In 2014, Austrian injection molding machine manufacturer Engel launched a new, China-built range of injection molding machines for the Asian market under the brand name Wintec. However, the no-frills, standardized machines were soon being sold outside the initially targeted market and today the brand is firmly established the brand, in many parts of the world.
Outside Asia, Wintec was first launched in the METAI region (Middle East, Turkey, Africa, India). In 2018, Engel took the brand to the Americas, launching its Wintec servo-hydraulic t-win and all-electric e-win injection molding machines at NPE 2018.
And today, Engel announced that t-win injection molding machine will now be available world wide, as the company is expanding sales of the dual-platen machine into Europe.
Shorter product life cycles, for example in the appliance sector and increasing cost pressure are fueling demand in Europe for standardized injection molding machines that are both powerful and quickly available, according to Stefan Engleder, CEO of the Engel Group. Wintec can offer a solution with an attractive price-performance ratio.
Engel’s two-brand strategy makes it the only supplier in the world that can offer single-source solutions ranging from standard single-component injection molding to technologically sophisticated applications, emphasized Engel Group’s CSO, Christoph Steger.
Wintec's t-win injection molding machines are particularly popular for high-volume single-component injection molding that may not require any special technologies, but places high demands on quality and process consistency. The target industries include domestic appliances, technical molding and automotive. The machines are delivered pre-configured, which shortens the time for commissioning.