Lately, I have noticed a trend in which companies gradually reduce their plastic injection molding machine supplier base to just one company. This makes a lot of sense, in many ways, yet it also is limiting in other ways.
Sure you can get great discounts by buying several machines from the same supplier, such as Engel, but once you get more or less into a mono-culture, you miss out on the innovations of other companies.
This presents somewhat of a dilemma for companies however. Perhaps one way to deal with this issue is to have various brands on the floor, each specializing in the things they do best. Hydraulic vs. electric, rotary presses, vertical, or stack molding presses are some examples.
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