Munich-based machinery maker KraussMaffei AG will more than double the robot production area of its subsidiary KraussMaffei Automation AG to nearly 17,000 square feet with a new building in Schwaig.
Company officials held a groundbreaking ceremony April 12 on the 16,900-square-foot building, which should be completed in the fall. The current production area measures 7,212 square feet.
The new plant will make robots for injection molding machines. It will enable us to meet increasing demand and also to ensure that customer confidentiality requirements are fully respected, said Karlheinz Bourdon, director of KM's injection molding machinery division.
KraussMaffei bought German robot maker Neureder AG in 2002, to bring automation in-house.
Bourdon said the need to expand production is fueled by growing demand for automated manufacturing cells for injection molding.
More and more of our customers are profiting from the added value delivered by efficient manufacturing cells created by the intelligent convergence of robots and injection molding machines, he said.