Following the presentation of the new KCC MK3 series at this year's CHINAPLAS as well as the launch of new suction blow molding machines and drum machines, Kautex Maschinenbau introduces its new KBB jerrycan machines at K 2016.
The new KBB200 and KBB400 models were specially developed for the manufacture of stackable jerrycans. The machine showing at the K Show is equipped with a Kautex three-layer head for a cost-efficient ReCo process.
Though there are lots of reports picturing an economic "crisis" in China, Andreas Lichtenauer, the Managing Partner of Kautex who has stayed in China for four years, still believe very strongly China will drive forward the extrusion market.
"I sometimes really feel irritated if I read in a German media about the crisis in China. But for five month continuously, we have orders one after another for the machine that produces for new cars," Lichtenauer said during a press meeting at the K Show.
"What we see is half of our automotive equipment is going into the Chinese automotive market and I just talked with our customers who just bought nine machines from us and they are busy and urgently looking for more machines! And also our colleagues were selling packaging machines to the Chinese clients."
Kautex launched a new generation of KCC machine at China this year. "It has refined closing unit with high speeds and short dry cycle times. It is easier handling with process adjustment during operation," Olaf Weiland, CEO and Partner of Kautex explained. "It is modular designed for faster delivery within 2-3 months."
Lichtenauer added, "The Chinese customers' requirement for quality, especially in the packaging business, is dramatically going up. And that is exactly what we believe in that we are making the first-class products. And that is the reason we are enjoying a very good business at the moment for the special application, like multi-layers, three-layers packaging. We just got an order for a five-layer application. So we do not see crisis in our China business at the moment and we still believe very strongly in China."