Corry, Pa. — Injection molder Viking Plastics is adding equipment in Brazil and Indiana.
Injequaly Indústria e Comércia Ltda., a São Paulo-based injection molder that is a partner with Corry, Pa.-based Viking Plastics, has added an 800-ton Haitian press to its 18,500-square-foot manufacturing plant.
The addition gives Injequaly a total of 18 presses, ranging from 60-800 tons of clamping force. The new addition will increase high-volume production capabilities for customers in the home appliance industry.
Viking also recently received two new Haitian presses at its Scottsburg, Ind., plant. The new presses are 427-ton and 528-ton models and are the first of six new presses the Scottsburg facility will be receiving in 2020.
In an April 14 news release, Viking said that it now has more than 120 presses globally.
"We're very excited because the Haitian press provides huge 800-ton capacity," said Fernando Esteves, director of development at Injequaly. "This will allow us to meet growing demand by producing larger parts weighing up to 5 kilograms for customers in the appliance industry."
Injequaly also announced plans to expand its warehouse capacity.
Viking was No. 125 in the most recent Plastics News ranking of North American injection molders, with sales of $60 million.
Founded in 2003, Injequaly molds tight-tolerance products for automotive, consumer and industrial markets. The company is ISO 9002 certified and is working toward ISO 14001 certification in 2020.