SaO PAULO, BRAZIL - Swiss injection molding machinery company Netstal Machinery Ltd. has begun a joint venture with a Brazilian firm to market its machines in Latin America. Netstal and Quality Technology Comercio Importacao e Exportacao Ltda. will join forces to create Netstal-Quality Sistemas de Injecao Ltda., to be headquartered in SÃo Paulo.
Quality Technology is a local sales and subsidiary of the MTS Systems Corp., a U.S. manufacturer and tester of road simulators, engine mount test systems, aircraft structural fatigue systems and of the Brown & Sharpe Measuring Group.
The new company will be the sales agent for Netstal machinery in Brazil and other countries that are members of Mercosur, a multinational Latin American trade group.
Netstal-Quality will provide service and spare parts initially, and eventually will start mold testing and customer support in Latin America. Until local service technicians complete intensive training at the Netstal headquarters in Nafels, Switzerland, the Swiss company will provide service for its machines in the region.
Some leading Netstal markets include systems for optical discs, diskette shells, audio cassettes, videocassettes, bottle preforms and caps for PET bottles, thin-wall packaging and medical parts.