Milacron's facility in the Czech Republic
Milacron says its investment in its European site for the production of blow moulding machinery is “progressing as planned”.
The company has invested over €15 million Euros in the manufacturing facility in Policka, Czech Republic, as part of a programme to serve the growth of the European market and offer high-speed deliveries and support to customers all across the region.
"Our investment in Europe is imperative to support our growing global customer base. Our goal here is simple: To be the European leader in blow moulding system manufacturing." said Ron Krisanda, Chief Operating Officer, Advanced Plastic Processing Technologies.
Since it opened in April 2015, the plant, which manufactures the company’s complete range of ‘Uniloy’-branded blow moulding machinery, has more than doubled its workforce to meet production demand. Plans to extend the 11,000 sq. m. site by an additional 4,000 sq. m. are also underway.
“Over the last several weeks our production progress has allowed the Policka facility to ship an impressive number of blow moulding machines to customers in European countries, South America, China and the United States and are now successfully producing high quality parts in production environments,” Krisanda continued.
“In addition, Milacron continues to evaluate strategic suppliers to ensure a robust and efficient supply chain to complement the progress of the site. To date things have operated well beyond expectations and as a result have seen 100 percent on-time delivery of all machine orders.”
Milacron says the it will also start delivery of its extended injection product portfolio, including the Magna Toggle Servo (MTS) and Elektron EVO, from the Policka site, to support growth and customer demand as a result of the successful launch at Fakuma in October 2015.
The company says its investment in its Czech operation represents a “continued commitment and long-term strategy” for the “valuable European market”.