The KraussMaffei Group, the world’s leading suppliers of machinery and systems for producing and processing plastics and rubber, has launched a new all-electric PX series, which is shaping up to be a great success.
KraussMaffei has increased its production capacities at the Sucany, Slovakia and Munich locations to meet the strong demand for the all-electric PX series. The strategic purchase of Plamag GmbH has boosted the component manufacturing. High flexibility and short delivery times of the series offer great benefits to the customers.
Dr. Hans Ulrich Golz, President of the Injection Molding Machinery segment of the KraussMaffei Group, explained, “The market launch of our all-electric PX series at K 2016 was a smashing success. Our customers appreciate the high precision and flexibility in configuration, production and retrofitting. In the first year following sales approval, demand has already exceeded the expectations placed on the series. This led to a quick response on KraussMaffei’s part—production capacities were doubled for the PX series at the Sucany, Slovakia location, which is currently following a double-shift production schedule. Going forward, there are plans in the works to produce the PX series at the Munich location as well. KraussMaffei is also boosting production by strategically purchasing Plamag GmbH in Plauen, Germany. Plamag has been producing essential components for the new PX series since the middle of 2017 and overseeing spare parts business. Overall, we are in a position to address our customers’ needs and decision-making framework even more efficiently as well as achieve our ambitious growth objectives step-by-step with the all-electric PX series.”
KraussMaffei is planning to expand the range of the series by adding a new minimum clamping force size and a new maximum to launch them in 2018 Fakuma trade show.