Systems business spurs growth

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ENGEL at K 2013

Systems business spurs growth

Schwertberg, Austria


October 2013. Process integration and automation are beco
m-
ing increasingly important competitive factors. Having recognised the trend early,
ENGEL has steadily consolidated its systems ex
pertise. ENGEL will again underline
its leading position as a systems supplier at K 2013. Even on markets currently in d
e-
cline, ENGEL is securing growth.

A high level of systems expertise has been the decisive factor in enabling ENGEL signif
i
can
t-
ly to expa
nd its market share on all national markets over recent years.
ENGEL is r
e
spons
i-
ble for around 50 percent of all automated manufacturing cells supplied world
-
wide by Eur
o-
pean produ
c
ers of injection moulding machines, making the company the global leader in

the
automation of i
n
jection moulding processes.
In business year 2012/2013, that strong market
position enabled ENGEL to generate record turnover of €950 million. Since 2007/2008, the
company has increased its sales by an average of 10 percent every year.


Demand for innovation still strong

“Eastern Eur
ope and Germany are driving growth at the moment,” says Dr. Peter Ne
u
mann,
CEO of ENGEL Holding GmbH, speaking to the trade press as K 2013 gets under way in
Düsseldorf. “During the first three quarters of 2013, demand in western Europe was stable or
margi
nally up. While the downturn in the automobile industry is linked to reinvestment
, d
e-
mand for innovation in the sector remains high. We have also noticed higher co
n
sumption
levels in western nations, and increasingly this is leading to solutions for the pa
ckaging and
capital goods industry.”

As for the other main economic trends affecting K 2013, Peter Neumann cites the contin
u
ing
healthy development of the US market. Falling demand on the emerging markets of China,


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India, southeast Asia and South America
must also be taken into account, he b
e
lieves, but
the picture varies considerably: while sales of low
-
tech machines have dropped sharply in
China in particular, demand is still high for innovative applications, system sol
u
tions, new
technologies and modula
r machines.

“Our systems expertise gives us a clear advantage over our Asian competitors,” says Ne
u-
mann. “The need for highly integrated and automated system solutions is rising in Asia as
well.
On these markets, ENGEL is seen as a strongly innovative par
tner investing heavily in
the region.” Sales in Asia have risen steadily to stand at new record levels in business year
2012/2013.


More demand for sector
-
specific solutions

Efficiency potential is maximised where the injection moulding machine, automation
, mould
project planning and process technology are properly coordinated from the outset. The si
n-
gle
-
source co
n
cept also diminishes the time and cost factors for customers as ENGEL takes
overall responsibility (also for system components developed with par
tners). Training and
service also rank as firm fe
a
tures of the ENGEL system philosophy around the world. “Our
aim is to lead the field when it comes to creating customer benefit,” says Peter Neumann.

Alongside process integration and automation, the main
technological factors supporting
growth are machine concepts and sector
-
specific enhancements optimised for performance
and energy efficiency. Drivers include lightweight construction (demand for injection moul
d-
ing machines and sy
s
tem solutions will rise s
harply in the next few years thanks to material
substitutions alone) and fun
c
tional surfaces, which make high technology affordable to the
mass market in many areas and f
a
cilitate new component properties and design solutions.






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Schwertberg parent plant c
ontinues to expand

ENGEL is continually investing in the expansion and modernisation of its eight production
plants and 29 sales and service
subsidiaries

around the world. In the course of this bus
i
ness
year, new branch offices have been established close
to Stuttgart and in Thailand, while
staffing levels have been boosted at other offices. At the same time, production capa
c
ity has
been raised in the two Asian machine factories and the Dietach robot factory as well as head
office in Schwertberg. A new asse
mbly hall also opened in Schwertberg in September, su
b-
sta
n
tially increasing the number of spaces for machines to be accepted by clients. Further
buil
d
ing measures for the site are already in the pipeline.


<<Pictures:>>

“Demand for highly integrated and a
utomated systems solutions is rising around the world. This is an
area in which our strong systems expertise guarantees us a competitive advantage.”

Dr. Peter Neumann, CEO, ENGEL Holding GmbH


More than 2,000 injection moulding machines leave ENGEL's paren
t plant in Schwertberg every year


and the numbers are rising.


ENGEL opened a new assembly hall at the northern end of the Schwertberg site at the end of

Se
p
tember.

Images: ENGEL



ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH

ENGEL is one of the global leaders in the manufact
ure of plastics processing machines. Today, the
ENGEL Group offers a full range of technology modules for plastics processing as a single source
supplier: Injection moulding machines for thermoplastics and elastomers, and automation, with the
assurance tha
t individual components are also competitive and successful in world markets. With eight
production plants in Europe, North America and Asia (China and Korea), as well as subsidiaries and
representatives in over 85 countries, ENGEL offers its customers the

optimal global support they need
to compete and succeed with new technol
o
gies and leading
-
edge production systems.



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Contact for journalists:

Gerd Liebig, Group Marketing Director, ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH,

Ludwig
-
Engel
-
Strasse 1, A
-
4311 Schwertberg, Austria,

T
el.: +43 (0)50 620 3800, fax:
-
3009, e
-
mail: gerd.liebig@engel.at

Susanne Zinckgraf, Public Relations Manager, ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH,

Ludwig
-
Engel
-
Strasse 1, A
-
4311 Schwertberg, Austria

PR Office: Theodor
-
Heuss
-
Strasse 85, D
-
67435 Neustadt, Germany,

Tel.: +
49 (0)6327 97699
-
02, fax:
-
03, e
-
mail: susanne.zinckgraf@engel.at

Contact for readers:

ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH, Ludwig
-
Engel
-
Strasse 1, A
-
4311 Schwertberg, Austria,

Tel.: +43 (0)50 6200, fax:
-
3009, email: sales@engel.at, www.engelglobal.com