Munich, Germany - Plastics processing machinery maker KraussMaffei has celebrated its 45th anniversary in the US, the company said in a 29 Nov news release.
The American subsidiary of the German company supplies plastics and polyurethane processors with machinery under the KraussMaffei and KraussMaffei Berstorff brands.
"We are very proud of the achievements and successes since our foundation in New York in 1966. With a workforce of 110 employees, we now very successfully support our customers - many of whom are long-standing - in all three technologies (injection moulding technology, reaction process machinery and extrusion technology)," said Paul Caprio, KraussMaffei US president.
KraussMaffei said market acceptance has risen rapidly since 1977 when the company opened a plant for extrusion systems in Wichita, Kansas, and promoted the sale of products on the American market.
KraussMaffei said it started to sell premium quality injection moulding machines in the US during the early 1980s.
"In order to achieve our growth, we opened a new complex containing offices and a production plant in Florence, Kentucky, in 1986 and combined the overall company business in injection moulding technology, reaction process machinery and extrusion technology at one location," said Caprio.
The company said it was optimistic for the year ahead, and it will be showcasing new products at the NPE international plastics showcase in Orlando, Florida, 1-5 April, 2012.