FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- Sales from German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers rose 6 percent in 2012, reaching a new record. The outlook for 2013 is positive, but not as strong as the 2012 results.
In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.
Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.