Simpac Receives $16M Order for Two Automated Press Lines from MartinreaSeptember 22, 2021
Simpac America, Troy, MI, has received a purchase order from Martinrea Intl. that reportedly will result in one of the largest press systems to be used by a Tier One U.S. automotive supplier. The order includes two fully automated press systems: a 1600-metric-ton press, and a 3000-metric-ton press with a 300-in. bed. Both will support production of Martinrea’s value-added lightweight structures and propulsion systems at its plant in Hopkinsville, KY.
“We are proud to be selected as the press manufacturer of choice for this grand project,” says YH Kim, president of North American Operations at Simpac America.
Simpac, whose South Korean headquarters facility will manufacture the presses inhouse, expects to deliver them in Q2 2022. The order is the largest ever for Simpac America, and may include the first-ever use of the firm’s new extended reality (XR) tool to provide a completely remote, virtual buyoff process.
See also: SIMPAC America Co. Ltd.
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