Borche North America Inc. more than tripled its available space in moving about 2 miles in Southern California in October.
Now, the injection molding machine distributor leases 26,000 square feet in Rancho Cucamonga after vacating an 8,000-square-foot Ontario facility that it first occupied in 2013.
Established in 2012, the business is a unit of injection press manufacturer Guangzhou Borch Machinery Co. Ltd. of Guangzhou, China.
“We can have more pieces of injection molding equipment, and we can store much bigger machines,” said Hans Chen, president of Borche NA.
Previously, Borche NA stocked presses up to 715 tons, but now the new location can accommodate machines up to 1,320 tons.
By year's end, Chen expects to stock numerous two-platen hydraulic machines such as the models BU600, BU700, BU800, BU900, BU1000 and BU1200.
“We had none of the BU models in stock before we relocated,” Chen said. “We have more spare parts in stock so we believe that we will expand the business.”
Borche NA is getting the parent company's first Cloud Net Service center outside China. The concept started in China with a 2016 government funding of about $4 million to Borch Machinery.
After Borche NA gets the new Net Service center in operation for all of its U.S. machine installations, the plan is to link the technology to other service centers to be established in the United States.
Borch Machinery will hold a factory open house in China on Nov 29. The company alters the spelling of its name for customers in China and elsewhere in the world.
“So far, we have more than 30 customers going from the USA, Canada and Mexico,” Chen said. “It is a big event for Borch. More than 100 customers will come from all over the world.”