Corporate press releases

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

– Celebrating 180 years of innovative technology
– More than 1,800 visitors witnessed "Technology Pioneers – from Tradition to Innovation"
– 25 live demonstrations of Injection Molding Machinery, Reaction Process Machinery and Extrusion Technology
- KraussMaffei expands its classic portfolio to include digital services and product offerings
- To this end the company is establishing the new business unit Digital Service Solutions
- Nadine Despineux will be responsible for Digital Service Solutions from the 1st of July
(Munich, June 6, 2018) – The KraussMaffei Group is expanding its portfolio and digital offering with a stake in the German second-hand machinery start-up GINDUMAC GmbH. The investment provides KraussMaffei with the potential to win new customers and enter the second-hand machinery market with digital sales solutions. Existing customers will also benefit from the investment through a new „Old for New” concept. GINDUMAC, headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, operates globally in the trading of second-hand metal- and plastics processing machinery.
– New online portal of the three brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal now activated
– Also available as an app for Android and iPhone
– As part of celebrating 180 years, the company is showcasing its trailblazing spirit—from its beginnings as a steam engine producer to its current reputation as a leading plastics machine builder in the digital age
– More than 25 live demonstrations and a wide range of machines will be used to show off the ingenuity behind the company's Injection Molding Machinery, Reaction Process Machinery and Extrusion Technology
– Services and digitalization are part of the new KraussMaffei strategy
– Strong growth continues: Revenue up 8 percent in 2017 to €1.37 billion
– China as a driver of growth: Improved market access thanks to ChemChina creates solid growth
– Long-term focus on digitalization, automation, and regional markets
– Stock market listing in Shanghai: Approval process in progress in China
- KraussMaffei is to become a subsidiary of the listed Qingdao Tianhua Institute of Chemistry Engineering Co. Ltd. The company headquarters remain in Munich, Germany
- ChemChina remains actual controller of KraussMaffei
- The planned transaction supports KraussMaffei’s further growth. The company already increased its revenue for fiscal 2016 by 5 percent to 1.27 billion Euros and is heading to cross the mark of 1.3 billion Euros in 2017
- In 2017 KraussMaffei is expected to generate approximately 350 new jobs globally – the company now has more than 5,000 employees
- The transaction is subject to approvals by relevant bodies and regulators in China. The request for approvals will be reviewed by relevant bodies and regulators and are expected to be received over the next coming months
– KraussMaffei and Netstal now offer complete leasing packages for injection molding machines
– Available for all KraussMaffei and Netstal standard machines up to 3,000 kN
– Be technically up-to-date at all times – without taking a hit on your balance sheet
– Life cycle concept, maintenance and service included on demand
– Solid growth: orders and sales up significantly year over year, increase of up to 10 percent compared to 2016 (YTD); more than 5,000 employees worldwide for the first time
– Success stories: all-electric PX with capacity expansion, iPul pultrusion system draws visitors, premiere for the new MaXecution system
– Profitable: first-ever leasing model for injection molding machines
– Momentum from China: production volume at Haiyan plant doubles, improved market access due to ChemChina
(Munich, September 20, 2017) Marion Sommerwerck has with immediate effect taken charge of the Corporate Communication and Marketing department of the KraussMaffei Group. She reports to CEO Dr. Frank Stieler.
– Experience innovative technologies live in the new, expanded TechCenter
– United States premiere for the new all-electric PX series by KraussMaffei and the new ELIOS series by Netstal
– Compounding and recycling systems, as well as PVC pipe production, with a concentration on extrusion
– Numerous live demonstrations and presentations reinforce system expertise
- Matthias Sieverding has taken over the management of the Extrusion segment, effective from August 15.
- The 47-year old engineer has been working for KraussMaffei Group for almost two decades with only a short gap in between.
- In the Group’s Executive Committee Sieverding takes the seat of Peter Roos, who leaves the company.
– Around 200 guests came to the Open House at KraussMaffei Group Mexico and experienced plastics processing from A to Z
– Mix of industries regarding presentations and visitors: Beverages, automotive, packaging, technical applications and construction
– Premiere for all-electric PX series and LRX linear small robots
– Very good mood in the market and strong demand
- 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.
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The KraussMaffei Group is one of the leading manufacturers of plastic machines in the world and is the only company that offers three essential machine technologies for the plastics and rubber processing industry.