Engel press release 5000th injection mouling maschine from korea

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ENGEL Machinery Korea celebrates delivery of 5000th injection moulding machine Schwertberg/Austria – February 2014 5000 injection moulding machines have been built by ENGEL AUSTRIA's production facility in South Korea since being established in 2001. The "milestone" machine – an ENGEL victory with ecodrive – was delivered at the beginning of 2014.

Customer proximity reduces delivery times ENGEL pursed a global presence from early on and established its own production plants in regions with strong growth potential. Today, ENGEL is the only European injection moulding machine manufacturer with two production plants in Asia. The plant for injection moulding machines in the small and medium clamping force segment is located in Pyungtaek City (Korea), while ENGEL builds large-scale machines for the Asian markets in Shanghai (China). The assembly capacity at the two locations has been substantially increased in the past two years. Thanks to application-orientated system solutions from a single source, ENGEL has attained a leading position in Asia, too. 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", confirms Gerhard Zebe, President of Global Operations Mechanicals at Flextronics, based in Zhuhai, South China. "ENGEL adheres to the delivery times we demand and fulfills individual equipment requests in Asia. As a company with global production, we value partners that also have a global presence and provide the same quality and service worldwide. And this is precisely what we appreciate about ENGEL."

Energy efficiency drives competition 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 moulding sector. All told, ENGEL has thus far delivered nearly 400 injection moulding machines and

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integrated manufacturing cells with automation and process technology to the group. The new ENGEL victory machine is destined for the site in Malaysia. Its tie-bar-less technology makes the ENGEL victory a preferred machine type. "Tie-bar-less technology helps to keep floor space for our manufacturing cells to a minimum," says Gerhard Zebe. "Additionally, the ENGEL victory machines work extremely precisely without losing any stability during the course of their entire service lives." The latest delivered ENGEL victory machines are equipped with the ecodrive energy-saving option, just like the new "milestone" machine. "Sustainability is very important to our business", adds Zebe.

Mutual goals provide incentive – on both sides The delivery of the 5000th machine from Korean production was actually celebrated twice. First with the staff in Korea, and shortly afterwards together with the customer at ENGEL's head offices in Schwertberg, Austria. Dr Peter Neumann, CEO of ENGEL Holding, thus had the opportunity to thank Flextronics for their trust and long-standing partnership. "Vigorous innovation, combined with sustainable operations, is what characterises the global activities of both Flextronics and ENGEL", emphasises Peter Neumann. "Building on these shared values, our close cooperation continually provides new impetus contributing to the on-going development of both companies."

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The 5000th injection moulding machine by ENGEL Machinery Korea will be producing technical parts at Flextronics in Malaysia. ENGEL thanks its long-standing customer for its trust and close partnership. From left to right: Manfred Jesacher, Paul Baldassari, Senior Vice President Asset Management & Quality with Flextronics, Robert Bodingbauer, President of ENGEL Machinery Korea, Gerhard Zebe, President of Global Operations Mechanicals with Flextronics, Dr Peter Neumann, CEO of ENGEL Holding, Heinz Rasinger, Head of Business Unit ENGEL teletronics and Hermann Walter, Sales with ENGEL teletronics.

The team at ENGEL Machinery Korea celebrates delivery of the 5000th injection moulding machine. ENGEL has been making machines for the small and medium clamping force segment in Korea since 2001. The plant was substantially expanded early in 2013. Picture: ENGEL

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press | release ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH ENGEL is one of the global leaders in the manufacture of plastics processing machines. Today, the ENGEL Group offers a full range of technology modules for plastics processing as a single source supplier: Injection moulding machines for thermoplastics and elastomers, and automation, with the assurance that individual components are also competitive and successful in world markets. With eight production plants in Europe, North America and Asia (China and Korea), and subsidiaries and representatives in more than 85 countries, ENGEL offers its customers the excellent global support they need to compete and succeed with new technologies and leading-edge production systems. Techspan Group have represented ENGEL in New Zealand since 1979. Techspan, like ENGEL, is still a privately owned "family" business.

Contact for journalists: Gerd Liebig, Group Marketing Director, ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH, Ludwig-Engel-Strasse 1, A-4311 Schwertberg, Austria, Tel.: +43 (0)50 620 3800, fax: -3009, e-mail: gerd.liebig@engel.at Susanne Zinckgraf, Public Relations Manager, ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH, Ludwig-Engel-Strasse 1, A-4311 Schwertberg, Austria PR Office: Theodor-Heuss-Strasse 85, D-67435 Neustadt, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0)6327 97699-02, fax: -03, e-mail: susanne.zinckgraf@engel.at Contact for readers: TECHSPANGROUP (New Zealand) P O Box 15 262 New Lynn Auckland 0600 New Zealand info@techspanonline.com www.techspanonline.com/engel/

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