KraussMaffei Group doubles production capacity in Slovakia

– Production starts in the second assembly hall quicker than planned
– Substantial increase in the range of services
(Munich, November 27, 2012) The KraussMaffei Group today officially commissioned the second assembly hall at the plant in Sucany (Slovakia). Production therefore started earlier than planned. This means that the production capacity is being doubled just two years after the opening of the Sucany plant.
Doubling of production capacity 
During an official opening ceremony in the presence of guests and employees, the KraussMaffei Group today commissioned the second assembly hall at the plant in Sucany (Slovakia). “Production in the second assembly hall is therefore commencing well before the originally planned starting date in the first quarter of 2013. I would like to thank all participating companies and our employees for their great commitment and dedication”, said Jan Siebert, Chairman of the Board of Management. With this step, the KraussMaffei Group is doubling the production area to around 13,000 m2 (previously: 6,600 m2) exactly two years after the opening of the plant in October 2010. “Doubling of the production capacities is an important move for the KraussMaffei Group so that it can cope even better with the increasing demand for electric injection molding machines and reaction process machinery and systems on our core markets and on growth markets such as Eastern Europe and Asia”, stated Siebert.

Increase in the range of services
In future, this plant will also produce for the KraussMaffei brand injection molding machines in the EX series, linear robots, reaction process machines and systems, and component trimming machines (for example punching machines which cut gates or produce openings). To date, KraussMaffei injection molding machines in the AX series, as well as switching cabinets and molds have been manufactured in Sucany. During the extension of the plant, a large number of improvements were also made in production processes and quality management. In addition, competencies were strengthened in the areas of development and design of electric injection molding machines. Around 200 people now work at the plant in Sucany.

About the KraussMaffei Group
The KraussMaffei Group is among the world’s leading suppliers of machinery and systems for producing and processing plastics and rubber. Its products and services cover the whole spectrum of injection and reaction molding and extrusion technology, giving the company a unique position in the industry. The KraussMaffei Group is innovation-powered, supplying its products, processes and services as standard or custom solutions which deliver sustained added value along the customer’s value-adding chain. The company markets it’s offering under the KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal brands to customers in the automotive, packaging, medical, construction, electrical, electronics and home appliance industries. Continuing a long tradition of engineering excellence, the international KraussMaffei Group currently employs around 4,000 people. With a global network of more than 30 subsidiaries and more than 10 production plants, supported by around 570 sales and service partners, the company is close to customers around the world. KraussMaffei has been headquartered in Munich since 1838. For more information: