Hungary's Kunplast-Karsai launches €4.5m injection moulding plant expansion

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Hungarian economic development secretary István Lepsényi (centre) at Kunplast-Karsai

Hungarian plastics processor Kunplast-Karsai has announced a new €4.5m expansion project to extend and upgrade its injection moulding plant at Kiskunfélegyháza, in southern Hungary.

The company, part of the leading plastics converting group Karsai Plastics Holding, is building a new production hall to house a set of new robot assisted injection moulding machines. It will also upgrade its plastic mould making shop on the site.

Karsai group recently got confirmation of a Hungarian government aid towards its expansion in the form of a grant worth €2.23m. Group management received the formal state aid document during a March visit to the Kiskunfélegyháza plant by István Lepsényi, state secretary for economic development.

Group subsidiary CEO Róbert Alter announced that the project will upgrade the tool shop to streamline mould production and the firm will create another 20 jobs at the plant which currently employs a 220 strong workforce.

Kunplast-Karsai manufactures a range of technical plastics components for the automotive industry as well as electrical/electronic parts and moulded domestic containers along with metal products. It has served a number of automotive customers including Mercedes, Suzuki, Ford and Volvo.

The operation operates hydraulic and electric powered injection moulding machines from 25 - 2,200 tonne clamping force. 

The 20,000m2 plant also makes thermo set glass fibre reinforced polyester mouldings, operating pressing and bakelite injection moulding lines of between 100 and 1,000 tonne.

Karsai group, which runs around 300 plastics moulding lines overall, also has a plastics packaging division with four plants, one of which is located in neighbouring Romania.

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