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Management change at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Hungary.

With immediate effect, Jozsef Nemes has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery Hungária Kft. He succeeds Andras Borszeki, who has headed up the Group’s Hungarian subsidiary since its formation in 2015. 


A trained mechanical engineer, Nemes recently moved from an Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer to Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Hungary. Having worked in the plastics industry for 12 years, among his many skills Nemes has extensive expertise in quality management and production. The Hungarian subsidiary will also benefit from his broad processing automation skillset as well as his application technology knowledge.

Welcoming Jozsef to the team, Siegfried Köhler, Senior Director Corporate Sales at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag comments: "Jozsef Nemes is a widely recognised and respected expert in injection moulding machinery, and is well known in the Hungarian market. His appointment as Managing Director will enable us to continue our consistent growth trajectory in Hungary, which includes further expanding our service support and local consulting competence to domestic plastic moulders .” The team, located in Törökbalint, near Budapest, specialises in providing technical application advice, supports customers’ with application trials and provides rapid localised machine and spare part assistance. This extends to sourcing and overseeing the installation of stock machines.

Commenting on his immediate focus, Nemes explains: "Strategically, we will continue support our customers providing the very best machine and application technology, automation and customer service, enabling our Hungarian customers to succeed in all aspects of production. Selling Sumitomo (SHI) Demag machines and systems marks the beginning of a mutually beneficial long-term partnership. Our customers can be assured that our systems will deliver a sustainable competitive advantage, facilitating the highest possible production output whilst maintaining the best component quality.” 




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.