KraussMaffei have announced that they have combined their brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and NETSTAL under one brand name: KraussMaffei. This new merger brings together the collective expertise of these brands in the sectors of injection moulding, reaction process and extrusion technology, under the umbrella name of KraussMaffei, as well as a new motto: Pioneering Plastics.

The new KraussMaffei will offer ready-to-go Automation Concepts, complete digital solutions and tailor-made offers that suit customer’s individual needs. Swiss company NETSTAL first became a part of the KraussMaffei group in 1992, while KraussMaffei Berstorff has been a part of the KraussMaffei group for more than 20 years. The headquarters for KraussMaffei Berstorff will be remaining in Hanover.

KraussMaffei offers the extrusion technology and serves the industries of automation, construction, compounding & recycling, beverage packaging, cooling technology, medical technology, technical parts and consumer goods as well as packaging.

The group has announced that contacts, sales partners and worldwide locations of these groups are to remain the same, as will maintenance and warranty contracts. The new website of the KraussMaffei brand is available at

KraussMaffei finds its origins in the year 1839 when the merchant Joseph Anton Von Maffei founded the “Eisenwerk Hirschau” in Munch-Schwabing. This later grew with the acquisitions of the present-day production center of KraussMaffei Berstorff in Hanover, KraussMaffei Berstorff and NETSTAL. North American private equity firm, Onex Corporation, acquired the KraussMaffei group in 2012.

Plastic and Chemical Trading is proud of our association with KraussMaffei. We have been the agents since 1996 and we are excited about the possibilities these new developments help us deliver world-class plastic manufacturing, injection moulding, and extrusion solutions to the Southern African Market.