Leaders from the start

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag represents tradition and excellence in innovation, blending the best injection moulding technology from Germany and Japan. We combine strengths from the two countries that have made mechanical engineering the most successful in the world. Besides our headquarter in Schwaig, Bavaria, our second plant in Wiehe, Thuringia, has been building high-performance small machines since 1979 and has developed into a leading competence center for small and medium-sized all-electric injection molding machines with clamping forces of up to 1,500 kN. Since 2008, we have been part of the Japanese Sumitomo Group. In collaboration with our parent company Sumitomo Heavy Industries, our China plant in Ningbo, and our subsidiaries and sales partners, we supply customised solutions to plastics processors across the globe.

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Milestones

Our journey to become world market leader in all-electric injection moulding machines

1950

Injection moulding machine manufacturing started (Ankerwerk Nürnberg)

1956

The world’s first single-screw injection moulding machine built

1970

Foundation of Demag Kunststofftechnik

1979

Mannesmann Demag Kunstofftechnik founded

1991

Acquisition of the Small-Machine Factory Wiehe

1998

Start of production in China by Demag Ningbo

2003

All-electric injection moulding machine IntElect introduced

2008

Acquisition by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Japan

2018

Stopping the production of small hydraulic machines and changing the plant in Wiehe to an all-electric competence centre

2020

Launch of the first joint and globally produced all-electric machine between Japan and Germany

2022

Presentation of the all-electric high-speed PAC-E machine at Drinktec 2022

2022

Delivery of our 80.000 all-electric machine

2023

In addition to the production network between Germany and Japan, expansion with all electric machines on the Asian market through the Demag Plastics Group in Ningbo