Both partners have been present in important global markets with their own sales and service structures. â€œThe Piovan Group is the perfect partner because they offer a complete portfolio of downstream technology with a very high quality and performance level and a real global network,â€œ Gerd Liebig, CEO at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag points out. â€œWith their core competencies, both manufacturers can support each other, â€œFilippo Zuppichin, Group Managing Director at Piovan adds, â€œbecause their requirements in terms of technology, quality and performance are as identical as their strict focus on their customers.â€
In addition to Piovan downstream technology and Aquatech cooling systems, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will take on board the equipment at the European technical centres, as this allows them to offer customers the complete portfolio if required. At Chinaplas in Shanghai and at the NPE in Orlando, USA several Sumitomo (SHI) Demag exhibits were already running with Piovan downstream equipment, which was selected to suit the relevant applicationsâ€™ requirements. At Plast Milan, Piovan technology will be running on Sumitomo (SHI) Demag exhibits.
Despite their close cooperation, both companies will continue as independent suppliers catering to different markets. The Piovan Group with their brands such as Aquatech for cooling systems will keep on providing equipment and services to other injection moulding machine manufacturers.
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.