Sumitomo (SHI) Demag hands over 80,000th all-electric machine to customer at K 2022
The machine is for use by long-standing partner TE Connectivity at its Esztergom (Hungary) production site.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, Düsseldorf – 24 October 2022: Marking an important milestone for the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag all-electric IntElect machine series, CEO Gerd Liebig is handing over the 80,000th model at K 2022 to representatives of long-standing customer TE Connectivity based in Schaffhausen (Switzerland). The fast and energy-efficient IntElect 2 S 100/470-110 will be located at the Esztergom production site in Hungary, where it will injection mold technical components destined for the automotive industry.
“Passing over our 80,000th machine to TE Connectivity once again validates from our customers’ perspective the quality of our products and their consequent loyalty,” affirmed Liebig pre-event. “As the global market leader in all-electric injection molding machines, customers value our resource-saving, energy-efficient and fast manufacturing solutions. Additionally, we continue to address their requirements for small footprint integrated production cells.”
Since 1986, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has supplied TE Connectivity with more than 500 injection molding machines during this longstanding cooperation spanning over 35 years. As specialists in connection and sensor products, over half of this machine park installed across a number of the Group’s European and international locations by the Japanese-German machinery manufacturer were fully electric.
The milestone machine is being dispatched by the company’s plant in Wiehe, Thuringia. It’s here where Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has exclusively manufactured its all-electric injection molding machines IntElect series for the past six years following a production changeover. With locations in Germany, Japan and China, the company claims that it is the global market leader in all-electric injection molding machines. Additionally, more than 90 percent of its machines and manufactured with the corresponding drive.
TE Connectivity is a global technology leader headquartered in Switzerland with a strong US heritage. The foundation of the company in Switzerland dates back to 1973 with the registration of a sales office named AMP (Schweiz) AG in Lucerne. Today, TE Connectivity designs manufacture, and markets a wide range of connectivity and sensor solutions for transportation, industrial applications, medical, power, data communications and households. In 2021, the company generated sales of $14.9 billion and currently employs more than 85,000 people, including more than 8,000 engineers