Summit Polymers participated as an exhibitor in the 7th International Suppliers Fair (IZB) from October 10th-12th, 2012. The IZB is the leading European trade fair for the automotive supplier industry and is held bi-annually in Wolfsburg Germany. The event featured 776 exhibitors from 28 different nations and recorded a total of 49,000 visitors. Summit displayed several products from our extensive portfolio, everything from Air Outlets to Full Console Assemblies. The components on display featured a wide variety of Summit's manufacturing capabilities such as painting, pad printing, hot stamping, applique molding, high gloss mold-in-color as well as lean assembly. The event also provided a great opportunity for Summit to show our full system product development capabilities to current current and prospective customers.
Summit has announced significant expansion plans in China and Mexico to meet expected business growth and to support the global platform strategies of its’ key OE customers.
A new facility opened in Silao Mexico in 1Q of 2012. This plant includes a full range of injection molding presses (75 ton to 1500 ton) and full decorating and assembly capabilities. This plant is ideally located to serve the growth of Summit’s automotive OE customers in central Mexico, as well as support for global platform programs.
Summit has begun expansion of its’ manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China which will essentially double the capacity of the plant. The plant will have a broad range of injection molding presses (50 ton to 600 ton) and will continue to specialize in high value added, labor intensive kinetic products. Logistic services are in place to support multiple region global platform programs.