In addition to injection molding machines, the new company also buys back used robots from the Engel series, processes the products and offers them on the market again. “In some cases, only a second-hand production line is an option. We would like to offer our customers a high-quality solution for this requirement with the usual consulting expertise from Engel and excellent service, ”explains Dr. Christoph Steger, CSO of the Engel Group, made this strategic decision. The bought-back injection molding machines and robots are processed in-house. Engel has created the necessary capacities for this in its production plants in Austria and the Czech Republic.
The newly founded company is based in Prague, Czech Republic. “Eastern Europe is the largest and fastest growing market for used injection molding machines,” says Leopold Praher, General Manager of Engel Used Machinery.
Leopold Praher has been with Engel for more than 30 years, most recently as Sales Manager Elast / LIM, responsible for Engel’s global elastomer and thermoset business. Praher will initially perform both functions in personal union in order to prepare the Elast / LIM area, which is strategically important for Engel, as well as possible for an orderly succession.