24 Jan 2018
KRAIBURG TPE strengthens its business location in Germany
New extrusion line increases production capacity in Waldkraiburg
The start-up of a new extrusion line for the production of thermoplastic elastomers at the company’s headquarters in Waldkraiburg emphasizes KRAIBURG TPE’s affirmation to rely on being based in Germany. The line expands the company’s total capacity to 56,000mt worldwide.
The demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) is increasing worldwide, showing constant growth in the automotive, industry, consumer and medical markets. To guarantee reliable deliveries of its TPE compounds on a long-term basis, KRAIBURG TPE has been relying for many years on its three production sites in Waldkraiburg (Germany), Buford (Georgia, USA) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
“The Waldkraiburg site is and will remain the focus of all of our activities, where we have been investing particularly in expanding our development center and increasing our production capacities in recent years,” Franz Hinterecker, CEO of KRAIBURG TPE, emphasizes. “The new extrusion line underlines this strategy, which is based not least on strong staff loyalty.”
Along with the Waldkraiburg headquarters, the production sites in North America and Asia have also been specifically developed. In the USA, KRAIBURG TPE already relocated to a new production plant in Buford (near Atlanta, Georgia) in 2016. And an additional new line has recently been put into operation at the Kuala Lumpur plant as well.
The consistent expansion of production capacities follows KRAIBURG TPE’s strategic approach to focus on its core competencies: “Our success in the market is based on strong customer orientation, global presence and influential innovations. Continuously investing in the international network of our production plants and sales offices is a mainstay of this strategy,” Mr. Hinterecker adds.
Reader enquiriesKRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co. KG
+49 8638 9810-0
Notes for editors
About KRAIBURG TPE
KRAIBURG TPE (www.kraiburg-tpe.com) is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers. From its beginning in 2001 as subsidiary of the historical KRAIBURG Group founded in 1947, KRAIBURG TPE has pioneered in TPE compounds, today being the competence leader in this industry. With production sites in Germany, the US, and Malaysia the company offers a broad range of compounds for applications in the automotive, industrial, consumer, and for the strictly regulated medical sectors. The established THERMOLAST®, COPEC®, HIPEX®, and For Tec E® product lines are processed by injection molding or extrusion and provide numerous processing and product design advantages to manufacturers. KRAIBURG TPE features innovative capabilities as well as true global customer orientation, customized product solutions and reliable service. The company is certified to ISO 50001 at its headquarters in Germany as well as in Malaysia and holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications at all global sites. In 2017, KRAIBURG TPE, with over 600 worldwide employees, generated sales of 178 million euros.
Editorial enquiriesSimone Hammerl
KRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co. KG
+49 8638 9810 568
KRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co. KG
+49 8638 9810 272
+31 164 317 036