To capitalise on a very successful trading period in North America, Negri Bossi are building a 36,000 sq.ft facility located in Plymouth Twp., Michigan.
Building work commenced in June of this year with completion and move in anticipated for January 2018.
The new facility will comprise:
– 6,000 sq.ft office and training facilities
– 5,500 sq.ft demonstration and training area with 5 connected machines
– 22,500 sq.ft warehouse – stock machines, robots and spare parts
– Demonstration of machines up to 2000 ton
– 3 x 25 tonne cranes (50 ton combined lifting capacity)
– 50 seat classroom
– Latest Audio-Visual technologies
– Centralised chilling supplied by Frigel
– Centralised material handling
Injection moulding machines will be modified on-site to customer specification, improving delivery times and providing more flexibility. The large demo and tool trial facility is being designed to provide an excellent customer experience and an increased level of spare parts storage will further improve response times.
Enhanced training facilities were a large consideration in the building design. Collaboration with local Votech (technical school) will allow technical training to be provided on demo machines and in the classrooms. A local university will also use the classrooms and machinery for laboratory work.
Third party process training seminars are planned and annual mini-exhibitions will feature complementary equipment suppliers.
Sytrama robots (sister company of Negri Bossi) will be sub-assembled in the new facility, utilizing US sourced main beams and electrical cabinets. This initiative will improve the costs and delivery times to the market.
Magic MP, the Italian all-electric blow moulding machinery manufacturer, will also use the building as their North American HQ. They will have demonstration machines, spare parts and service support on-site.
This investment signifies Negri Bossi’s commitment to the North American moulding industry.