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Milacron to continue production from Germany until 2019

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US-headquartered machinery company Milacron Holdings Corp. says that due to increasing customer demand it plans to continue manufacturing Ferromatik injection moulding machines at its Malterdigen, Germany, manufacturing facility longer than originally estimated. In March 2016, Milacron announced that it was transferring injection moulding machine assembly and machining from Malterdingen to its facility in the Czech Republic by the end of 2017. Milacron now anticipates production will continue at the Malterdingen facility until the end of 2019, a full 2 years longer due to increased customer order intake across all of Europe.

The firm says it credits the need to remain operational in Malterdingen to a full European order book to Q1 2018. It has reached an agreement with the Workers Council to amend agreements and in some cases will be bringing staff back that had been previously let go. The agreement was signed May 31st.

Manufacturing operations will still be transferred to its new facilities in the Czech Republic but the firm says it reiterates its commitment to Malterdingen and Germany. For a period of time, the resources of both facilities will be utilised.

Denis Poelman, Milacron Managing Director, Injection Europe stated, “Milacron has a proud history in Malterdingen designing, engineering and manufacturing the Ferromatik line of injection molding machines. As I’ve always stated, Milacron will still have a strong presence in Malterdingen even after the manufacturing operations transition to the Czech Republic. Milacron is committed to remain in the Malterdingen area and if there were to be a move it would be within 25 km of our current location.” Poelman added, “Milacron’s European injection moulding machinery business will retain and grow the Engineering, R&D, Service, Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket departments.”

Poelman also added that highly customised and complex machines such as cube molds, PET, co-injection systems and automation/robotics systems will be going through Malterdingen for testing and customisation.

(IMA)


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