Firm reports N. American sales of Chinese presses

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: November 26, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Injection Molding, Machinery

MONTREAL (Nov. 26, 11:35 a.m. ET) — Borche North America is reporting brisk injection press sales since it debuted its machines to North America at NPE in April.

“Since NPE we have sold 13 machines and 32 more are in the pipeline,” said Borche North America President Larry Mermuys in an interview at Borche North America’s booth at Expoplast12.

Borche North America is a Hamilton, Ontario-based subsidiary of Chinese injection press maker Borch Machinery Co. Ltd. — the companies spell their names differently.

Mermuys also runs Hamilton-based injection molder Plastics Plus Inc.

Mermuys said the Borche North America’s Los Angeles warehouse is gearing up to continually house 20 to 30 machines ready for delivery in North America in a week to 10 days notice.

Borche North America offers presses with clamps from 60 to 5,000 tons although 100- to 500-tonners have accounted for most sales.

“North America is [Borch’s] last frontier,” Mermuys said. “It’s a hard market to sell in because of the electrical and safety standards, but we can do it by tweaking some machines and because Borch can build them for this market too.”

Borch claims its presses are cost-effective and durable. Mermuys has used them since 2004, primarily for molding jobs for Tier 2 auto suppliers.


Comments

Firm reports N. American sales of Chinese presses

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: November 26, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

ATS goes global with acquisition of M+W Process Automation

September 10, 2014 2:49 pm ET

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., a maker of factory automation systems in Cambridge, Ontario, has agreed to buy a German company M+W Process...    More

Image

DS Smith adds to footprint with Croatian injection molding acquisition

September 10, 2014 2:05 pm ET

DS Smith plc, the London-headquartered packaging giant, has announced the acquisition of Kaplast dd, a Croatian injection molding company.    More

Image

Orenda says new pulverizer improves efficiency through cooling

September 10, 2014 1:41 pm ET

Orenda Automation Technologies Inc. will unveil a new pulverizer with new cooling technology at the Rotoplas conference for rotational molders, Oct....    More

Image

California mold maker adds new press

September 9, 2014 1:54 pm ET

M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. of Brea, Calif., has upgraded its injection molding capability to enhance testing and sampling of customer molds prior...    More

Image

Material handing systems maker expanding Kentucky operations

September 9, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Intelligrated Inc., which makes material conveying and palletizing equipment for warehousing and distribution, and manufacturing, is expanding its man...    More

Market Reports

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events