The KraussMaffei Group has decided to double its production plants in Martin (Slovakia) and in Haiyan (China). For both sites, the start of production is planned for the beginning of 2013. "The KraussMaffei Group is growing. In order to strengthen our activities in core markets and in emerging markets, we have decided to expand our production plants in Martin (Slovakia) and Haiyan (China)", explains Dr. Dietmar Straub, CEO of KraussMaffei AG. In Haiyan (China), the previous production area of 12,000 m2 will be increased to around 22,000 m2. In addition to the expansion of existing production capacities for machines and plants for Reaction and Extrusion Technology, Netstal and KraussMaffei injection molding machines for PET applications and KraussMaffei injection molding machines of the MX series will also be produced here. In the production plant in Martin (Slovakia), which was put into operation only in autumn 2010, robots and KraussMaffei injection molding machines of the EX series as well as machines and plants for reaction and trimming technology will in future be produced on a production surface area of around 13,000 m2 (today: 6,600 m2). At present, KraussMaffei injection molding machines of the AX series, as well as switch cabinets and molds, are manufactured at this location.