Growing demand in Eastern Europe has prompted precision plastic parts manufacturer Gaudlitz GmbH to expand its injection molding capacity in the Czech Republic this year.
The company, based in Coburg, Germany, plans to move its Czech production into a new plant next to its Gaudlitz Precision sro unit in Dacice. The move will provide more space to accommodate 10 new injection molding presses, while allowing the company to handle new orders it has received in 2010 and future business.
Currently, Gaudlitz Precision has 11 injection presses in Dacice.
The order situation [at Dacice] has developed very well since the beginning of this year, the company stated as it announced the Czech expansion project.
The new plant will provide room for up to 35 injection molding machines, as well as space for hot stamping and assembly.
The plant was slated to open in September.
Gaudlitz also has development and sales offices in Brno, Czech Republic, and Pontiac, Mich.
Gaudlitz currently operates 110 injection presses, with clamping forces of 15-650 metric tons, at its Coburg headquarters production plant, and an additional 14 at another facility in Wuxi, China.
The company, which employs 446 worldwide, can offer two-component molding, in-mold decoration and a clean room facility.
It molds a range of engineering plastics components for customers in the medical equipment, automotive and industrial markets.