Austria-based injection moulding machinery manufacturer ENGEL has acquired the majority interest in Poland-based automation specialists TMA Automation. The investment will strengthen its leading position in injection moulding process automation and expand its footprint in Eastern Europe, says ENGEL.
Dr Stefan Engleder, CEO of the ENGEL Group, said: “ENGEL has a strong presence in Eastern Europe, and with the acquisition of TMA is taking the next step for further growth in the region.” The two companies have already cooperated closely for many years on numerous customer projects. One regional focus is Poland and the neighbouring Eastern European countries.
Walter Aumayr, Vice President Automation and Peripheral Units of the ENGEL Group, added: “TMA’s technologies perfectly complement ENGEL’s in-house spectrum of robots and automation components.”
ENGEL offers highly-integrated and fully-automated production cells for injection moulding applications from a single source, boosting both the production efficiency and the investment protection for its customers with this holistic approach.
One of TMA’s focuses is on automating in-mould labelling processes in the medium performance segment. “With TMA, we have gained a know-how provider who knows the specific requirements of this performance segment very well and optimally serves them with solutions tailored to them,” Engleder emphasised. In the high-performance segment, ENGEL will continue to cooperate with its long-standing partners for IML automation.