India: Facility Expansion Milacron Continues to Invest in Fast Growing Indian Market

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Milacron Holdings, a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, recently completed another round of expansions to their injection, blow and extrusion molding machine manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad, as well as their hot runner manufacturing facility in Coimbatore.

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Cincinnati/USA – The completed addition to the Ahmedabad facility added an additional 9,304 sq m bringing the total footprint to 65,000 sq m. The additional space will primarily be used for machining and assembly. The ground floor of the facility is air-conditioned and features a state of the art rainwater harvesting and recharging system.

The machine manufacturing facility will enhance manufacturing capabilities and boost Milacron’s production volumes to meet the increasing demand for Milacron’s industry leading injection, blow and extrusion molding machines. Milacron’s India machine plant manufactures a large variety of hydraulic, servo and electric injection molding machines, blow molding, PET, as well as extrusion machines.

CEO, Milacron Holdings Corp., Tom Goeke and COO, Ron Krisanda were present for the traditional Indian Puja inauguration ceremony along with Vice Chairman, Ferromatik India, Mahendra Patel; Managing Director, Ferromatik India, Shirish Divgi and Managing Director, Mold-Masters India, Kannan Venkatraman. Goeke commented, “The Indian plastic market continues to impress, and Milacron continues to grow alongside it to ensure we are able to make our customers possibilities a reality.” Krisanda echoed Goeke’s comments, “The Indian injection market continues to outperform estimates and remains a key geographical area of focus for Milacron’s brands.”

Meanwhile in Coimbatore, India, Milacron’s hot runner brand, Mold-Masters, completed a 10,000 sq ft expansion in Q2 2015 and have recently added a large brazed furnace, allowing the India operations to manufacture Mold-Masters proprietary iFLOW manifold technology. iFLOW manifolds are an ideal solution for applications requiring balanced fill, fast color changes and complex cavity layouts. Milling the melt channel paths into individual pieces allows for endless melt channel layout possibilities and eliminates the need for manifold plugs. The smooth and gentle corners reduce pressure drop in the manifold, helping to flush colors through the melt channels and provide exceptional fill balance.

Milacron’s impressive growth and commitment to the India market ensures the best possible products and service for its customers in India, the region and the world. Milacron continues to push the boundaries of possibilities in plastics with breakthrough products from leading brands including Milacron, Mold-Masters, DME, Ferromatik, Uniloy and CIMCOOL.

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