New subsidiary founded in Prague

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag strengthens presence in CzechRepublic and Slovakia

| Business function | Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH | Schwaig | Germany

The Japanese-German injection moulding machine manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will be serving the Czech and Slovakian markets from April 1, 2021 through the newly founded sales and service company Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery Česko spol. s r.o. Headquartered in Prague, David Svoboda has been appointed as managing director of the company.

“Our works agency ESINTE has successfully supported customersin the Czech Republic and Slovakia for many years. Applying our process and application engineering expertise, the new subsidiary will build upon this strong foundation to advise the two markets even more intensively,”says Siegfried Köhler, Corporate Sales Director at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag's European headquarters."We are very pleased to appoint longstanding plastics expert David Svoboda to lead thisnew subsidiary."

Managing Director Svobodacomments: “Many of ournew consultants have worked in plastics processing for years and really understandthe specific needs of the local markets. With this combinedexperience, we can react to the high demand for system solutions and application-specifictechnologies. Our customers can now benefit directly from the group-wide expertise in key sectors, including medical technology, packaging and automotive.“

Additionally, being close to the customer ensures even faster response times. Having adirect line to development, project planning and production at our German parent companyprovides directbenefits ourcustomerslocated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia,"Svoboda adds.

In recent years Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has significantly expanded its market presence andincreased its market share, particularly in strategic markets.“We regardboth the Czech Republicand Slovakia as important growth markets. This is despite the current weakness in the automotive sector,” explains Köhler.“Makingimprovements to processes and further increasing customer satisfactionby advancing our expansion in Eastern Europe is the nextlogical step. We are proud to announce thisstrong subsidiary for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which invests in future-oriented service concepts and intensive application-specific technical advice."

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