Injection moulding machine manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has appointed global material handling and dosing specialist TSM Control Systems as the new agent for Northern Ireland and Eire. TSM has headquarters in Dundalk.
In addition to benefiting from TSM's large installation base and expertise in plastics blending, the partnership will provide customers with the assurance of working with a single supplier rather than numerous stakeholders.
TSM will oversee all future turnkey plastic moulding and system integrations, while also providing on-the-ground customer support.
Speaking about the agreement, Nigel Flowers, managing director of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK, said: “We are very excited to be working in partnership with the team at TSM and regard their appetite for innovation and insight of the plastics sector in Ireland as a way to add more value to the relationships we share with existing and prospective customers.”
Flowers continued: “Given the dominance of medical and electronic moulding in Ireland, precision, value for money, fast cycle times and quality components are equally critical. Additionally, the market is seeking innovation and something that gives them a competitive edge. It's here, with our advanced application technologies, seamless integration with ancillary equipment and access to market-leading material handling and data analytics to address unproductive processes and energy usage, all backed by responsive service and support, where Sumitomo (SHI) Demag with TSM can really make a tangible difference and help plastic processors become more competitive.”
TSM sales director, Declan Byrne, added: “Ireland's government strategy to attract international investment has been hugely successful. Automotive, medtech, ICT and biopharma continue to grow, with world class processors, suppliers and over 230 businesses driving annual exports valued at over €1.62 billion1 and growing.
“The new Sumitomo-TSM partnership guarantees a comprehensive level of service and support is available to this important economic sector.”