Shibaura Machine Company, America doubles its footprint in Midwest
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, June 15, 2018 - The U.S. Injection Molding Div. of Shibaura Machine completed its move into a 58,000 square foot facility in Elk Grove Village, Ill., replacing a a smaller facility in Elgin, Ill. The new plant consolidates the injection molding machine sales, service and assembly functions in one location, just a few blocks away from the Shibaura Machine corporate headquarters and Midwest technical center. Expanded basic assembly capabilities allow for faster deliveries of all-electric and servo-hydraulic presses from 30 to 390 tons. New capabilities include powering up machines for test runs, making software updates, providing special options on custom orders, and providing complete inspections of machines prior to shipping. As a result, new machine installations that used to take three or four days at a customer’s plant can now be done in just a few hours.
Besides assembly, the new building also houses the parts and service departments in addition to the machine warehouse which holds over 100 machines in inventory. Some basic assembly also continues at Shibaura Machine's California location for local customers and Northern Mexico.
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