German injection molder Grohe AG has added its 100th injection molding machine from KraussMaffei Group.
According to KraussMaffei, the hydraulic two-platen machine CX 80-380 is part of a new, economical production line at the Porta Westfalica location for the manufacture of the latest generation of Grohe drain valves. Grohe is a maker of sanitary and bathroom fixtures.
With a clamping force of 800 kilonewtons, the new machine has been installed to support Grohe's “modern” manufacturing line, which features online production, short distances, no warehouse stocks and a high degree of automation.
"This is a strong symbol both for our good cooperation with KraussMaffei and for the sustained growth and continual further development of our location," said Thomas Fuhr, member of the board of management at Grohe AG.
KraussMaffei delivered its first injection molding machine to Grohe in 1981.
Today, there are 37 KraussMaffei injection molding machines at the Porta Westfalica location.