It’s virtually wall-to-wall Haixings at new Port Elizabeth plant
PlasX plant manager Peter Brummer (right) with machine supplier Ricky Lazenby of MJH of Durban and Richard Zhu of Haixing of China, who was at the plant in Port Elizabeth during the commissioning phase in September. The new plant includes machines between 88 and 650 tons clamp force
PlasX has opted for a sophisticated materials handling system from Motan; and (right) changing moulds, which a is huge necessity in the automotive component supply sector, is expedited by the new gantry

Start-up PlasX installs major plant in PE

PlasX, a new injection moulding business in Port Elizabeth, has recently commissioned its plant – including 14 Haixing injection moulding machines – in what must be one of the most impressive ventures in SA this year.

The start-up business, in totally refurbed industrial premises in Korsten, is a collaboration between a number of shareholders, including Auto-X, and is being managed by Peter Brummer (ex-Q-Plas, Faurecia). PlasX opted for the Haixing machines, built in China and supplied by MJH of Durban, due to historical experience and Haixing’s “fit-for-purpose equipment and cost,” said Brummer.

The company’s core activity is injection moulding, mainly of automotive parts at the outset, with simple assembly capability. The venture will eventually create 65 new jobs in PE. Local toolmakers involved in the project include Kenzel Engineering and CRMoulds