At CHINAPLAS 2012, EDI Precision Dies (Shanghai) Co Ltd (EDI China), a subsidiary of the US-based Extrusion Dies Industries (EDI), announced that its local headquarters will be moving a new facility in Shanghai on August 1.
The 5,000sq m facility will replace EDI China’s old headquarters, an 1,800sq m plant also in Shanghai, and will include greater production capacity and an expanded technical staff, according to Jason Yin, General Manager of EDI China.
“The new Shanghai operation will enable EDI China to offer high-quality film, sheet, and extrusion coating dies designed by EDI engineers in the USA, built right here in China, and sold at competitive prices on short lead times,” said Mr Yin. “Our customers will have ready access to local EDI China technical sales and support specialists as well as an expanded aftermarket program including parts and services such as cleaning, repairs, and rework.”
The locally built dies will range from basic systems to dies with value-added features such as automatic profile control, according to Kelly Harings-Mrozinski, Director of Marketing. More complex or high-end systems such as those for BOPET film extrusion, flexible packaging extrusion coating, and micro-layer multiplication will continue to be manufactured in the US.
Additional capacity to be installed at the new EDI China facility will include high speed machining systems and a climate-controlled precision grinding operation, according to Mr Yin. “We expect to expand our staff to 50 people by the first quarter of 2013,” he said, “including technical sales, field service, quality management, and process engineering specialists.”
Besides dies, the new facility will supply feed blocks and ancillary equipment. The company noted that aftermarket services will be available for dies of all types, whether built in Shanghai or at EDI’s world headquarters in Wisconsin, the US.
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