Tool and injection molding supplier VEM Group (Clovis, California) opened a 17,500 foot2 in January in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and expands its worldwide activities to Eastern Europe. With operations in Bulgaria, the US company has five locations on three continents with locations in China, India, Thailand and Mexico.
A company spokesman said Plastics technology that the plant in Plovdiv has installed an Arburg injection molding machine and two more have been ordered. The newest facility, known as VEM Europe, will manufacture and design injection molding tools, as well as service and repair molds, with Arburg machines available for testing and production runs.
In a press release, VEM Group President Marc Weinmann said that his company already has many European customers and that opening a new location in Bulgaria would offer them local manufacturing at the best price. “Our advantage is that VEM is a US company that is led by a very experienced international management and engineering team,” said Weinmann. “Combine that with world class equipment and rigorous quality and VEM can provide solutions to the toughest tooling and injection molding challenges.”
The newest unit of the VEM Group – VEM Europe – is a 17,500 foot2 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.