Controllers maker Keba plans second plant

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: February 15, 2013 2:38 pm ET
Updated: February 15, 2013 2:40 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Machinery

LINZ, AUSTRIA -- Keba AG, the Austrian maker of controllers for injection molding machines and automation, has expanded into a second plant, for its growing business in mailing machines, automated teller machines and charging stations for electric vehicles.

Keba in January moved 60 of its 270 Linz production and logistics employees to the new location, a 54,000-square-foot building that was formerly occupied by a consumer products distributor.

Keba has invested 500,000 euros ($673,000) in the second production location.

Keba's electronics production, including Keplast controllers, remains in the main headquarters plant that totals 107,000 square feet.

Keba officials expect group sales to reach about 145 million euros ($195 million) for the current fiscal year of 2012/2013. That would represent a 10 percent gain from sales of 130 million euros in 2011/2012.

Founded in 1968, Keba now employs 806 people around the world.


Comments

Controllers maker Keba plans second plant

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: February 15, 2013 2:38 pm ET
Updated: February 15, 2013 2:40 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Haitian's standardization efforts paying off

August 29, 2014 9:53 am ET

Streamlined design efforts and robust export sales helped propel Ningbo, China-based injection molding machine manufacturer Haitian International...    More

Image

American Starlinger-Sahm begins work on new US headquarters

August 29, 2014 10:18 am ET

American Starlinger-Sahm Inc., which sells equipment for woven plastic bag production, PET recycling equipment, sheet extrusion and laminating lines...    More

Image

Sidel opens training center in Mexico

August 29, 2014 9:00 am ET

Swiss machinery company Sidel Group has opened a new training center in Guadalajara, Mexico, featuring a virtual factory environment, augmented...    More

Image

Haitian to start assembly of injection presses in India

August 25, 2014 2:59 pm ET

Chinese press maker Haitian International Holdings Ltd. plans to expand its operation in India.    More

Image

Reiloy Westland to build new headquarters

August 22, 2014 12:53 pm ET

Reiloy Westland Corp. will build a 45,000-square-foot headquarters factory, as the Kansas maker of screws and barrels expands under the ownership of G...    More

Market Reports

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

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

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.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

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

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

More Events