MGS targets new markets at growing Ireland plant

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: December 14, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Consumer Products, Injection Molding, Machinery, Molds/Tooling

GERMANTOWN, WIS. (Dec. 14, 1:20 p.m. ET) — MGS Manufacturing Group Inc. is targeting new markets for its factory in Leixlip, Ireland, which opened in 2011 on the Hewlett-Packard campus.

MGS is targeting medical and other markets, said John Berg, marketing director of the Germantown-based injection molder and manufacturer of molds and injection units for multishot molding.

“We opened that facility with (HP) with the caveat that they not be the only customers,” Berg said.

Currently, the Ireland plant has 15 injection presses, but plans call for 24 or more, he said.

By the end of 2013, MGS expects the plant to employ about 150 people.

The Industrial Development Authority Ireland issued its own announcement recently.

Michael Cummins, the firm’s general manager, said: “We are satisfied that now is the right time to establish a new polymer injection molding and tooling facility in Leixlip. This facility will support our high-end customer base in both Ireland, where Hewlett-Packard manufacturing operations are one of MGS’s key partners, and other European markets.”

Access to a talented local workforce helped seal the deal, he added. The investment has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, coordinated by Industrial Development Authority Ireland.

“Manufacturing forms a key part of the government’s action plan for jobs and recently my department established a manufacturing development forum led by industry experts to drive the creation of 20,000 additional jobs in the sector across multinational as well as indigenous companies by 2016,” jobs minister Richard Bruton said in a prepared statement.

PRW, a sister publication to Plastics News, contributed to this report.


Comments

MGS targets new markets at growing Ireland plant

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: December 14, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Small is beautiful in Nissei's newest press

November 21, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Responding to customer demand for flexibility, Japanese plastics-equipment manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. is demoing a caster-...    More

Image

Three advancements have driven injection molding technology

November 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

Injection molding technology has made major advances in the last 25 years, from largely a world of shoot-and-ship to doing as much as possible at the ...    More

Image

Renners leaving Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

November 21, 2014 10:01 am ET

Christian Renners is leaving injection molding press manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, the company announced Nov. 21.    More

Image

Netstal, Electra Form team up for PET preform partnership

November 20, 2014 3:15 pm ET

The Netstal division of Krauss-Maffei Corp. is teaming up with Electra Form Industries in a partnership to offer PET preform machines and molds as a...    More

Image

High pressure RTM systems moving from Europe to Mexico

November 20, 2014 4:24 pm ET

Engel Holding GmbH's subsidiary in Mexico says it has sold the first high pressure resin transfer machine system (HP-RTM) in the Americas to a Mexican...    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

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

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

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events