München (ots) - Plastics machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei was awarded first place in the category of Media and Publications at the 2012 SPE Automotive Division Awards at the weekend. The "Internationale Gesellschaft für Kunststofftechnik e.V. / Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)", which presents the award every 18 months, recognized the product brochure titled "Fiber composite solutions - for high-tech lightweight components".
Broad spectrum of expertise explained comprehensively
The jury based its decision on the fact that the company's exemplary presentation of its uniquely broad spectrum of expertise in the automated production of fiber composite lightweight components according to customer specifications for component design and volume. The brochure, said the jury, not only provides a well-structured overview of the various types of technology but also illustrates the production processes and the applications of fiber composites through the use of graphics and images. In the opinion of the jurors, the bold idea of keeping one's own products and machines in the background while focusing attention on components and know-how works very well in this medium.
Focus on customer sectors
In addition to the use of fiber composites in the automotive sector, the medium also focuses on the areas of boat construction, utility vehicles, agricultural machinery, rail transport, logistics, aircraft construction, wind power and the production of sports equipment. All cross-technology stages in the process of manufacturing fiber reinforced plastics are explained by product illustrations, allowing customers from any branch of industry to see at a glance the range of services along the entire value-adding chain of KraussMaffei. For many years, KraussMaffei has been supplying customers in the automotive industry with a wide range of machinery for the production of products extending from glass fiber reinforced plastics to high-strength lightweight components in a complex fabric structure. The company achieves this by combining its know-how in the fields of Injection Molding Machinery, Reaction Process Machinery and Automation under one roof.
1. Brochure in print quality for download http://www.kraussmaffei.com/files_db/1310988172_02__15.pdf
2. For more information about the SPE Automotive Awards ceremony please visit: www.spe-ce.de/award
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The KraussMaffei product brand is internationally recognized for its groundbreaking, multitechnology system and process solutions for injection and reaction molding technology and factory automation. With its standalone, modular or standardized machinery and systems, and a wide, customizable service offering, KraussMaffei is a full- system partner for customers in many industry sectors. KraussMaffei bundles many decades of engineering expertise in plastics machinery and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. For more information: www.kraussmaffei.com
About KraussMaffei Group
The KraussMaffei Group is among the world's leading suppliers of machinery and systems for producing and processing plastics and rubber. Its products and services cover the whole spectrum of injection and reaction molding and extrusion technology, giving the company a unique position in the industry. The KraussMaffei Group is innovation-powered, supplying its products, processes and services as standard or custom solutions which deliver sustained added value along the customer's value-adding chain. The company markets it's offering under the KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal brands to customers in the automotive, packaging, medical, construction, electrical, electronics and home appliance industries. Continuing a long tradition of engineering excellence, the international KraussMaffei Group currently employs around 4,000 people. With a global network of more than 30 subsidiaries and more than 10 production plants, supported by around 570 sales and service partners, the company is close to customers around the world. KraussMaffei has been headquartered in Munich since 1838. For more information: www.kraussmaffeigroup.com
Markus Betsche Press Officer KraussMaffei brand Injection Molding Machinery and Reaction Process Machinery Phone: +49 (0) 89 8899 4712 Email: email@example.com