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Indian auto components group Samvardhana Motherson announced it is buying the assets of insolvent German plastics car parts producer Scherer & Trier (S & T). The €36m acquisition will further consolidate “the polymer business of Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. (MSSL) in Europe and North America”, it said.  18 December 2014
Engel, the Schwertberg, Austria-based manufacturer of injection moulding machines, has celebrated 25 years of close partnership with Laupen, Switzerland-based SKS.  16 December 2014
Automotive parts supplier Faurecia is to open a new production facility in the Ostroveni industrial zone, close to the city of Râmnicu Vâlcea in Romania’s central part, reports local news site Economica.net. Dumitru Cornoiu, the head of the country’s Valcea county, said that the firm is aiming to create as many as 1,500 new jobs at the plant which will make various car parts. 10 December 2014
Tier 1 auto industry supplier Mecaplast Group says it will build its second injection moulding facility in Mexico in the city of Silao, central Mexico. 8 December 2014
Germany-based Ettlinger, maker of melt filters and injection moulding machines, has announced that it is expanding its sales network with new partners in Southern and Eastern Europe as well as in Asia. 5 December 2014
A German glass encapsulation technology firm has established an operation in Oxford, Michigan, US. 3 December 2014
German injection moulding press maker Arburg has announced that it is expanding its technician training program in China. 1 December 2014
Salt Lake City, US-based EnviroTech Molded Products is adding new equipment and expanding its factory as it gains business in some of its traditional markets like components for oil and gas machinery and large filter plates. 27 November 2014
Injection moulding technology group Wittmann Battenfeld has developed a process for producing sandwich parts, including components with a foamed plastic core. It presented the new system at the Fakuma fair in Germany last month, where the company’s Cellmould structured foam process was used to produce the core. 25 November 2014
Germany’s Metz, owner of plastics division Metz-Werke, has filed for insolvency according to reports. 21 November 2014
This is a partnership that’s really years in the making, a story of timing and opportunity and patience. 21 November 2014
UK-based injection moulder Carclo is “significantly” expanding its Chinese medical manufacturing capacity with a new factory, as the company said it’s seeing growing business from global medical device firms there. 20 November 2014
With a theme of “Best-Price-Production, Germany,” injection moulder Varioplast Konrad Däbritz of Ötisheim, Germany, showed its Instachrome and Instantcoat processes for decorated mouldings at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen last month. 19 November 2014
The "active glove box" is injection moulded and includes the knee bolster airbag. 14 November 2014
Canadian mould-maker StackTeck Systems is investing in new machining equipment and beefing up its pilot cell for in-mould labelling (IML). 12 November 2014

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