MSG’s Ireland plant targets new markets

Published: January 14, 2013 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics In Print

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.

Industrial Development Authority Ireland issued its own announcement recently.

Michael Cummins, MGS 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’ 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,” Richard Bruton, jobs minister, said in a prepared statement. “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.”

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


Comments

MSG’s Ireland plant targets new markets

Published: January 14, 2013 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story

Market Reports

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends and micro trends faced by companies that do business in Mexico. The report also provides key industry statistics and forecasts to anticipate future industry expansion.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

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

More Events