully expanded upwards to include two new clamping force categories (7500 kN and 9000 kN). “Especially customers from the automotive, packaging and logistics industries in Mexico are reacting very positively to the GX series. It precisely meets the requirements of our customers on the Mexican market,” emphasizes Lopez.
KraussMaffei has had a presence in Mexico since 1999 and is the leading machine manufacturer on the market with its extensive range of premium quality products. “In addition to electric and hydraulic injection molding machines, customers in Mexico receive added value through the use of our fast-response service, excellent automation solutions and innovative process technologies. Furthermore, our customers benefit from the possibilities to combine the technologies of injection molding, extrusion and reaction process machinery under one roof,” explains Lopez.
In order to be able to satisfy the increasing demand in numerous industries even better and faster, the KraussMaffei Group pooled the strengths and expertise of the KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal brands in Mexico under one organizational umbrella, a move which took effect on January 1, 2014. “Our customers reacted very well to this move because we now offer them an even larger range of products and services. We will seize the available growth opportunities in Mexico using our expanded product range, our leading market position, our know-how and the exceptionally high level of commitment exhibited by our employees, and also by offering our customers added value that is without comparison on the market,” says Lopez. The repair and service offering for reaction process machinery customers has also been expanded.