Engel says that 5,000 injection molding machines have been built by the company's production facility in South Korea since being established in 2001. The "milestone" machine - an Engel victory with ecodrive - was delivered at the beginning of 2014.
Today, Engel is the only European injection molding machine manufacturer with two production plants in Asia. The plant for injection moulding machines in the small and medium clamping force segment is located in Pyungtaek City, Korea, while Engel builds large-scale machines for the Asian markets in Shanghai, China. The assembly capacity at the two locations has been substantially increased in the past two years.
"Our project running times are constantly getting shorter," said Gerhard Zebe, president of global operations mechanicals at Flextronics, based in Zhuhai, South China. "Engel adheres to the delivery times we demand and fulfills individual equipment requests in Asia. As a company with global production, we value partners that also have a global presence and provide the same quality and service worldwide. And this is precisely what we appreciate about Engel."
Flextronics employs a staff of 200,000 in more than 30 countries. Engel has thus far delivered nearly 400 injection moulding machines and integrated manufacturing cells with automation and process technology to the group. The new Engel victory machine is destined for the site in Malaysia.