Wixom, Michigan - Rampf Group Inc. has invested about $1 million to extend its capabilities into systems production at its Wixom site. The company, part of the German Rampf Group, can now produce up to 1000 tonnes a year of polyurethane systems, although the company said it can easily raise production if demand warrants it.
After a year of planning and construction, the 2800-sq.m factory recently started producing systems aimed at makers of polyurethane foam gaskets, Rampf announced, 3 June. It is predominantly supplying systems to producers of automotive seals for door modules, offering local automotive suppliers shorter delivery times, lower freight costs, and none of the complexities of customs and logistics, the company said.
Rampf Group Inc. set up in 2003, has achieved yearly increases in sales of 100 percent, the company claims. And now it has added plastics part making to its initial offerings in tooling, imported polyurethane systems and mixing and dosing systems.
"With the new manufacturing facility we intend to reinforce our long-term engagement in the USA and improve our position within the markets we serve," said ceo Jürgen Penker, in the company statement.
During 2009 the US unit said it will diversify further into the parent group's other products - through making and selling electro casting resins.
One of the biggest competitive advantages Penker can see for US customers is in the quality of the products. "We work here under German Quality Requirements, which are coincidentally upheld in the entire Rampf Group."