Nissei to open San Antonio facility

Jan. 30, 2017
An artist's rendering of Nissei Plastic Machinery America's planned San Antonio manufacturing facility.

To meet growing demand for injection molding machines, Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd., Nagano, Japan, has created a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary — Nissei Plastic Machinery America Inc. —  and announced plans to open a new manufacturing facility in San Antonio. Construction is scheduled to begin this month and be completed by November, with production expected to begin in February 2018.

Initially, the company will manufacture medium- to large-scale hybrid injection molding machines with clamping forces of 500 to 1,440 tons. The main components will be provided from overseas plants, although sourcing from U.S. suppliers will increase over time. The plant will be equipped with a testing facility and demonstration equipment to give customers technical support.

In addition to being able to brand the equipment as "Made in USA," Nissei also said the facility will improve customer service and reduce shipping costs and delivery times. The 114,234-square-foot production facility is Nissei's third outside of Japan; the others are in China and Thailand.