Ensinger develops high-performance plastics into materials of the future
Company offers compounds, semi-finished and finished parts, complete assemblies and precision profiles from a range of more than 100 different materials.
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Advanced technology comes with new and improved materials engineered to optimise performance and maximise cost efficiency. Metallic parts, for example – used in diverse applications from machinery to surgery instruments, implants, integrated circuits, aerospace and oil and gas exploration – are now being replaced by high-performance plastics at a fraction of the cost.
“Durable, light, temperature- and chemical-resistant, and safe even for medical use, high-performance plastics are the materials of the future,” says Klaus Ensinger, managing director. Ensinger’s father, Wilfried Ensinger, explored the potential of then emerging technical plastics in the 1960s by producing high-quality semi-finished products and machine elements. He founded the company and worked closely with plastics and raw material manufacturers using customer-oriented methods and specialised equipment he developed himself.
Fifty years on, Ensinger’s ingenuity and close collaboration with clients continue to drive the company’s dynamic research and development, which enables it to offer compounds, semi-finished and finished parts, complete assemblies and precision profiles from a range of more than 100 different materials.
The Nufringen-based family-owned company has also expanded to 28 production and sales locations, and distinguishes itself with a total presence – having its own sales, logistics, and manufacturing entities worldwide. Ensinger recognises the particularly rapid development in key markets such as China and Southeast Asia, where evolving infrastructure and increasingly quality-conscious customers are driving demand for its products.
Ensinger has a presence in Shanghai, Malaysia, Singapore, Tokyo and Taiwan, and plans to broaden its reach with a new or expanded facility in the region. With 3D printing, robotics and other state-of-the-art technologies going mainstream, Ensinger also foresees a healthy growth across industries.
“Asia is a vital market, and we anticipate it to account for as much as 25 per cent of our revenues in the long run,” Ensinger says. “We aim to pursue that journey with more long-lasting, win-win relationships with similar-minded, innovative distributors, clients and other partners.”