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Playmobil buys 30 Sumitomo Demag injection moulding machines

In the end, Benker decided in favour of the Systec 25-120model, viz. a hydraulic injection moulding machine made by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, for the first time as he was convinced by several technological benefits offered by this concept such as the very stable linear slides minimizing mould wear on the clamping side. According to Benker, another increase in efficiency would be expected from the oil change intervals of 40,000 hours through the integrated intelligent oil management feature, also known as "activeCool&Clean".

At the K trade show, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag presented the Systec with a whole range of systematic improvements on the drives and the valves of the hydraulic system that now facilitate parallel movements of the machine, thus providing enhanced dynamics.

geobra Brandstätter GmbH & Co. KG with its headquarters in Zirndorf near Nuremberg in Franconia, Germany, is the producer of PLAYMOBIL and thus Germany's largest toy manufacturer. The PLAYMOBIL tokens with a size of 7.5cm are in the focus of this creative, multiple award-winning theme toy. This imaginative live action role play featuring historical and modern theme worlds intrigues and is appreciated by children, parents and educationalists alike.


More than 2.3 billion PLAYMOBIL tokens were produced since 1974. More than 30 themes are sold in more than 80 countries all over the world. Brandstätter Gruppe group of companies with production facilities in Germany, Malta, Spain and the Czech Republic generated total sales in the amount of 518 million Euros in 2009 and has a workforce of approximately 3,000 globally. This pioneering company stands for premium toys "Made in Europe".

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has lastingly shaped the plastics industry from the very beginning. Being a specialist for injection moulding machines for polymer processing, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag and its Japanese parent company are among the leading companies in this sector globally.

More than 3,000 employees develop, design and produce a comprehensive range of all-electric, hybrid or hydraulic injection moulding machines with clamping forces ranging from 180 kN through 20,000 kN at four manufacturing bases in Germany, Japan and China. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is proficiently represented in all the industrial regions of the world with a comprehensive sales and after-sales network.

And, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag offer its international customers more than just injection moulding machines, viz. customized solutions for their very specific performance requirements. Here, offers range from financing, via technology or process development including complete automation systems and to customized servicing concepts.