GN Thermoforming Expands Presence in Asia
GN Thermoforming Equipment, Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada, a manufacturer of servo-driven, roll-fed thermoforming machines for the production of food packaging, has elevated its presence in the Far East by expanding its agreement with current Chinese agent Vulcan Plastics Technology Co. Ltd. to include key Southeast Asia territories.
Along with its responsibilities in China/Taiwan, Shenzhen Province-based Vulcan, a manufacturer of thermoforming molds and cutting dies, will sell GN’s entire thermoforming machine line in Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. Vulcan, led by owner Simon Teng, is a leading expert and supplier of tooling for the thermoforming industry. Under the new agreement, the company is hiring dedicated staff to sell and service GN’s complete line of thermoforming machines which includes contact-heat and plug-assist thermoformers. By late summer, GN will house a demonstration machine at Vulcan’s Shenzhen site for customer evaluation, testing, and processing trials. Other demonstration machines could be added later in the year.
Jerome Romkey, GN’s Business Development Manager, says the timing is right for an expanded sellers’ agreement with Vulcan due to increased demand from Asian processors for Western-made equipment. These food packaging manufacturers are exporting outside of their domestic market and require more advanced thermoforming equipment that provides greater quality control and on-time capabilities. “The demand for quality control is increasing dramatically and end users are looking for more reliable and consistent machinery,” explained Romkey.
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