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Plant Fortifies Nypro’s Position In Eastern Europe

Leading U.S.-based injection molder Nypro Inc. last month opened a second manufacturing operation in Nagyigmand, Hungary. The 2650-m2 facility, located within a larger facility acquired by Nypro earlier this month, will house contract assembly and painting operations, which Nypro president Brian S. Jones calls the fastest-growing segment of Nypro’s value-added capabilities.

The satellite facility will be integrated with the Nypro Karsai facility in Tata, about 30 km away. The Tata plant, which opened in mid-2001, is a joint venture with Hungarian company Karsai Holdings. Nypro Hungary has customers making telecommunications and electronics peripherals. Applications for the combined operations will include mobile phones, printer cartridges, and automobile components.

The production of laser-printer cartridge parts will start in early second quarter; other programs are in the pipeline. A Nypro representative says the company expects to run out of molding space at Tata around year’s end. It will then explore installing molding machines at the Nagyigmand plant.

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