In 2014, Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel launched a new, China-built range of injection moulding machines for the Asian market under the brand name Wintec. However, the no-frills, standardised machines were soon being sold outside the initially targeted market and today the brand is firmly established the brand, in many parts of the world.
Outside Asia, Wintec was first launched in the METAI region (Middle East, Turkey, Africa, India). In 2018, Engel took the brand to the Americas, launching its Wintec servo-hydraulic t-win and all-electric e-win injection moulding machines at NPE 2018.
And today, Engel announced that t-win injection moulding machine will now be available world wide, as the company is expanding sales of the dual-platen machine into Europe.
Shorter product life cycles, for example in the appliance sector and increasing cost pressure are fuelling demand in Europe for standardised injection moulding machines that are both powerful and quickly available, according to Stefan Engleder, CEO of the Engel Group. Wintec can offer a solution with an attractive price-performance ratio.
Engel’s two-brand strategy makes it the only supplier in the world that can offer single-source solutions ranging from standard single-component injection moulding to technologically sophisticated applications, emphasised Engel Group’s CSO, Christoph Steger.
Wintec's t-win injection moulding machines are particularly popular for high-volume single-component injection moulding that may not require any special technologies, but places high demands on quality and process consistency. The target industries include domestic appliances, technical moulding and automotive. The machines are delivered pre-configured, which shortens the time for commissioning.