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Toshiba Machine doubles its footprint in Midwest

Issue: June 2018

Injection molding machinery maker Toshiba Machine is consolidating its sales, service and assembly under one roof in Elk Grove Village, Ill., doubling its footprint in the Midwest and expanding its capabilities.

Toshiba Machine separated from its parent company, Toshiba Corp., just one year ago. “We’ve been working on finding a new home to consolidate our injection molding capabilities ever since,” said Tom McKevitt, Toshiba Machine’s VP and GM.

At 58,000 square feet, the new space enables the company to move assembly from an off-site location, McKevitt said.

The facility has state-of-the-art infrastructure that is designed to support light assembly. This will allow Toshiba to build machines based on customers’ specifications. It also will improve flow and shorten lead times. The company also will be able to begin using new systems such as bar coding to automate the traceability of replacement parts.

Toshiba Machine’s injection molding machines division designs and builds electric, hydraulic and hybrid molding machines that range from 25 tons to 1,000 tons of clamping force.