Machinery and auxiliary equipment sales organization Plastics Solutions Inc. has changed its name to Globeius Inc. and announced its intention to increase its activities in the United States and Canada.
"While we have served Latin America for 40 years, we were not actively doing business in the USA until a couple of years ago," Ernesto Sosa, president of Miami-based Globeius said in a Sept. 15 news release.
Several of the company's clients had asked "if we would consider distributing and servicing their products in the USA and Canada. We were also able to secure representation for several new lines of products."
The name change would "reflect the company's new identity," the company said, adding that its geographical coverage now included all of North and South America.
According to Sosa, another important factor in the rebranding of Plastics Solutions was the hiring of Graeme Sands, previously Milacron and MoldMasters' global director of product management.
Sands is Globeius' general manager and has almost 30 years experience in the plastics industry, working with hot runner systems and temperature control products, Sosa said.
"Graeme brings tremendous knowledge and experience in the plastics industry to our company and his location near Toronto is also an advantage for us," he added. "When he joined us, it became a logical decision for us to grow our business into the USA and Canada."
Globeius, a third generation family business, has added 11 new product lines over the past two years, the company said, including products for both the agricultural and other industrial markets.
Three of the product lines will be on display at the Amerimold 2021 show in Rosemont, Ill., Sept. 21-23.
Globeius also represents non-moldmaking brands from the U.S. and Europe and is the exclusive distributor of Milan-based Plastiblow SRL's all-electric extrusion blow molding machines in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.