Extrusion blowmolding technology company Kautex Maschinenbau has completed construction of its 5,000-square-meter (53,800-square-foot) assembly building at its headquarters in Bonn, Germany. The plant, which was built in just nine months, will be used mainly for the assembly of the company’s KBB-series all-electric packaging machines as well as KSB machines for blowmolding applications in the automotive industry. The official inauguration ceremony took place on November 9 in the company of guests from the political as well as business realms.
|Cutting the ribbon (left to right) are CEO Olaf Weiland, Guido Déus and Andreas Lichtenauer.|
Historically, Kautex Maschinenbau has focused on building large blowmolding machines for automotive applications, but interest in the technology has been growing from the packaging sector, said Olaf Weiland, CEO. “We are delighted with the steadily growing demand for our high-performance and energy-efficient extrusion blowmolding machines for the packaging sector. As demand here remains high, we are in urgent need of more production space. The plant expansion will allow us to increase our output even further, which will result in shorter lead times for our customers,” said Weiland.
Kautex Maschinenbau also recently opened a customer service center in Berlin and maintains regional offices in North Branch, NJ, and in Russia, China, Italy, India and Mexico, as well as an extensive global network of service and distribution offices.