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Sidebar: Magic plans U.S. office

Issue: November 2017

Italian blow molding machine manufacturer Magic MP SpA, of Monza, plans to open a temporary office in the U.S. in the beginning of next year and to move into permanent offices by August.

Because of growth in its sales of electric blow molding machines in the U.S. and Canada, Magic plans to open a U.S. office for sales and parts storage. In 2016, the company announced it would be located in the Ann Arbor, Mich., area. However, construction on the new building ­— part of which it will lease for its offices — is running behind schedule.

Therefore, the company has announced that in early 2018, it plans to move into a temporary office in New Castle, Del. The company anticipates that construction will be completed on its new permanent building in Plymouth, Mich., about 15 miles east of Ann Arbor, in August.

“We have more than 120 machines [in the U.S. and Canada] now, so the best way to service the market is from here,” said Celestino Spiga, area manager for Magic.

Spiga and his son Pietro, a technical salesman, will work out of the U.S. offices. They plan to move to the U.S. from Italy.

Once completed, the Plymouth offices will include enough room to display as many three blow molding machines for prospective customers. Initial plans call for the company to display its model ME L2-3/D-LS full electric blow molding machine. It’s a double-station machine, equipped with a double-cavity head, with a total of four cavities. The clamp stroke is 420mm with a clamp closing force of 8.8 tons.

In addition to the showroom, the building will feature offices, training and meeting room, and storage space for spare parts.

“Once in the permanent space, we will organize some training [for customers] specifically on the electric technology,” Celestino Spiga said.

Bruce Geiselman, senior staff reporter