Canadian injection tooling systems supplier StackTeck Matrix Systems Ltd. used K 2010 to showcase a new corporate profile following its June 30 merger with Hong Kong-based Matrix Technology Specialists.
The expanded entity from Brampton, Ontario, also rolled out its new, trademarked 4e Technologies business strategy, which it says represents a philosophy of building products and services focused on minimizing their negative impact on the environment, reducing energy consumption, boosting efficiency and creating a sustainable economic solution for the customer.
Marcus Sutch, founder of the 3-year-old Matrix Technology Specialists, now serves as president and CEO of StackTeck Matrix Systems Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong. He said Nov. 2 at the show that 117 days ago we decided to make our three systems and bring them to the K show. And, with the help of 14 partners, it did just that, delivering its first systems powered by 4e Technologies for closures, in-mold labeling and PET preforms in time for the Oct. 27 start of the eight-day Dusseldorf fair.
Sutch explained how the process worked in less than four months:
The team built fully functional, 3D simulations of each system, documenting bill of materials of each system as they went. These bills of materials were sent to the partners located in three continents and with just six weeks before the show, our 10-man team arrived as the first components were being unloaded at our European integration site [in Brescia, Italy].
StackTeck Matrix says it is responding to a global market need for complete systems solutions that balance the requirement for being product specific and at the same time flexible enough to meet ever-changing regional and market requirements.
The underlying foundation of the new 4e systems line addresses this by utilizing regional best-in-class OEM partners and products while maintaining a focus on standardization and flexibility, said Mike Gould, vice president of business development.
StackTeck Matrix has operations and regional offices in Canada, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico and the United States.
When StackTeck President and CEO Randy Yakimishyn announced the merger this summer, he stressed Matrix's tendency for creating customizable, integrated solutions for its mostly Asian customer base that leveraged proven technologies optimized into efficient work cells that provide savings through reduced consumption, waste and energy.
Yakimishyn added, We wanted to be able to provide more comprehensive solutions to the global market for injection molding packaging equipment. For StackTeck, Asia represents opportunity and growth. StackTeck focuses on developing and making molds in the areas of thin-wall, in-mold labeling, beverage closures and consumer packaged goods. It also has dedicated R&D, testing and part-sampling facilities, in addition to plastic part design and prototyping capabilities.
Sutch, the former Shanghai-based Asian chief for Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., founded Matrix in July 2007, a few months after parting company with Husky.
On its K stand, StackTeck Matrix listed the following 14 companies as its partners: ABB, CBW Automation, ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Frigel, Geon, IMD Vista, Logans, Matsui, Mold-Masters, RP Injection srl, Shorko, Telesis, Total Petrochemicals and Universal Closures Ltd.