Shibaura Machine Company, America doubles its footprint in Midwest

The U.S. Injection Molding Div. of Shibaura Machine completed its move into a 58,000 square foot facility in Elk Grove Village, Ill., replacing a a smaller facility in Elgin, Ill. The new plant consolidates the plastics sales, service and assembly functions in one location, just a few blocks away from the Shibaura Machine corporate headquarters and Midwest Technical Center. Expanded basic assembly capabilities allow for faster deliveries of all-electric and servohydraulic presses from 30 to 390 tons. New capabilities include powering up machines for test runs, making software updates, providing special options on custom orders, and providing complete inspections of machines prior to shipping. As a result, new machine installations that used to take three or four days at a customer’s plant can now be done in just a few hours. Besides assembly, the new building also houses the parts and service department. It has over 100 machines in inventory. Some basic assembly also continues at Shibaura’s California location for local customers and Northern Mexico. And Shibaura has added more technical people in the field who can help install and troubleshoot machines.

Other big news is our company name change—both in Japan and the U.S.—to Shibaura Machine Co. Ltd. on April 1, 2020. This is a return to the original name of the company, founded as Shibaura Machine Tool Co. in 1938.

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