Engel offshoot Wintec opens China plant
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Wintec, Engel Austria’s subsidiary in China, recently opened its new production plant in Changzhou. The company, which was founded in April, targets a growing market in Asia with its production of injection moulding machines for standard applications and seeks to continuously add workplaces in the next few years.

Plastics processors from all of China's regions, and from other countries in Asia, business partners and suppliers, high-ranking representatives from business and politics, as well as from associations and the media, attended Wintec’s opening of the newly built production plant.

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"We combine the best of two worlds here", emphasised CEO Peter Auinger during the inauguration ceremony. "Our machines are based on European developments that we have accommodated to meet the specific requirements of standard product manufacturers in Asia. This means that we combine highest-possible quality with short lead-times and competitive prizes."

In the production shop, the plant visitors were given an insight into on-going production, which started in July. The sales kick-off for the new t-win injection moulding machine series was in April at the Chinaplas plastics fair in Shanghai, where Wintec presented itself to the market for the first time.

"The fair was an important confirmation for us that we are on the right track with our strategy,” said Auinger. "Feedback from the market was positive right from the outset. Above all, the robust construction and excellent precision of our machine impressed processors." The first Wintec customers are mainly automotive and domestic appliance suppliers, but other industries are also already represented.

The company says it addresses plastics processors in China and other Asian countries who require little modularity and few options, but still have high quality requirements. Other important characteristics of the new machine series include energy efficiency and the comprehensive range of services. "The requirements in terms of service for suppliers here in China have risen sharply in the last few years", says Auinger. "Local suppliers, however, do not sufficiently meet these requirements. In contrast to this, Wintec sees this as a core factor for its success and is perfectly positioned to respond from the very outset."

The company is also represented in China's important industrial regions with five sales and service locations. Other service points are located in South Korea and Taiwan. "Customer proximity is particularly important, especially in such a large country as China,” Auinger emphasises. "

The sales and service headquarters is located at the new production plant. Wintech currently employs 70 staff at the Changzhou location.

(IMA)

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