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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag cares: Company child hospice donation.

Kinderhospiz Mitteldeutschland recently received a generous donation of Euro 2.500 from funds raised by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag employees to provide palliative care for seriously ill children and support for families.


Raising funds for local children’s hospice facilities has been a long-held tradition at the injection moulding machine manufacturer. From Christmas 2019 until Eastern 2020, employees at the company’s German site Wiehe donated generously to a fundraising campaign. On 28 May, the Works Council Chairman Mr. Danny Kunze, Mr. Frank Stengel who launched the donation tradition many years ago, and Managing Director Mr. Gerd Liebig handed over a donation cheque to Kinder- und Jugendhospiz Mitteldeutschland.


Praising the collective fundraising efforts of colleagues, Works Council Chairman Danny Kunze said: "This year, the commitment of our employees to the seriously ill children and their families was particularly impressive. Without donations and voluntary work, the work these facilities do would not be possible. That is why it is a matter of the heart for us to help."


Unfortunately, the costs incurred during a stay in a children's hospice and outpatient hospice care are not fully covered by health and nursing care insurance in Germany. With around 40,000 children at any time falling ill in a life-shortening way, providing psychosocial support, dignified palliative care and relief via children’s hospices and outpatient support services is critical.


It’s one thing to talk about being socially responsible and showing how much we care. Taking action is another thing altogether. Despite working remotely during the current Covid-19 crisis, we are proud to see colleagues are continuing to share their time and making a difference in their local communities,” adds Frank Stengel.




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.