Lumoss Mouldings commissions latest injection moulding machine from Maritime


PHOTO: Lumoss Mouldings CEO and owner, Julia Mack with TMC product manager at Maritime Marketing, Marc Gerasimo

MARITIME Marketing recently commissioned a new Servo TMC 200 ton injection moulding machine at Lumoss Mouldings.

Sandton-based Lumoss Mouldings manufactures and brands a large range of plastic products and currently holds licenses to manufacture for Manchester United, Blue Bulls and Cricket South Africa. A quick glance around Lumoss Mouldings’ premises and one’s eye is caught by merchandise sporting some of the most recognizable logos in South Africa and indeed, the world. In fact, the long list of faithful clients reads like a who's who of big business. Coca-Cola, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Volkswagen, Spur, Steers, Rand Water, financial Institutions such as ABSA, Standard Bank, FNB and also top medical aids are all regular customers.

Their versatile operation is best summed up by owner Julia Mack: “If there's an idea, any idea, in a client's mind, we have a product to bring it to life. And if we don't, we'll create something new. Imagination is the only constraint."

“We have a number TMC injection machines we have purchased over the years and we are very pleased with the reliability and performance of our machines,” said Mack.

“The new Servo TMC 200 ton machine is really energy efficient and Maritime Marketing continue to be on hand with great service and support,” she added.

Maritime Marketing’s Marc Gerasimo explained a bit more about Lumoss’ latest TMC machine. The TMC 200E-SE servo injection moulding machine will be used for the production of thinwall and large products.

“It is a high torque screw motor and its larger servo motor gives Lumoss more flexibility in processing a wide range of polymers,” explained Marc Gerasimo, TMC product manager with Maritime Marketing.

Lumoss Mouldings employ 150 skilled staff members, some of whom have been with the company for 32 years. Julia Mack bought the company in 1983 from Lumcem Industrial and Robert Moss Plastics PLC in a management buyout.

 “As we do all stages of manufacturing and branding in-house we can offer quick turnaround times, as well as excellent quality of product and branding,” said Mack.

On certain moulds Lumoss Mouldings have multi cavities, enabling them to offer large quantities of product in a short space of time.

“For example, on certain bottle styles we can manufacture and brand 10 000 per day. On certain Frisbees we also have multiple moulds and can offer 5 000 units per day, and with Dye Sub Lanyards, full colour, up to 6 000 per day,” she added.