Long-standing industry partners establish joint venture PlastiKCs

Long-standing industry partners…

As of 1 April 2020, PlastiKCs is nowactively selling Sumitomo (SHI) Demag injection moulding machines, as well as robotic systems and peripheral equipment for plastics processing companies in Belgium and Luxembourg. Proven injection moulding expert Kurt Callewaert founded the company together with Thiele & Kor Plastics Machinery B.V., Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s long-standing representative.

The name PlastiKCs is derived from founder Kurt Callewaert’s initials and his core competence: plastics. Having worked for many years as a sales manager and managing director in the injection moulding machine industry,Callewaertlonged to establish his own venture. "Having my own company has always been my big dream. But there was one condition: I wanted to sell high-end, high quality and innovative products," says Callewaert. 

The entrepreneur found his ideal partner in Thiele & Kor Plastics Machinery B.V., based in Nieuwegein. Having managed service and sales for the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag product range since 2012, Callewaert will utilise the firm’s expertise to strengthen PlastiKCs market presence in Belgium and Luxembourg.

"Kurt Callewaert and I personally share a very similar understanding of market development with a focus on customer satisfaction," says Gerd Liebig, CEO of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH. "With our existing, very successful representation Thiele & Kor Plastics Machinery and the addition of Kurt Callewaert, we will be able to provide even better advice to customers in Belgium and Luxembourg by establishing and intensifying partnerships regionally and in targeted sectors. We are delighted to have strengthened the Belgium and Luxembourg team in this way," adds Mr. Liebig.