About WOOJIN PLAIMM
Ick Whan Kim is the founder and president of WOOJIN PLAIMM Co. Ltd. Established in 1985, the owner-run company is Korea's largest injection-moulding machine manufacturer and produces about 2,700 machines a year.
WOOJIN PLAIMM is the market leader in Korea and maintains close relationships with customers in Korea and Asia in general in the electrical and electronics, medical technology and automotive industries. As part of its global expansion policy, the company is opening up an increasing number of markets in America and Europe.
WOOJIN PLAIMM is characterised by a high value-added depth – nearly everything comes from a single source: From the foundry to mechanical processing to complete installation. Additionally, WOOJIN PLAIMM cooperates with a high-quality supplier chain around the world.
In autumn 2014, a new production facility with an area of around 700,000 m2 went into operation in Boeun-gun in Korea. The production capacity at the new site amounts to approximately 6,000 machines a year.
Operating worldwide, WOOJIN PLAIMM has a workforce of around 1,000 employees and generated turnover of USD 248 million in 2018.
Since 2014, WOOJIN PLAIMM's research and development subsidiary has had its headquarters in Leobersdorf, Austria. The development centre is responsible for the basic development and construction of new series for the WOOJIN PLAIMM Group. The European location has resulted in machine and system requirements such as control and information systems and data recording and data preparation of production machines being brought into much sharper focus. The research and development centre of WOOJIN PLAIMM in Europe is to link the best technology from two worlds to globally supply important OEMs.
The machine range of the new developments of WOOJIN PLAIMM for the European market currently comprises the
• DL-A5 series with fully hydraulic two platen machines of 4.500 to 43.000 kN clamping force,
• TH-A5 series with hydraulic toggle machines with clamping force of 1.300 to 4.800 kN,
• TE-A5 series with fully electric toggle machines of 1.100 to 8.500 kN,
• VHA-RS series - fully hydraulic vertical injection molding machines of 500 to 2.000 kN clamping force.