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Large hybrid machines with clamping forces ranging from 560 to 1,300 tons will be manufactured at the Japanese injection machine builder’s third overseas manufacturing site.

Stephen Moore

March 26, 2018

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Nissei completes construction of Texas production plant

Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. has augmented its global production network through the completion of its US production base in Texas on February 26, 2018, Operation started in March, while an opening ceremony is scheduled to be held in May.

The Texas plant is Nissei’s third production site outside of Japan.

“High-quality Japanese injection machines are widely used on the shop floors throughout the world. One of the management goals is to produce and supply ideal machines to each market from the nearest production base,” Nissei said in a statement.

In November 2016, Nissei established a fully-owned subsidiary called “Nissei Plastic Machinery America Inc.” in San Antonio, Texas, in order to achieve their goal to produce injection molding machines locally in the US. The construction of the 10,680-m2 factory and associated facilities started in December 2016 on a 36,500-m2 site. Fourteen months later, construction of the new factory was completed. The Nissei Texas plant includes an assembly floor, warehouse, showroom, technical center, and office space.

Large hybrid machines, which have been continuously in high demand in the US market, will be produced in the new factory with clamping forces ranging from 560-ton to 1,300-ton clamping force will initially be produced. The San Antonio plant will be Nissei’s third production facility outside Japan, after the Taicang subsidiary in China (opened in 2009) and the Rayong subsidiary in Thailand (2012).

About the Author(s)

Stephen Moore

Stephen has been with PlasticsToday and its preceding publications Modern Plastics and Injection Molding since 1992, throughout this time based in the Asia Pacific region, including stints in Japan, Australia, and his current location Singapore. His current beat focuses on automotive. Stephen is an avid folding bicycle rider, often taking his bike on overseas business trips, and is a proud dachshund owner.

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