SIMPAC Announces $16M Order for One of the Largest Fully Automated Press Systems in the USA //
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Troy, MI (September 22, 2021) – SIMPAC America, the North American subsidiary of South Korea’s leading press manufacturer, SIMPAC Inc., and Martinrea International Inc. have announced a recent purchase order that will result in one of the largest press systems to be used by a Tier-One supplier within the United States of America.

The purchase order includes two fully automated press systems: one 1,600 and one 3,000 metric ton press – for which the 3,000T has a 300” bed size, making it a “one-of-a-kind” for US manufacturing standards. The order is not only historic for United States’ manufacturing but also for SIMPAC America as it is the single largest order ever to be recorded for the subsidiary’s North American operations. Both press systems will be delivered by Q2 2022, and both will be used for the production of Martinrea’s value-added Lightweight Structures and Propulsion Systems at their plant in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

“SIMPAC is very grateful to our friends at Martinrea International, and we are proud to be selected as the Tier-One’s press manufacturer of choice for this grand project,” says YH Kim, President of North American Operations at SIMPAC America. “Our relationship with Martinrea has always been a priority along with providing operational excellence to the automotive market. This order allows us to continue catering to both priorities.”

SIMPAC America announced the possibility that this specific order with Martinrea could very well include the first-ever use of its new extended reality, XR, tool created together with Elm Park Labs, Inc. for a completely remote, virtual buy-off process and immersive part identification and services experience. The inclusion of this new technology would be an industry-wide first as both press manufacturer and Tier-One supplier fully submerge their operations into the ever-evolving Industry and Digitalization 4.0 era to set a new benchmark for “on-time” production.

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