Milacron expands DME site and sells 1,250th machine in India


US-based machinery maker Milacron Holdings Corp. is expanding its wholly owned subsidiary DME’s facility in Greenville, with an investment of US$5 million and create up to 70 full-time jobs in Michigan.

Milacron plans to consolidate operations of its mould technology manufacturing and fabrication to its Greenville location. In addition to the consolidation, it says it plans to make significant investments to expand the capabilities of its Greenville location.

“By consolidating our machining operations into one single US location, we can target our investment funds, building a world-class facility in Greenville to support our growth plans,” said Peter Smith, Milacron DME President/General Manager.

Meanwhile in India, the machine maker has delivered its 12,501st injection moulding machine from the Ahmedabad manufacturing facility.

The 45-tonne Magna toggle 2K machine was delivered to Alpla India Company.

Milacron CEO Tom Goeke stated, “India is a vital market for Milacron and it continues to impress. Milacron places great importance in the Indian market and we’re uniquely positioned to serve it in ways our competition simply cannot with our ability to deliver the entire spectrum of services to the plastics industry.”

Vagish Dixit, Managing Director of Alpha, said that the company has had a relationship with Milacron for 17 years, when it bought its first injection moulding machine.

Milacron India’s Managing Director, Shirish Divgi also added, “As India’s plastics industry continues to grow, Milacron’s Indian operations will continue to excel and offer the industry’s most complete plastics offering”.

The Ahmedabad facility completed its most recent expansion in 2016. The expansion allowed it to increase its annual output of 1,500 injection and blow moulding machines to 2,100 machines per annum, a 40% increase.

Milacron’s Mold-Masters product brand also recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, having started its Indian operations in 2007 as an engineering centre. The India hot runner operations expanded in 2010 adding a manufacturing plant to become the first global hot runner brand to do so in India. In recent years the Coimbatore, India facility has undergone a number of expansions and grown over 350 employees.


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