Corporate press releases

Here you will find press releases on the KraussMaffei Group in chronological order including related image material.

- Numerous new developments for the networking of production along the entire process chain
- Demonstration version for new E-Service platform
- APC plus: Weight consistency also for cascades
- DataXplorer: Like looking through a microscope
- Euromap 77: Pioneering for networked production
- Analytics: Intelligent key performance indicators on smartphone and tablet
– KraussMaffei Group promotes the implementation of Industry 4.0 in plastics processing under the umbrella term "Plastics 4.0"
– Focus on intelligent machines, networked production processes and interactive services
– Numerous live demonstrations at K 2016
– The leading provider for injection molding, reaction process and extrusion technology with three strong brands
– Additional growth expected, particularly in the automotive, packaging, construction and bulk chemicals sectors
– Open House in Florence, Kentucky on May 18-19
- Completion follows receipt of all required regulatory approvals
- The KraussMaffei Group will become the principal business entity in the operation and management of related machinery enterprises for ChemChina
- ChemChina’s existing rubber machinery and related production businesses will integrate with the KraussMaffei Group
– Under the umbrella name "Plastics 4.0", the KraussMaffei Group is promoting global networking in production
– Intelligent machines and networked production processes provide for greater production efficiency in plastics processing
– Tangible growth in interest in Asia and especially in China
- ChemChina is a strategic and long-term orientated investor
- The transaction is expected to accelerate the growth of KraussMaffei Group
- KraussMaffei Group locations will remain; number of jobs expected to increase
- Management, works council and IG Metall welcome ChemChina as new owner
(Munich, June 15, 2015) Today the Supervisory Board of KraussMaffei Group GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of plastic and rubber machinery and systems, appointed Dr. Frank Stieler as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective July 27, 2015, Dr. Stieler will succeed Jan Siebert, who has led the KraussMaffei Group since January 2012, and who is leaving at his own request.
- Jeroen Katinger took charge of business operations for the KraussMaffei brand in Austria and Hungary
(Munich/Lyon, June 17, 2014) Realignment of the KraussMaffei and Netstal brands in France has been positively received by customers. Since January 1, 2014, responsibility for the subsidiary KraussMaffei Group France has been with the former general manager of Netstal France, Jacques Socquet. Faredh Djaziri, the former president of KraussMaffei France, is responsible for expanding business development of the two brands outside of France, particularly in the French-speaking regions of Africa, including the Maghreb countries.
– Company continuing its successful expansion strategy in China in response to high demand
– Production capacity doubled at the plant in Haiyan

(Munich/Shanghai, April 24, 2014) To celebrate the trade show Chinaplas 2014 in Shanghai (China), the KraussMaffei Group has officially inaugurated the second production hall at its manufacturing plant in Haiyan (China). Around 400 of its customers and business partners attended this event in Haiyan. As part of the expansion of the plant, the production space has been doubled and now covers 22,000 m2. By doing so the company is continuing its expansion strategy in China, where it sees considerable growth potential for its brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal.
Representatives from the KraussMaffei Group, IG Metall and the works council have agreed to cancel the planned closure of the Treuchtlingen site.
To sustainably increase the international competitiveness of the KraussMaffei Group, manufacturing and assembly processes that are currently carried out in Treuchtlingen will be transferred to the production plants in Munich and Sučany (Slovakia).
– KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal to participate in the K 2013 trade fair under the motto "Trendgineering“
– KraussMaffei and Netstal brands with an independent market presence
– Center of Excellence for Reaction Process Machinery in Abbiategrasso
- The Näfels site will become a center of excellence for fast-cycling premium products with extremely short cycle times and highest levels of precision
- Structural realignment to strengthen international competitiveness
– The Automotive Center Südwestfalen opened in July

(Munich, July 24, 2013) North Rhine-Westphalia's Minister of Economic Affairs, Garrelt Duin, officially opened the new Automotive Center Südwestfalen (ACS) on July 9, 2013 in an event attended by 350 guests. The minister also put a state-of the-art injection molding compounder from KraussMaffei into
operation as part of the ceremony. The Munich-based plastics machine manufacturer beat out the international competition in a tender process held throughout Europe.
(Munich, Florence, May 21, 2013) The KraussMaffei Group in the USA is inviting customers to its traditional Open House in Florence (KY) on June 13, 2013. Customers and visitors will gain an intensive insight into the varied range of high-performance machines bearing the KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal brands. The focal points of the presentations will be recycling of polyolefins, production of window profiles, different injection molding processes, innovative application technology and extensive services of the KraussMaffei System Services Team.
(Munich, April 15, 2013) "Trendgineering" is the trade fair motto under which KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal will be presenting top-quality products, as well as the latest technologies for global market trends, at K 2013 in Düsseldorf (Germany) from October 16 to 23, 2013).
- The mechanical engineering firm was established on 20 March 1838
- Today, the company is a global leader in the plastics and rubber industry
(Munich, January 2, 2013) The KraussMaffei Group is bundling its strengths and expertise for a stronger market presence in the UK and the Ireland market. With effect from January 1, 2013 the affiliate of Netstal UK will be moved from Stone (Staffordshire) to Warrington (Cheshire). Under the organisational umbrella of KraussMaffei (UK) Ltd an independent market presence of the Netstal, KraussMaffei and KraussMaffei Berstorff brands will be maintained
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