Part of the Fibrax Group of Companies, which operates in the UK, Poland and Morocco, Fibrax Limited has invested in two Engel Victory machines with tie-bar-less technology, to increase the company’s plastic moulding capacity at its facility in Wrexham, North Wales.
The modular Engel Victory is ideal for a wide range of technical plastic mouldings. With its tie-bar-less technology, the Victory provides more flexibility and greater efficiency than traditional injection moulding machines.
Fibrax operates a range of injection moulding machine sizes, including 30 to 560 tonnes for rubber and 50 to 450 tonnes for plastic, enabling the manufacturer to meet an extensive variety of needs. The company also specialises in precision overmoulding of multi-part components and offers a multi-component assembly services for sub-assemblies and completed products.
Commenting on the decision to invest in two Engel Victory machines, Rob Winterbottom, Fibrax’s Technical Sales Director, said:
“Engel is well known for creating machinery of the highest quality, developed using the latest technologies. Their integrated systems have been designed to drive efficiencies without restricting mould functions or performance. By investing in the 50 and 120 tonne Engel Victory machines, we are able to extend our UK manufacturing capabilities, whilst harnessing greater control of smaller shot weight tools. The tie-bar-less technology complements our continual improvement strategy, as we are able to drive greater efficiencies in the future.“
This investment is part of the company’s sustainable growth strategy. 2018 will see the installation of a range advanced technical equipment aimed at streamlining manufacturing processes, implementing efficiencies and optimising performance.
Fibrax recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Morocco, which will trade as Morocco Precision Mouldings and serve the global automotive supply chain.
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The new manufacturing plant will trade as Morocco Precision Moulding and form part of the Fibrax Group of Companies, which also has established operational facilities in Wrexham, UK and Sanok, Poland. Specialising in the design, development and manufacture of high performance custom rubber mouldings and plastic components, Fibrax supports many of the most strictly regulated sectors worldwide. The demand for quality automotive components has significantly increased in North Africa and this investment will ensure the Fibrax Group is well placed to provide outstanding technical support and a responsive service delivery to companies operating in the region.
Fibrax has maintained an operational presence in Morocco since 2012 having worked collaboratively with a local supply chain partner. A recent surge in demand has enabled the company to invest in a fully controlled facility in the region with further rapid growth anticipated over the next five years. Morocco Precision Moulding will operate from a 3,250m² manufacturing plant, which currently employs 60 employees. The site has been strategically selected, as there is scope to extend the facility and employ a larger workforce.
Commenting on this expansion, Robert Winterbottom, Technical Sales Director, said:
“The opening of Morocco Precision Moulding as part of the Fibrax Group of Companies signifies a very exciting time in our history and an important milestone in our continued growth and development. We have been very keen to expand our global presence and this site will enable us to proactively support the needs of our customers operating in this region. Growth in Morocco’s automotive industry is set to continue and we look forward to playing an active role within its supply chain.”
Fibrax Limited currently employs over 330 employees across its three manufacturing facilities. As well as moulding thermoset and thermoplastic precision parts, the company designs and tests complex prototypes.
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