Machinery maker continues US expansion

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has confirmed phase two of its 2019 Expansion Plan in support of the US injection moulding market. The latest phase includes the addition of a new facility and tech centre in the Chicago area and a training and demo centre in Anaheim, California.

In February this year, the company completed phase one of the plan, which saw the construction of a 74,500 sq ft facility and tech centre in the Atlanta area.

To expand the company’s presence and capabilities in the Midwest, a 15,300 sq ft facility has opened in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, which includes a training room, offices for sales, service and processing support, plus a large, 8,000+ sq ft tech centre.

The centre will be used for machine demos, mould tests, hands-on training and other processing and application support and development activities.

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has also partnered with QTM, a thermoplastics distributor located in Anaheim, to open a training and demo centre. The Anaheim facility with be used for material and machine demos for customers as well as hands-on machine training and applications development work with supplier partners.