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Japanese all-electric injection machine maker Toyo Machinery & Metal has tied up with South Korea’s Hyundai Injection Machinery, which specializes in hydraulic machinery particularly for the automotive sector, to better access the Korean molder base both in South Korea and globally.

Speaking to PlasticsToday at the recent Koplas Show in Goyang outside of Seoul, Board Director, Global Sales and Marketing, Yoshiaki Tabata said that molders serving the automotive sector in South Korea are ready for all-electric machines on account of their precision and cleanliness. “We brought our most salable machines to Koplas, 180-tonne and 280-tonne all-electrics, but we can offer the market clamping forces up to 1300 tonnes,” he added, highlighting that all-electrics can now be used to mold the majority of automotive components.

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