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Over 40 years of stateside success

Over 40 years of stateside success
Menshen Packaging USA, Inc - a subsidiary of the family-owned company Georg Menshen GmbH & Co. KG, located in the town of Finnentrop in the Sauerland region of Germany - relies almost exclusively on KraussMaffei injection molding machines at its production plant in Waldwick, New Jersey. The company manufactures a wide and diverse range of standard and custom caps not only for the packaging of cosmetics and cleaning products but also for use in the chemical and food industries. In addition to standard and multi-component injection molding machines with clamping forces ranging between 50 and 500 tons, they also employ a variety of automated solutions to assemble their sophisticated caps and closures.

Georg Menshen GmbH & Co. KG produces over five billion plastic components a year, making it one of the largest manufacturers on the global market. The company specializes in developing and producing sophisticated caps and closures for bottles, tubes and pouches, as well as sponge applicators and childproof safety caps for chemical products. Their products are manufactured at seven facilities in Germany, Spain, Russia, China, Mexico and the USA. The plant in Waldwick, New Jersey, was founded back in 1972 as the first step in the company's overseas expansion program, and has been successfully producing caps and lids for the North American market ever since. "Innovative designs, optimized functionality, custom solutions and outstanding quality that can be reproduced a million times over all at an extremely low cost per piece," replies Rogelio M. Ayala, Vice President of Sales and Operations at Menshen Packaging USA, when asked what his customers' key requirements are. These requirements are met using KraussMaffei injection molding machinery and the Group's global production network, which enables Menshen to ensure that their products are of a consistently high quality all over the world. Their plant in the US is equipped with 23 injection molding machines, 18 of which have been supplied by KraussMaffei. Numerous other machines and systems are also housed in the enormous production facility, which covers a total of 120,000 ft2 (approximately 11,148 m2): Four complete production lines, four extrusion presses, four packaging lines and two filling machines are used to develop and manufacture prototype and new products, carry out extensive tests, and much more besides injection molding.

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