SFC Koenig, a leading global supplier of sealing and flow control components, has increased its North American production capabilities by adding manufacturing equipment for Koenig Expander pull-style plugs in its North Haven, Conn. facility.
“I’m excited to announce the installation of this new production machinery,” said Tom Ryan, Head of Product Management at SFC Koenig. “Our current manufacturing operations produce the majority of push-style expander plugs shipped to North America, and this expansion allows the company to reduce lead times and meet increasing demand for a wider range of domestically-supplied components.”
The new equipment was custom built for SFC Koenig and uses proven designs already in operation in the company’s Swiss production facility. North American-based production will include SK and LK series Koenig Expanders, as well as custom expander plugs developed for customer-specific requirements.
The expansion of Koenig Expander manufacturing in North America will allow SFC Koenig to respond to NAFTA-based customer orders more quickly as well as strengthen the company’s position in the market.