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