As what is part of the largest investment programmes in KraussMaffei’s history, KraussMaffei Group is building a completely new plant plus a modern extrusion R&D centre in Laatzen, on the outskirts of Hannover, where it is merging all corporate extrusion operations at a single location.
“Bundling the extrusion activities at one location is the right strategic response to current and future challenges in our industry,” said Volker Nilles, the Executive Vice President for New Machinery Business at KraussMaffei. Over the past 20 years, KraussMaffei Group has grown a portfolio comprised of nearly all extrusion technologies: from pipes and profiles to sheet and flat film, rubber and foam extrusion and even compounding and recycling. Now, all these different technologies will be brought together at a single location.
In strategic terms, this approach will yield substantial product benefits for customers, valuable synergy effects for the company and new opportunities and fields of research for the future.