ENGEL, based in Schwertberg, Austria, is a global leader in the manufacture of plastics processing machines and supplying Manufacturing Execution systems (MES) used by the injection moulding industry. Acting as a single-source supplier, ENGEL Group offers a full range of technology modules for plastics processing: injection moulding machines for thermoplastics and elastomers, and automation. The company provides individual components at competitive rates in world markets. ENGEL has nine production plants in Europe, North America and Asia (China and Korea), and subsidiaries and representatives in more than 85 countries. ENGEL is consolidating its position in the industry by the acquisition of TIG.
Joint collaborative efforts
ENGEL, with the strength of its e-factory along with the e-factory of TIG, is one of the few injection moulding machine manufacturers in the world to offer its customers a proprietary MES specifically tailored to the requirements of the injection moulding industry.
“e-factory is an essential component of our inject 4.0 program, with which we support our customers in the digitalization of their manufacturing processes”, says Dr. Peter Neumann, CEO of the ENGEL Group. “This is why our investment in T.I.G. is strategically significant. Together, we can respond in an even more targeted fashion to the often very individualized requirements of our customers, thereby adding greater value for the customer, and strengthening the competitive ability of both companies.”We have ambitious plans together. The digitalization of manufacturing processes in the plastics industry is rapidly gaining in importance”, states Dr. Stefan Engleder, ENGEL’s Chief Technical Officer. “I am looking forward to even more intense collaboration with the T.I.G. team.”