Husky hosts successful Open House at new Nordic Technical Center
For release 2005-04-28
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Husky Injection Molding Systems A/S held its inaugural Open House on April 26 at their new state-of-the-art Technical Center in Kastrup, near Copenhagen. More than 70 customers from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark attended the event and participated in a series of presentations and discussions on Husky's latest developments in injection moulding machinery and hot runner technology, and listened to keynote presentations from guest speakers.
After introductions from Kris Kristensen, General Manager Husky Nordic, and Volker Neuber, Vice President Service and Sales Western Europe, Karl-Heinz Höfert from Husky Machines in Luxembourg gave an update on the Tandem System for automotive applications, including the new Quadloc Tandem Index (QTI) system with a rotating platen. In his hot runner update, Nicolas Tirard-Gatel, Product Manager Hot Runners, Husky Luxembourg, emphasized the added benefits that Husky can give its customers in the field of hot runner solutions.
Kris Kristensen commented: "Husky's Open House days provide a unique opportunity to meet our customers in a friendly and open atmosphere. It was also the first opportunity to show our customers in the Nordic region what enhanced capabilities we now have available to support them locally through our new Technical Center."
The Nordic Technical Center was officially opened in July 2004 to provide customized injection moulding services to local customers, including service coordination, machine and hot runner training, mould trials and systems integration. About half of the 900 m² Copenhagen facility is dedicated to a machine hall for injection moulding work. Demonstration machines include a 160-tonne Husky Hylectric for resin testing and trials of small technical moulds, and a 400-tonne Hylectric specially equipped for thinwall packaging moulds.
Guest speakers at the Open House included Torbjörn Trangteg of the Swedish Plastics & Chemicals Federation, who gave a presentation about preparing for tomorrow's market, highlighting the importance of specialisation, information gathering and creativity. Susanne Andersson of telecom supplier Foxconn, a Danish subsidiary of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., discussed cultural differences between Denmark and China and how these differences can be used to mutual advantage. In addition, Claes Abrahamsson of IML in Jönköping, Sweden, illustrated how in-mould labeling can help moulders supply durable, scratch free and attractive packaging solutions efficiently.
Many of our customers came to Kastrup and they were not disappointed," Kristensen said. "We had an interesting and appealing programme, and our keynote speakers gave our customers some food for thought about remaining competitive in today's challenging business environment. I'm already looking forward to our next Open House."
The Husky Nordic Technical Center is located within a few kilometres of Copenhagen's Kastrup airport and is close to the bridge connecting Copenhagen and Sweden. Copenhagen is Husky's 19th Technical Center and sixth in Europe. Husky has similar facilities in France, Germany (2), Luxembourg and Great Britain.
About Husky — Husky Injection Molding Systems (www.husky.ca) is a leading global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40 service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Husky's manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg and China.
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