Toshiba (Elk Grove, IL) reports that its new 58,000-square-foot machine plant is now fully operational. The company began consolidating its operations from two locations less than a year ago, bringing together injection molding sales, service and assembly under one roof and doubling its footprint in the Midwest. The new facility is located just a few blocks from its North American headquarters and Midwest Technical Center.
“We started moving into our new building in May 2018,” said Project Sales Manager Mike Werner, who led the overall transition from two locations into one. “Over the past year, we’ve created one of the most efficient injection molding operations in the United States. Today, we have over 100 machines in inventory and ready to sell molders,” he added. Electric and servo-driven hydraulic injection molding machines ranging from 30 to 390 tons are available.
Among its new capabilities, Toshiba can power up machines for test runs, make software updates, handle special options on custom orders and provide complete inspections of machines prior to shipping. As a result, new machine installations that used to take three or four days at a customer’s location can now be done in just a few hours.