KraussMaffei celebrates 180th injection molding machine for Wirthwein to mark the 180th year since founded. The two companies gave the anniversary machine a one-of-a-kind look on this special event. Ralf Spitzer, street artist, well-known throughout Europe by his alias Shamey ABC, gave a street art flair to the GX 900-4300 BluePower with his special airbrush technique. The anniversary machine included the faces of company founders Georg von Krauss and Joseph Anton von Maffei as well as Walter Wirthwein. KraussMaffei delivered its first injection molding machine to Wirthwein back in 1967.
Udo Wirthwein, current Chairman of the Supervisory Board, said, “It was a model from injection molding machine manufacturer Eckert & Ziegler, which was adopted by KraussMaffei in 1964.”
Dr. Hans Ulrich Golz, President of the Injection Molding Machinery segment at the KraussMaffei Group, added, “This anniversary of the 180th injection molding machine—180 years after KraussMaffei was founded—is very special for both companies. We are proud of our long, trusting partnership and look forward to many more projects.”
The GX 900-4300 is going to Wirthwein headquarters in Creglingen/Germany, where it will produce high-end window frame covers for the vehicle doors of a South German automaker.
Marcus Wirthwein, Chief Technical Officer at Wirthwein AG, commented, “We have been benefiting from the innovative products and the tailored service provided by KraussMaffei for decades. We are very excited to have the 180th injection molding machine from our longtime partner at our factory in Creglingen. This is a strong symbol of both our excellent cooperation with KraussMaffei as well as the sustained growth and continued further development of our location.”
Spray-painting an entire machine with all its three-dimensional surfaces and shapes was a great experience to Shamey ABC.