Westminster Tool Partners with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to Expand Mold Qualification Capabilities
Westminster Tool teams up with Sumitomo to add a new 354T Sumitomo (SHI) Demag injection molding machine to its Sterling, CT Technology Center.
We are proud to announce that we’ve recently introduced a new Sumitomo (SHI) Demag 354T SE-EV-A-HD injection molding machine to our mold qualification technology arsenal. The new addition will complement the our current Technology Center with two injection molding presses, a 110T and 150T.
To expand our mold qualification capabilities, we recently partnered with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag in hopes of better serving customers needs. Westminster Tool president, Ray Coombs, says the machine’s application will specifically accommodate upcoming medical manufacturing projects that require larger parts and higher cavitation. “Partnering with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag was a natural fit considering the timing, and it’s a perfect alignment of each company’s needs.”
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, producer of precision plastic injection molding machines, was specifically looking for partners that could help them market the machine to a critical region in New England. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag North America Business Development Manager, Bob Brady, says, “With Westminster Tool’s reputation in the plastics industry and its reputation in the community here in Connecticut, our machines are getting the exact kind of exposure we need.”
In addition to mold validation and internal research and development, the machine’s new home at our Sterling facility will also serve as a centralized showcase for potential training, especially with prospective customers. “Training is a major focal point for Westminster Tool, and that’s why this relationship is such a great fit,” Brady says. Several of our key medical customers are proud Sumitomo (SHI) Demag owners, which makes for a smoother transition from the mold build to qualification. And since the medical industry is all about consistency, this partnership lets us rely on Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s trusted reputation.
For us, the new machine represents the our latest commitment to merging people and technology. “We spent years establishing our company culture to support our skilled talent,” Coombs says. “Now we need exposure to the technology that is going to give us the tools we need to step up our game.”
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