German injection molding press maker Arburg GmbH + Co. KG announced this week that it has inked a cooperative deal with Taiwan's Ming Chi University of Technology.
The deal was brokered with help from C&F Corp. Inc., which has represented Arburg since the 1970s, Arburg said in a news release.
Under the agreement, which was finalized at last month's Tiapei Plas trade show in Taipei, Ming Chi plans to use Arburg presses for education, training and research, especially in medical molding technology. Arburg and C&F staff will help train Ming Chi students and plans to recruit from Ming Chi engineering graduates.
The deal strengthens Arburg's ties with Taiwanese industry, the company said, as Ming Chi already works closely with Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan's biggest industrial organization.
Lossburg-based Arburg specializes in hydraulic, electric and hybrid injection molding machines with clamping forces between 125 and 5,000 metric tons. It also makes complementary robotic systems and peripherals and provides turnkey systems. All manufacturing takes place in Lossburg. Arburg sells to more 50 companies and has 1,950 employees in Germany and another 400 around the world.