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Dirk Scheibner appointed managing director of JSC Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery in Russia

Dirk Scheibner was appointed managing director of JSC Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery with headquarters in Moscow, effective 1 May 2018. He succeeds Alexander Votinov, who has been managing director of the Russian subsidiary of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH since 2010. The Russian subsidiary was founded in 2003.


Prior to his work for the German-Japanese injection moulding machinery manufacturer, Scheibner worked as a key sales executive for investment and industrial goods. “We are delighted that we acquired Dirk Scheibner, a proven expert of the CIS and CEE markets,“ says Gerd Liebig, CEO of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Group. “Initially, he will focus on tapping into what we consider Eurasia’s vast market potential and on the advancement of our service structures in this region.“


More than 2,000 installed Sumitomo (SHI) Demag machines are currently serviced by staff at the subsidiary’s Moscow headquarters and at service points in Nizhny Novgorod and St. Petersburg. “It is the high reliability of our machines, the pre-emptive maintenance and fast spare parts supply that are rated very highly among Russian customers from growth markets such as packaging, agriculture, automotive, food and construction materials. These benefits are a competitive edge that should not be underestimated,“ Scheibner explains. In this market, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has also identified considerable potential for energy-efficient, highly productive all-electric injection moulding machines. “Long service lives and cost-efficient operation are the number one priority for virtually all investment decisions in Russia,“ Scheibner continues, ”and our IntElect series is the perfect fit.“ 




Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has had a strong influence on the development of the plastics industry from its very beginnings. As specialists in injection moulding machines for plastics processes, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, together with its Japanese parent company, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, is one of the world’s leading companies in the industry. The global development and production network of Sumitomo Heavy Industries and Sumitomo (SHI) Demag consists of four facilities in Japan, Germany and China with more than 3,000 employees. The product portfolio includes all-electric, hydraulic and hybrid-driven injection moulding machines with clamping forces of between 180 and 15.000 kN. With over 145,000 installed machines,  Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is present in important markets worldwide and is one of the largest manufacturers of injection moulding machines.

The parent company plant in Chiba, Japan, manufactures machines with small and medium clamping forces. Approximately 95 % of all delivered machines have an all-electric drive concept. The German Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s locations in Schwaig and Wiehe use hybrid drive concepts to manufacture the Systec Servo series, as well as the high-performance and high-speed El-Exis SP and Systec SP machines. The IntElect series with all-electric drive technology is also manufactured in Germany for the international market. 

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has had a production facility in Ningbo, China, since 1998. The Systec C series with clamping forces of 500 to 10,000 kN has been manufactured for Asian markets in a new factory (13,000 m2 floor space) of this subsidiary, Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) Co., Ltd., since mid-2015. In addition to injection moulding machines, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag provides standard and customised systems for parts handling automation, process engineering and solutions for special applications, and customised services, as well as machine financing options.

With its seamless sales and service network of subsidiaries and agencies, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag supports all major industrial markets.