Greiner Extrusion nnd KraussMaffei Berstorff intensify cooperation

Greiner Extrusion and KraussMaffei Berstorff are to pull on a single rope together in future. The two companies see the promise of powerful headwinds behind them in the current stormy market situation for extrusion plant as a result of their shoulder-to-shoulder stand.

The Austrian company Greiner Extrusion is the international leader for tooling, extrusion follow-up equipment and in complete profile extrusion plant construction. KraussMaffei Berstorff is also among the world leaders for extruders and plastics machinery.

Two extrusion major players agreed to intensify their long-term cooperation in negotiations held in Munich, Germany in February. - The two companies have maintained an intensive and successful business relationship since the mid 1990s. Together we can provide successful solutions for profile extrusion worldwide - Dr. Jens Liebhold, head of the Munich extrusion branch of KraussMaffei Berstorff said.

KraussMaffei Berstorff has supplied Greiner Extrusion with some 400 extruders to date. Joint projects are now to be implemented in the Ukraine, Iran, Columbia and Russia among others.

The two partner companies are also currently erecting a large scale plant to produce house construction components in Venezuela. This will serve panel structure prefabricated housing production as the basis of major residential projects. “We are opening up new markets with this intensification of the network partnership. Our customers can now be sure of benefiting from the best in the industry more than ever before”, Greiner Extrusion CEO Mag. Robert Grieshofer said.

The two leading producers for profile extrusion technology will closely align their global sales and service activities even more intensively to each other in future.

The strengthening of the teamwork includes joint sales and customer training efforts plus a global presence at specialist trade fairs and symposiums. The technical aligning of tooling and extruders together with joint developments are a further focus of the strengthened partnership. Joint strategic goals plus long years of outstanding success in working together are the basis of the cooperation. Implementing and using as many synergies as possible is the goal of both companies. The partnership has declared Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, Africa, South-East Asia and India as the promising markets for its activities.

KraussMaffei Berstorff is broadly based: As a system supplier the company provides all the most important extrusion processes for plastic and rubber processing from a single source. The KraussMaffei Berstorff capabilities range from compounding, to tube, profile, sheeting and board extrusion, physical foaming, production of technical rubber articles and semi-finished tire products using single extruders through to complete extrusion lines for large-scale chemical, automobile, construction, furnishing and pharmaceuticals industries.

A combination of thoroughness and innovative thinking has made Greiner Extrusion the world market leader for plastics profile extrusion tooling and machinery for plastic profile extrusion, through to complete plant for plastic window production in the course of the past 30 years. Pilot plant and research operations in Austria, China, the USA and France, a service center in the UK and a representation in Russia show how seriously this group takes the issue of customer proximity. The global leaders in window profile extruding produce around the world use Greiner-Extrusion tools.

Under the Greiner Tool.Tec GmbH corporate umbrella, Greiner Extrusion achieved a turnover of 96.9 million euros with a workforce of some 300 in 2007. Greiner Tool.Tec is the world market leader for profile extrusion tooling, machinery and plant. The Corporate Group comprises Greiner Extrusion, GPN, the Gruber Group, weba, GCC Greiner Competence Center and vendor finance consisting of 21 companies at 16 locations in 8 countries.

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