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GERMAN INJECTION MOULDING OUTPERFORMS WESTERN EUROPE AS ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY PERSISTS

AMI, Bristol, 4th July 2013 The German injection moulding market is demonstrating modest growth despite a fragile European economy according to AMI"s latest report,  AMI"s guide to the injection moulding industry in Germany. This new and revised edition contains extensive details on over 2,250 injection moulding operations in Germany that were gathered by direct contact with each company to ensure the highest possible level of accuracy.

Since the previous edition of AMI"s guide in 2009 the industry has been through a period of turmoil caused by the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the global economic downturn. However despite these issues Germany's injection moulding industry has managed to keep its head above water with polymer demand for injection moulding growing at less than 1%/year on average in the five year period between 2007 and 2012.  Although not exactly a stellar performance, it has outperformed most other European markets.  German injection moulding demand recovered strongly after a collapse in output equivalent to nearly 200,000 tonnes of polymer demand in 2009 following the global financial crisis. The recovery has been driven by a pickup in manufacturing exports, particularly its automotive industries which are a key sector for the injection moulding industry. Over one-quarter of all polymer injection moulded in Germany finds use in an automotive component. 

Germany generates over a quarter of all injection moulding activity within the EU27 and is home to many of Europe's leading companies.  In  terms of polymer purchases the largest moulders are typically involved in packaging and include Artenius and Alpla for PET preforms; Global Closure Systems and Bericap for closures; RPC, Jokey Plastic and Groku for PP containers and pails; and Schoeller Allibert for crates and transit packaging. The largest moulders in terms of revenue, however, are involved in automotive components and include Faurecia, Richling and Samvardhana Motherson Peguform.

The heart of this guide is the data on the custom moulders. The guide has been specifically organised so as to provide designers, specifiers and buyers with a vast amount of data on the activities of these companies.  This information shows that over 80% of companies listed process polypropylene resins (the most widely used material) and over half have some involvement in supplying to the automotive industry.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS:

Title:  AMI's guide to the injection moulding industry in Germany

2 volumes - Volume 1 North Germany - Volume 2 South Germany

Edition: 8th 2013 - Format: Book and database

Price:  Book €265 - Standard database €1120 - Gold database€ 1495

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