Maag opens new sharpening centre in Thailand


Switzerland-headquartered Maag, a manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletising systems, and melt filtration systems, has opened a new rotor sharpening workshop at its Gala Industries sales and service centre in Thailand. The new rotor sharpening service for strand pelletisers will expand Maag’s service footprint in Southeast Asia, which is one of the world’s fastest-growing regions for plastics manufacturing and processing. It is the seventh rotor sharpening workshop for Maag, expanding the company’s capabilities beyond Brazil, China, Germany, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the US.

“This new sharpening centre bolsters our overall effort in Thailand and Southeast Asia in general,” said Thomas Willemsen, vice president of business development for After Sales and Service Centres. “This expansion will take us to another level in terms of customer service. Combined with our already existing sharpening centre in Malaysia we are now able to offer our high quality sharpening service to a much wider customer base.”

The new sharpening centre is located at Gala Industries Thailand’s Chonburi Province site, which has been in operation since 2008. The sales and service centre houses a showroom for Maag’s complete line of products, a demonstration centre, which includes a complete purpose-built underwater pelletising system for customer trials, and additional room for spare parts and inventory, and equipment sales and service. The Thailand sales and service centre employs about 12 people.

Thailand is a key Asian business hub because of its strong infrastructure, large petrochemical and plastics market, and broad global automotive base. Maag also says that additional customer service offerings in Southeast Asia will be launched over the next three months.


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