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Successful Partnership between
a Czech and a Taiwanese Company
COMPUPLAST s.r.o. has a very long and colourful history. It is backed by 25 years of
experience with designing and delivering tools and lines for plastic extrusion.
The company actively collaborates with renown foreign manufacturers. You will find
several tools from various countries in its product catalogue. These are always
top-quality experienced manufacturers from Europe, as well as East Asia and the U.S.
Apart from GMA Machinery from Taiwan, the company also represents LABTECH
Engineering and SCHWING Technologies. It has been a member of the Plastics Cluster
since 2009, which unifies key companies from the plastic industry in the Zlín region
and beyond. Compuplast has long-term experience on the Taiwanese market and that
is why we spoke with the company's General Manager, Jan Král.
You became the official distributor of
GMA Machinery Enterprise for the
Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2017.
How did this collaboration happen? The
GMA website lists, only, your company
and two companies from Korea and
India as official distributors.
The way the collaboration began was
quite interesting and actually happened
by accident. We have been working with
Taiwanese companies since 2007. We
were taking over an extrusion line for
polyester sheets from one company in
2017. Since we had an interest in extrusion T-dies and accessories for the lines,
our Taiwanese partner took us to GMA,
where we spent almost half a day
looking around the company and discusspecial 2019
sing a variety of topics, both having to
do with the company, as well as private
matters. I have to admit that we found
much in common on both the professional and the private level. At the end of
our meeting, the company president
Jesse Hsu offered me the opportunity of
official representation and distribution.
Why did you choose a Taiwanese
partner? What are the advantages of
Taiwanese machines? What are the
strengths of this market, as compared
to production in the rest of the world?
I would probably rephrase that question.
They chose us. I went in to that meeting
with the goal of learning about the
company and how they make T-dies,
ranging from the narrowest 100 mm
heads up to 6 m extrusion dies, with the
option of automated regulation of
foil/sheet thickness. I have to admit that
the company impressed me very much.
It is the largest producer of extrusion
T-dies in Taiwan and certainly belongs to
the largest manufacturers of heads
Taiwan is about half the size of the
Czech Republic but the population is
double. Its western coast is heavily