OSAKA, JAPAN (Jan. 11, 12 p.m. ET) — Maruka USA Inc. is now distributing hydraulic injection presses made by Fu Chung Shin Machinery Ltd. (FCS) in the United States and the maquiladora region of Mexico.
Toshiaki Takeshita, president of Maruka Machinery Co. Ltd., and FCS Chairman Po-Sun Wang, signed the agreement Dec. 13 at Maruka headquarters in Osaka, Japan. FCS is based in Tainin, Taiwan.
Preliminary sales efforts will start the first quarter of 2012. Maruka USA and FCS will introducing the equipment with a booth at NPE 2012 in Orlando.
Maruka USA in Rockaway, N.J., will continue to distribute injection molding machines made by Japanese press builder Toyo Machinery and Metal Co. Ltd. Toyo has concentrated on all-electric machines.
The agreement with FCS means Maruka will cover a broad offering of machine technology, said Ronald Zara, national accounts manager at Maruka USA. “We're augmenting our sales for the hydraulic market,” he said. “There's still a market for hydraulic-powered presses in the United States.”
Zara is based in Lee's Summit, Mo.
For FCS, Maruka presents an opportunity to enter the North American market by teaming with a long-term company that has complete sales and service operations. Maruka USA plans to stock inventory and spare parts for FCS presses in clamping forces from 35 to 575 tons.
Service support will be dispatched from Maruka's four technical centers in Rockaway, Lombard, Ill., Lee's Summit, Mo., and Cerritos, Calif. Spare parts will be stock at Maruka's California location.
FCS has been making injection molding machines since 1974. Until now, FCS machinery has been sold in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Maruka USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Maruka Machinery, has been doing business in the United States since 1968. The company distributes industrial machinery, including injection molding presses, metalworking machines and equipment to bend pipe and tubing.