ENGEL North America proudly announces the opening of its new, expanded automation center, solidifying its commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions to the injection molding industry. Located at the company's headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, the automation center enhances ENGEL's production capabilities, offering a comprehensive range of automation solutions and services. With a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, ENGEL is set to embark on an era of heightened productivity and customer satisfaction.
Boosting production capabilities
Ribbon cutting ceremony marks the expansion of ENGEL North America’s automation center
New expanded automation center
The expanded automation center offers 15,000 square feet of production, office area and logistics space, providing room for increased operations. Following a successful renovation that began in August 2022, the center is now fully operational and offers twice as much room as before the renovation. With 13 projects running in parallel, ENGEL's expanded facility has the capacity to realize 50-70 projects per year, catering specifically to the US market. The expanded center is staffed by a dedicated team of approximately 35 members, ensuring efficient and high-quality production.
ENGEL's commitment to automation is reflected in its robust performance in the US market, with over 35 million USD in robot sales, including automation solutions sold from various production plants to the US/CA market. Each year, ENGEL delivers 350-400 robot and automation products to the US market, showcasing its strong presence and reliability.
ENGEL's automation center in North America adds to the company's global network of four automation centers, demonstrating its over 40 years of automation experience.
“We specialize in producing a wide range of automation products, including articulated robots and custom solutions, such as degating stations, label systems, conveying technologies, safety enclosures, feeding devices for insertions, quality inspection systems, cooling stations, end of arm tooling (EOAT) and assembly lines." said Vice President Automation ENGEL North America Stefan Aberl.
"With a focus on automotive, technical molding and medical industries, ENGEL delivers complete UL-certified production cells that cover every aspect from conception, design, and manufacturing to start-up, validation, and after-sales service," added President ENGEL North America Vanessa Malena. "From an idea to a fully integrated production system, ENGEL's advanced automation solutions are engineered to meet the unique demands of these industries."
Advancements in automation technology
The new automation center introduces assistant systems that optimize performance, precision and energy efficiency. ENGEL's automation products integrate into a single controller, facilitating seamless coordination between injection molding machines and automation. Smart features by ENGEL enable faster cycle times, reduced downtime and maximum output. These advancements empower customers to achieve exceptional productivity and quality.
Elevating production excellence
"With a focus on lean production principles, ENGEL's new automation center at ENGEL North America optimizes production processes, ensuring shorter lead times, increased capacity, and enhanced quality," stated Aberl. "We are thrilled about the opening, which represents a significant step forward in our mission to deliver innovative solutions and outstanding service to our customers. With this expansion, we are able to provide shorter lead times, increased capacity, and enhanced quality, ensuring the utmost satisfaction for our valued customers."
Malena emphasized the company's forward-thinking approach, stating, "With the costs of labor increasing, the scarcity of skilled labor and the decreasing costs of robots, we firmly believe in investing in the future growth of this market. Our new automation center positions us as a reliable partner, ready to support our customers' evolving needs."
Learn more about ENGEL’s automation solutions: https://www.engelglobal.com/en/us/products/injection-molding-automation