NAGYIGMAND, HUNGARY, Dec. 11 -- Injection molding giant Nypro Inc. is expanding its presence in eastern Europe in response to increased demand for contract manufacturing services. An assembly and painting operation will be Nypro's second facility in Hungary.
Nypro signed an agreement Dec. 1 to occupy 20,000-sq-ft of an existing 40,000-sq-ft building here. Nypro says demand for contract manufacturing services continues to grow with painting and assembly operations being the fastest-growing segment of Nypros business. "We're just doing more and more outsourcing," said spokesmman Al Cotton Jr.
Nypro has been beefing up its post-molding capabilities around the world including decorative painting in China. The company operates more than a dozen other painting operations in Ireland, China, Mexico, and the U.S. Nypro said it will integrate the Nagyigmand operations with its molding plant in Tata, Hungary, about 20 miles away. Nypro-Karsai Ltd. in Tata is a joint venture started about three years ago between Nypro and Hungary's Karsai Holding RT. The 24/7 facility includes 16 injection molding machines, ranging from 50 to 150 tons.
Nypro Hungary currently serves telecommunications and electronics peripherals markets. Typical applications for the combined operations will include mobile phones, printer cartridges, and automotive components.
The Nagyigmand facility is expected to start up in early January. Cotton said the new space can also accommodate molding, although such activities are not required now.