Engel Machinery Korea Delivers 5,000th Machine
Engel Austria, Schwertberg, is the only European injection molding machine manufacturer with two production plants in Asia. The plant for injection molding machines in the small and medium clamping force segment is located in Pyungtaek City, Korea, while the large-scale machines for the Asian marketsare built in Shanghai, China.
5,000 injection molding machines have been built so far by Engel's production facility in South Korea. This plant was established in 2001 and substantially expanded early in 2013. The "milestone" machine – an Engel victory with ecodrive – was delivered at the beginning of 2014 and will be producing technical parts at Flextronics in Malaysia.
Flextronics is a leading end to end supply chain solutions company that employs a staff of 200,000 in more than 30 countries. Engel is a preferred supplier in its injection molding sector. The Austrian machine manufacturer has thus far delivered nearly 400 injection molding machines and integrated manufacturing cells with automation and process technology to the group.
Thanks to application-orientated system solutions from a single source, Engel has attained a leading position in Asia. Local customers benefit from flexible alterations to their machines and system solutions for their specific requirements, as well as from short delivery times. "Our project running times are constantly getting shorter. Engel adheres to the delivery times we demand and fulfills individual equipment requests in Asia", says Gerhard Zebe, President of Global Operations Mechanicals at Flextronics, based in Zhuhai, South China.
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