At K2019, trade visitors to the Maag stand will be served by an international team from all over the world, presenting new and upgraded machinery in pump, filtration, pelletization and pulverizing technology. But let’s take a step back. The Maag Group, comprising Maag Pump Systems, Automatik, Gala Industries, Reduction Engineering Scheer and, since 2018, Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen, is enhancing its systems expertise by focusing on Centers of Excellence. For the first time in its history, all the Maag Group’s companies will be showing together at the K show, featuring all their system solutions together on their joint Booth A04 in Hall 9. Maag will also be represented in Hall 16 in the VDMA’s Circular Economy Pavilion. The experience within the Maag Group extends across virgin polymer production, compounding, extrusion, mechanical end-of-life recycling of plastic products, and highly engineered industrial pump applications. Since its founding, the Maag Group has been committed to a joint approach embodied in the slogan “Building Better Solutions. Together”. In fulfilling that promise, Maag today concentrates on melt pump and filtration technology, Automatik on strand pelletizing technology, and Gala on underwater pelletizer and dryer technology. The Group’s pulverizers are manufactured at the Center of Excellence in Kent, Ohio, USA. The Ettlinger product range now also offers high-performance filters for post-consumer recycling as well as solution packages downstream of the extruder. «The Maag Group’s global distribution network provides customers with the technology that best meets their commercial and technical needs» says Alaaddin Aydin, VP Maag Germany Managing Director. «Multiple solution options are usually available depending on requirements. Maag’s Centers of Excellence in Oberglatt (Switzerland), Grossostheim and Xanten (Germany), Eagle Rock, Virginia, and Kent (Ohio in USA), as well as Maag Italy and the subsidiary in Shanghai (China) offer the engineering expertise to combine global know-how in custom systems». Maag’s portfolio extends from small machines and systems for throughputs up to 100 kg/h to machine and plant components capable of handling more than 100 t/h (centrifugal dryers, polymer pumps and custom solutions in industrial applications).