Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Finalizes Move from Strongsville to Cleveland
New site will emphasize aftermarket sales support including spare parts inventory and repair and rebuilding capabilities.
After expanding U.S. operations in 2019, including new facilities in Georgia, Illinois and California, injection molding machine manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is finalizing the relocation of its operation in Strongsville, Oh. to a new site adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
The new 30,750 ft² space will provides easy access to a range of shipping and transport services. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag says it will be a dedicated center for replacement parts inventory, rebuilding of machine assemblies, machine modifications and the associated engineering. It will support current and legacy equipment, with an investment in picking, packing, and shipping equipment, to ensure fast delivery of spare parts orders.
At the new facility in Cleveland, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will offer control upgrades, complete barrel assemblies, injection unit repair, and electrical cabinet, manifold, linkage, injection unit, and ball-screw rebuilding. Strongsville employees performing essential operations have already transitioned to the new facility, according to the company, which notes they will eventually be joined by colleagues still working remotely.
In 2019, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag opened a new 74,500 sq ft facility in Suwanee, Ga. that acts as its North American headquarters and is nearly three times as large as its former site in Norcross, Ga. That same year, the company added a new facility outside Chicago, as well as a Training and Demo Center in Anaheim.
In March, prior to coronavirus shutdowns, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag had planned a grand opening for the new Chicago facility, with four live molding machine demonstrations. After that event was canceled due to the shutdown, three of the four machines were delivered to customers to support essential projects related to combatting the COVID-19 outbreak.
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