KraussMaffei AG is building on its reaction process machinery in the area of automotive interior trim, partnering with Austrian laminating, thermoforming and edgefolding components specialist 3CON Anlagenbau GmbH.
Through the partnership with 3CON, KraussMaffei states it is now expanding its system expertise to be a vertically integrated equipment supplier with everything from tooling to cutting and punching finished parts.
The reaction process system is used in parts with foamed or back-foamed surfaces, especially those with high aesthetic quality standards. It can be used in instrument panels, door panels and window trim.
Nicolas Beyl, President of the reaction process machinery segment of the KraussMaffei Group, said: "3CON is a value partner to have at our side; together with them, we can also offer our customers technologies for laminating, edgefolding and thermoforming."
Hannes Auer, founder and CEO of 3CON, said: "We are very glad to have KraussMaffei, a company with global standing, at our side."
KraussMaffei said in a news release that the two companies hope to have close domestic and international cooperation in sales and project engineering.
3CON Group employs around 200 people at its headquarters in Ebbs/Kufstein, Austria, and supports sales and service centers throughout the world.