Published On: Tue, Dec 23rd, 2014

Gilles Mazzolini becomes new General Manager of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery (France) S.A.S.

Gilles Mazzolini, currently Head of Sales at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag France, will take over as General Manager of the Lognes-based French subsidiary of Japanese-German injection moulding company Sumitomo (SHI) Demag with effect from 1 January 2015.

Mazzolini (40) studied polymer engineering and marketing at Metz University and joined the former Demag Ergotech in France as sales engineer in 2008. In 2013, he took over as Head of Sales.

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Gilles Mazzolini becomes new General Manager of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery (France) S.A.S.

Effective 1 January 2015, Gilles Mazzolini will take over as General Manager of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery (France) S.A.S. from Christian Lozé, who will leave the company for his well-deserved retirement.

Dr Tetsuya Okamura, CEO of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag and Senior Vice President of Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) congratulated Christian Lozé on his retirement and thanked him for his services to the company. Throughout his work, Lozé was well respected and trusted by all employees. Dr Okamura expressed his gratitude for Lozé’s untiring dedication during more than twenty years with the company.

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has shaped the development of the plastics industry from its very beginning. As a specialist for injection moulding machines for plastics processing, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag and its Japanese parent company are leading the industry.

The global development and production network of Sumitomo Heavy Industries and Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is comprised of four facilities in Japan, Germany and China with more than 3,000 employees. The product portfolio includes all-electric, hydraulic and hybrid injection moulding machines with clamping forces of between 180 and 20.000 kN. With more than 115,000 installed machines, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is present in important global markets.

More than 5,000 machines sold per year make Sumitomo Heavy Industries and its plastics machinery division one of the largest manufacturers of injection moulding machines in the world.

At Sumitomo’s headquarters in Chiba, Japan, the company manufactures machines with clamping forces in the small to medium range. Nearly 95 % of all delivered machines are equipped with an all-electric drive concept.

The Germany-based facilities in Schwaig and Wiehe specialise in the production of Systec Servo machines with hybrid drive concept and hybrid high-performance and high-speed El-Exis SP and Systec SP machines. IntElect machines with electric drives for the international market are also being produced in Germany.

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will continue operations at the former Demag facility in Ningbo/China, which came on-stream in 1998. The Chinese subsidiary of Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. has been operating a local facility with a production area of 11,000 sqm since 2007. Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. is planning to expand its production capacities in Ningbo (Zhejian province). By mid-2015, the production will be stepped up from the current rate of about 650 to 1,000 injection moulding machines per year. The injection moulding portfolio is comprised of the hydraulic Systec C series with clamping forces of between 500 and 10,000 kN for the Asian market.

In addition to injection moulding machines, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag offers customised and standardised systems for the part handling automation, technical and process solutions for special applications, tailored services and service concepts as well as a range of financial options to support investment in injection moulding machines.

With its comprehensive sales and service network of subsidiaries and agencies, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is present in all major markets.


Gilles Mazzolini
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery
(France) S.A.S.
ZAC du Mandinet
9 rue des Campanules
77437 Marne-la-Vallée Cedex 2
Tel. +33 1 60 33 20 10
Fax +33 1 60 33 20 03
E-mail : contact‎@‎

Stefanie Lauterbach, Marketing
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH
Tel. +49 911 5061-2915
Fax +49 911 5061-750