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11-26-2015

Kraiburg TPE Americas Expands Manufacturing Facility

Kraiburg TPE Americas announced the grand opening of their manufacturing facility in Buford, GA/USA. Their relocation and expansion in Gwinnett County provides the growing organization with the ability to provide consistent production of their Thermolast K, Thermolast A, Copec & For Tec E product lines for automotive, consumer, medical and industrial applications.

Shareholders Daniela Schmidt-Kuttner, Ralph Uwe Westhoff, Fritz Schmidt, Managing Director Jeff Frankish and CEO Franz Hinterecker (from left, figure: Kraiburg TPE)

The new 70,000 square foot regional manufacturing facility will be relocated from Duluth to Buford, GA on 12.3 acres in the Hamilton Mill Business Park on Hamilton Mill Road. The company expects an additional 9,000 ft2 to be completed in 2018. The facility will house the Operations, Sales & Marketing, Product Development, Controlling and IT departments.

Kraiburg TPE Americas grew and expanded organically to the new location. The facility will house a third production line to increase their capacity. The company also announces a newly unveiled sample line that streamlines lead times and production for customers who want to begin a working business relationship with the custom thermoplastic elastomer manufacturer. The facility is designed to house three production lines and seventy-five employees. There is additional capacity to expand to twice the original size in the future to house up to eight production lines and over one hundred employees. The company anticipates the facility will be sufficient to handle their needs in North America for the next 20-30 years.

“Today’s grand opening marks a milestone event in our company’s history, and also reinforces our commitment as an international leader within the plastics industry,” said Jeff Frankish, Managing Director for KRAIBURG TPE Americas. “Making this investment in the Atlanta area also reflects the confidence that we have in leveraging the workforce talent, economic infrastructure and resources available within Gwinnett County.”

Kraiburg TPE is a German headquartered organization with thermoplastic elastomer production facilities in Germany, the US and Malaysia. The US facility supplies customers nationwide, and in Central & South America.

Company profile

KRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co KG

Friedrich-Schmidt-Str. 2
DE 84478 Waldkraiburg
Tel.: 08638 9810-0
Fax: 08638 9810-310

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