R&B Plastics Machinery forms strategic partnerships for production of new blow moulding machine lines

Mauser Packaging Solutions

 R&B Plastics Machinery, a leading manufacturer of blow moulding machinery, single-screw plastic extruders, extruder process screws, and a machinery rebuilder, has joined with Sika, a custom blow moulding machine maker in Taiwan, and Seecor, a technology company based in South Africa, in a strategic partnership for  the production of new fully electric, hybrid, and hydraulic blow moulding machines.

 The new shuttle and accumulator head machines, sold and engineered under the R&B Plastics Machinery brand, will expand the company’s portfolio of blow moulding machinery for the consumer packaging, automotive, and industrial markets, according to Fred Piercy, president of R&B Plastics Machinery. The launch of the new machinery also marks R&B’s entry into the all-electric blow moulding machine segment. The company is already a leading supplier of extrusion blow moulding (EBM) machines including wheel and shuttle systems.

 “This partnership will result in the development of a new series of machine platforms that will incorporate R&B technology, engineering, and know-how,” said Piercy. “This business arrangement will significantly expand our machine portfolio and enable us to compete with larger rivals, particularly in the all-electric market.”

 R&B, which also sells extrusion systems, blow moulding machines, and performs extensive rebuilds and modernisation of all competitive equipment; and  serves a diverse customer base with many business segments and markets including food and beverage, personal care, household, pharmaceutical, motor oil and lubricants, automotive, lawn and agricultural chemicals, and industrial specialties, will combine modern and efficient blow mould technology and marketing approaches to offer the R&B Sika Shuttle line (RBS Series) and accumulator machines (RBA Series) throughout the North American market. The all-electric machines will consist of shuttle platforms ranging from 350mm – 1250mm long stroke, offered in both single- and double-sided machine configurations.

 As a partner, Sika will manufacture systems and components which will be shipped to R&B’s manufacturing facility in Saline, Michigan, US,  for final assembly and customer trials. R&B maintains all detailed drawings of the machinery, and will provide all service and parts supply from its Saline, Mich. North American facility. Seecor will provide technology support including manufacturing guidance and design, primarily at Sika in Taiwan.

 Under the new partnership, R&B Plastics Machinery said that it has already sold multiple new shuttle machines in the US.


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