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100th injection moulding machine presented in Suzhou

100th injection moulding machine presented in Suzhou

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Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. delivered its 100th injection moulding machine to Rosti China in the second quarter of 2018. Its 1,100 employees make the Chinese subsidiary of the Swedish plastics processor the largest of the eight Rosti production plants worldwide.

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Ceremonial presentation of the 100th machine to Rosti China

Rosti has had its own production plant in China since 2002. From the very first day, Pat Williams, Rosti China’s Managing Director, and Stephan Greif, CEO of Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) have been building an intensive working relationship that has been fruitful for both of them. “Thirty years ago, we had Demag injection moulding machines at Rosti in Europe,” says Williams. “We knew the technology and the product range inside out. In order to make sure production in China started up smoothly, we invested in proven Demag technology and transferred Demag machines from European locations to China. This ensured that production got going quickly and reliably.” The fact that the German-Japanese injection moulding machine manufacturer was right around the corner with its sales and service team also facilitated cooperation. Further investments in injection moulding machines could now be coordinated with the application specialists at Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo).

Demag Plastics Machinery: long-time partner for system solutions
Rosti China is active in core industries such as office technology, packaging, medical, life sciences, automotive, home automation and B2B products. In addition to contract manufacturing of plastic high end products, the company serves as a full-service provider for many high-tech customers from the electronics industry, offering development and product design solutions. Rosti has built strong capabilities in procurement of external parts, toolmaking, ultrasonic/vibration welding, painting, component assembly and clean room production. “We always provide solutions to our customers working closely in the early stages of design.

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There are more than 100 injection moulding machines from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag in Rosti China

The long, close cooperation with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag ensures Rosti with a quick response to meet customers’ requirement and quickly adapt into the changing market . Rosti always capitalises into a stable global partner who systematically develops modern technologies.” Robotics and automation is becoming a necessity in China market to achieve high output and low workforce, which is why the availability of high-performance, variable injection moulding machines is key to Rosti China.

The closing forces of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag machines range from 35 to 1,600 tonnes, among them El-Exis SP machines are used primarily for packaging products, SE-EV-series electric injection moulding machines for medical products, and Systec machines for automotive products.

“This year, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) Co., Ltd.”, Greif says. “The fact that, in the middle of the festivities, the 100th machine is being delivered to Rosti China is of special significance for us. It is a symbol of the strength and success of the partnership between the two of us and between our companies.”

About Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has shaped the development of the plastics industry from its very beginning. As a specialist for injection moulding machines for plastics processing, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag and its Japanese parent company are leading the industry.

The global development and production network of Sumitomo Heavy Industries and Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is comprised of four facilities in Japan, Germany and China with more than 3,000 employees. The product portfolio includes all-electric, hydraulic and hybrid injection moulding machines with clamping forces of between 180 and 15.000 kN. With more than 115,000 installed machines, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is present in important global markets.

At Sumitomo’s headquarters in Chiba, Japan, the company manufactures machines with clamping forces in the small to medium range. Nearly 95 % of all delivered machines are equipped with an all-electric drive concept. More than 5,000 machines sold per year make Sumitomo Heavy Industries and its plastics machinery division one of the largest manufacturers of injection moulding machines in the world.

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s German facilities in Schwaig and Wiehe produce the Systec Servo range with hybrid drive as well as the El-Exis SP and Systec SP range of high-speed, high-performance machines. The all-electric IntElect range for international customers is also being produced in Germany.

As early as 1998, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag set up its first production site in Ningbo/China. In 2015, the Chinese subsidiary Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. installed a new facility with a 13,000 m? floor space. It is earmarked for the production of the Systec C range with clamping forces of between 500 and 10,000 kN for the Asian market.

In addition to injection moulding machines, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag offers customised and standardised systems for the part handling automation, technical and process solutions for special applications, tailored services and service concepts as well as a range of financial options to support investment in injection moulding machines.

With its comprehensive sales and service network of subsidiaries and agencies, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is present in all major markets.

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