DALLAS-Two injection presses introduced by Boston Matthews Inc. at K'95 soon will be available in the United States, and the company said it will consider building machines in the states after it establishes a sales base. The machines, 25- and 35-ton toggle-clamp models, now are built in England. Boston Matthews' 10-and 22-ton models already are available in the United States.
The Worcester, England-based company stocks parts and machines in Springboro, Ohio, where its North American injection molding operations are based. The company also does some assembly there now, adding Barber-Colman Co. controls to Boston Matthews machines.
``We will look at making machines here, once we get our sales established,'' said Mike Sesher, president of Boston Matthews Injection Molding Machinery, North American operations. ``It seems like it would make sense, economically.''
U.S. building probably would not take place before late 1997, Sesher said in an interview Feb. 14 at Plastics Fair Dallas.
Boston Matthews plans to introduce the machines at an open house in May. The company also intends to offer a 50-ton press in the United States by the end of the year, Sesher said.
The firm's extrusion operations are based in Norwood, N.J.