Kautex Maschinenbau breaks ground on expansion in Germany

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Kautex Maschinenbau Kautex Maschinenbau broke ground for an expansion in Bonn, Germany, that will house assembly and testing of KBB series packing machines and KSB series suction blow molding machines.

Plastics machinery supplier Kautex Maschinenbau has broken ground on an expansion of its Bonn, Germany, headquarters in a bid to “meet rising demands,” the company announced Feb. 20.

As part of the modernization and expansion plan, a new 5,000-square-meter assembly hall is being built which will be mostly dedicated to assembling and testing KBB series packing machines and KSB series suction blow molding machines.

Additionally, some 80 office workspaces will be at the site.

According to Kautex, “rising demand” for its recently developed, all-electric packaging machines and compact suction blow molding machines prompted the expansion.

“As well as improving the long-term performance and efficiency of our machines, we want to make the same improvements to our production,” said Kautex CEO Olaf Weiland.

Meanwhile, earlier in January, Kautex announced plans to establish a Russian limited liability company in Moscow and spare parts warehouse in St Petersburg as part of its drive to grow.

This, it said, “will optimize the supply processes for the Russian market from spring 2017 and ensure that spare parts can be offered in the national currency.” 

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