Czech Republic Milacron increases capacity, service levels in Europe

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US-based Milacron, specialist in plastics processing equipment, technologies and services, has announced major expansion plans for the Uniloy, DME and Tirad product brands.

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Milacron President & CEO Tom Goeke.
Milacron President & CEO Tom Goeke.
(Source: Milacron)

Belgium - Continuing to meet the growth of the European market, Milacron said it will be investing in multiple, state-of-the-art, efficient manufacturing and distribution facilities in Šašovice and Policka, Czech Republic. These facilities will act as the key locations for these product brands offering high speed deliveries and support to customers all across Europe, the company said.

“We knew that expansion and investment in Europe was required in order to support our growing customer base,” said John J. Gallagher, COO Melt Delivery & Control Systems/Fluid Technologies, Financial & Shared Services. “The facilities in Czech allow us to offer more support, more flexibility and more product inventory, all at faster delivery times – services that we feel are critical in this market.”

The expansions in Šašovice, Czech Republic, all opening in April of this year, include both a 1,000 m² expansion to the current Tirad facility plus a brand new 3,000 m² distribution centre. The investment totals more than €5m, Milacron said.

According to the company, the capacity increase will optimise service levels and furthering the focus on Tirad’s high precision, non-standard mould bases. In addition, new construction is also taking place in Policka, creating another home for the Uniloy blow moulding machine systems.

The focus on coordinating European expansions and manufacturing changes supports the overall Milacron growth strategy in Europe, solidifying and ensuring service levels across the region, Milacron President & CEO Tom Goeke added.

Customers can see all of Milacron’s product brands united under one roof at the upcoming NPE show in Orlando, FL, US, from 23 - 27 March 2015.