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New management at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

The new management at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is now complete. As was already announced in October, Gerd Liebig (55) is succeeding the current CEO, Dr. Tetsuya Okamura (60) who is senior Vice President of Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. As COO, Andreas Schramm (51) will assume responsibility as of January 1st 2017 for the operative side of business at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, taking charge of all operational processes and operational services ranging from organisation and purchasing to quality and production. In addition, Mr Hideki Kuroiwa (51) will also be appointed to the board of management as CTO at the beginning of 2017. He will be responsible for the injection moulding machine manufacturer's technical product development, developing product synergies and innovative customer solutions in conjunction with the Japanese parent company. more


Gerd Liebig new CEO at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Gerd Liebig (55) will be new CEO at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. Starting January 1st, 2017 he will succeed Dr. Tetsuya Okamura (60) who will take over a new responsible position at Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. Gerd Liebig has been working in responsible positions in Sales and Marketing the injection moulding industry for more than 25 years. From April 2015 on he has been the Chief Sales Officer at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH. more


New sales and service structures with strong, established partners

As Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH of Schwaig near Nuremberg is expanding its sales and service network in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and the Baltic States, the company will appoint additional personnel to shore up its after-sales service infrastructure. The agencies in Sweden, Denmark and Finland will also distribute equipment from Piovan S.p.a., the world leader in supplying ancillary equipment to the plastics industry  more

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag boosts presence in Scandinavia and the Baltic States

Fastest K 2016 exhibits with multifaceted function integration

With eight machines running at K 2016, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will set new milestones in the latest injection moulding technology for the production of plastic packaging, automotive parts and precision components. The injection moulding machinery manufacturer with headquarters in Schwaig near Nuremberg will present five machine exhibits under the trade fair motto “Electrified 4.0” on its own stand in Hall 15 and a further three with the partner companies Sepro, Yushin and ONI. All these exhibits underscore product-specific unique selling propositions: speed, an increasing number of electric drives and equipment designed for the opportunities and demands of Industry 4.0. An important new development is the world premiere of the second-generation all-electric IntElect machine series. At Düsseldorf, the manufacturer will demonstrate a machine from this series with a clamping force of 500 kN. more

Electrified 4.0: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag demonstrates high performance of injection moulding technology at K 2016 and celebrates premiere of the 2nd generation of IntElect machines

Own Sales Team working from Central Office in Valencia

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has appointed Sebastian Schaper (46) manager of its new subsidiary in Valencia/Spain, which was set up to meet the specific application demands of Spanish customers with a comprehensive service. On November 1 2016, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery España S.L. will start operation, catering to 600 existing Demag customers in the Spanish market. more

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag with new Spanish subsidiary

Youtube videos show operation and optimisation of injection moulding machines

Operating and optimising injection moulding machines from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag
has now become even easier. Hand in hand with customers, the machine manufacturer’s
Application Engineering Center has developed a range of tutorials that explain the
functionality of its injection moulding machines and their NC5plus control system and
show users how to optimise the process. more 

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag launches technology and functionality

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag won title of Best Technology Application of the Year

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has won the coveted title of Best Technology Application of the Year at the 2015 Plastic Industry Awards. Judges noted that the success of activeFlowBalance “successfully improved product quality and product efficiency” and was a good example of the application of technology.” more


Sumitomo (SHI) Demag expands business in Iran

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will expand its position in the promising Iranian market. Accordingly, the injection moulding machinery manufacturer has set up new consultancy, sales and service offices in Iran at the beginning of 2016. The company’s local partner, Kara Sanaat Rasha Co. of Tehran, and his strong team of experts with more fifteen years of experience and a solid relationship with local customers in the plastics industry will support this initiative. more


Sumitomo (SHI) Demag records 2015 as the most successful year in its corporate history

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has presented record results for 2015, with sales at EUR 234 million, up 11% on the previous year, and a significant increase in strategic market shares. These impressive growth figures are the result of the strategic changes initiated in April 2015, i.e. the focus on core competencies, the pooling of the two German production sites into one production centre and the capacity expansion at Demag Plastics Machinery in Ningbo/China. more

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Own Sales and Service Team working from Central Office in Tulln

With effect from January 1st, 2016 Sumitomo (SHI) Demag established her own Sales and Service structures in Austria.



Andreas Holzer will focus on the digitalisation and globalisation of the company’s after-sales services.