Milacron China: Substantial Orders for All-electric Injection Molding Machines
Injection molding machine manufacturer Milacron China, a sister company of Ferromatik Milacron GmbH, Malterdingen, Germany, received an order for 85 Elektron machines in the first quarter of 2012. The machines ranged from 500 kN to 1,550 kN in size. Following a successful exhibition at Chinaplas this April, the order has been expanded with 28 additional 2,600 kN machines. The complete purchase now comprises of 113 all-electric injection molding machines.
The first 85 Elektron machines will be delivered to two locations of a Chinese customer in the second quarter of 2012; 30 of those machines have already been delivered. The second set of 28 machines will be shipped in the third quarter of 2012. The smaller machines will be used to produce electronics components for a well-known American manufacturer of computers and entertainment devices. The larger models will be used in the manufacture of household items. The customer already has around 40 K-TEC multi-component machines from Ferromatik Milacron in service. These machines have a clamping force of between 1,100 and 2,000 kN. A new order for additional ten multi-component machines from the German affiliate is currently under discussion.
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