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Meet A Technology Supplier in Cutting Edge Rubber Injection Moulding

Injection Moulding is an important processing technique for converting elastomeric materials into final products. The injection moulding machine automatically performs raw material feeding, heating, polymer mix plasticization, and mould injection; all operations are performed under controllable conditions of temperature, time, speed and pressure.

As Injection Moulding of Rubber compounds becomes an increasingly important moulding process, it is crucial that machinery technology stays ahead to meet the rapidly changing requirements.

Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co., Ltd is a hi-tech enterprise focusing on Design, R&D, Production, Sales and Service of moulding machines. High-quality Rubber Injection Machines (RIM) by one of their subsidiaries, Yizumi Rubber Machinery Co., Ltd., is amongst their main products.

In this Rubber & Tyre Machinery World’s Special Edition of Technology & Innovation, I bring you an exclusive interview with Wang ShihaiGeneral Manager of Yizumi Rubber Machinery Co., Ltd. We understand from Wang that since last 6 years, innovation, technology and thirst for global leadership has been driving their RIM business.

“Yizumi has seen a rapid growth in global sales so far and we are committed to provide free of charge service under warranty”, emphasizes Wang Shihai.

I reproduce for you a teaser of our conversation in this post. Please do read full interview to comprehensively Know this Technology Supplier in Cutting-Edge Rubber Injection Moulding Machinery on the special edition here or by clicking on the below image.

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Q) I see that you have big range for Rubber Moulding Industry (comprising of more than 7 Models). So, what products and services can a prospective buyer expect when they come to you?

Wang Shihai: Besides customized machines, Yizumi has other 7 machine series because there are so many types of rubber products and they are different in shape and performance demand. Also, customers’ requirements vary a lot, so we recommend different machine series for customers with different products. When customers have no idea of which model fits for them, we will give detailed analysis including TCO evaluation based on customers’ needs.

Q) Do you believe that buyers should evaluate TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) while buying machinery and not just the initial price? Have you been successful in your markets to convince your buyers to evaluate the TCO of equipment?

Wang Shihai: We cannot agree more. And we have several successful cases where customers are satisfied. But we should pay attention to the following points when evaluating TCO:
1. Correct basic data;
2. Verifiable method;
3. Customer’s actual production status;
4. Ultimate benefits oriented for customers.

To make up, modify, or exaggerate the data for winning the orders will affect the final result of TCO, and it should be avoided.

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Q) Could you throw some light on how do you compete technologically for your products and service offerings against the European brands? How do you keep pace with the rest of the world to meet your goal of being “No.1 in the rubber injection machine industry” by 2017? 

Wang Shihai: Normally, European brand RIM is high in both performance and price. And it is widely accepted as good machines but what Yizumi prefers is to recommend a machine that is most suitable for the customer. Yizumi adopts modular design including 5 different types of injection plasticising structure (injection volume
0.15L – 80L), 7 types of clamping structure (clamping force 25T – 1800T) in total. The injection plasticising unit in different structure and different volume and clamping unit in different structure and clamping force can form 51 machine models, among which you can have 5 different power systems with more than 30 other optional devices for choices. We offer most suitable technology, machine model and configuration according to customer’s needs. Also, customization is available in order to guarantee that customer can purchase more suitable equipment and avoid the waste of machine performance and functions.

Meanwhile, Yizumi is the first RIM manufacturer to provide globally free after-sales service within warranty. Even after warranty, Yizumi will provide life-long machine maintenance and upgrade services at a fair price.

Besides, in order to launch “low price machine” to the market, some European brands adopts mechanical parts with low quality and cut down some necessary functions. This is totally not in line with the developing trend of rubber moulding industry.

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China has already become an important production base of the global moulding equipment industry. Chinese equipment have become more relevant in global market. And Yizumi is a company that innovates regularly and focuses on providing cutting-edge technology to its customers.

“Yizumi is the most reliable partner for customers, please tell us what you really need, let’s decide the most suitable machine model for you” says Wang Shihai.

Please Download PDF Here of the full eMagazine for your digital library.

Below is a rubber machinery supplier info image-card of Yizumi and their contacts, if you would like to reach them quickly.

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I hope you find the contents informative to learn more about this Rubber Injection Machinery (RIM) supplier.


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10 C’s of Supplier Evaluation That Benefits You Quicker

Have you ever finalized and transacted with a supplier, only to realize, later, that you’d made the wrong choice?

This could be in any form.

For example, you may have found a supplier that offered a good price, but later realized that its quality standards were low, or that its communication was unacceptably poor.

Or in cases of sub-contracting, equipment supplied and branded with your logo are substandard.

It makes no difference what business you are in; suppliers and vendors play a key role in your company’s success.

The real cost of mismatches between your needs and a supplier’s offerings are not always obvious. Such mismatches can add costs, delay projects and even damage your organization’s reputation when the equipment supplied is substandard.

Selecting your right supplier (for machinery, equipment or spares) includes much more than a focus purely on cost.

If you are actively involved in supplier selection you already know that it can be an exhaustive process. Because there are a wide range of variables to consider that make the supplier selection process complex and time-consuming.

You may introduce standardization criteria through an assessment framework or template for selecting suppliers. Having a formalized system in place to track and evaluate supplier and vendor performance is essential to the smooth operation and profitability of your company. This also helps you level the playing field whilst giving you a standardized procedure removing some of the guesswork from the process.

But how should you evaluate your potential suppliers? Here’s where Ray Carter’s work assumes significance.

To the uninitiated, Ray Carter (Director of DPSS Consultants) first outlined his Seven Cs of Supplier Evaluation in a 1995 article in ‘Purchasing and Supply Management’.  He later added three new Cs to the model.

The “10 C’s of Supplier Evaluation” help you avoid supplier or vendor problems. Such a checklist helps you to outline organizational needs, understand how suppliers can meet them, and identify the right supplier for you.

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While your criteria of selection for rubber and tyre machinery suppliers may be subtly different – developing a standardized set of requirements will help simplify the process and remove subjectivity.

So what to consider in 10 C’s of Supplier Evaluation that benefits you quicker?

  1. Competency:

Does your supplier have the skills to deliver the products you require?

This is fundamental to being a good supplier and competency needs to have evidence to back it up, there is no point in you simply making assumptions. Your supplier needs to provide hard evidence.

So, make a thorough assessment of the supplier’s capabilities measured against your needs, but then also look at what other customers think. How happy are they with the supplier? Have they encountered any problems? And why have former customers changed supplier?

When you evaluate, look for customers whose needs and values are similar to yours, to ensure that the information you gather is relevant to your organization.

  1. Capacity

Your supplier needs to have sufficient capacity to enable it to operate flexibly. The more flexible the supplier is, the more it can meet fluctuations in demand.

Look at the supplier’s entire resources (including staff, equipment, storage, and materials). Does it have the resources to meet your needs, particularly when commitments to other clients are considered? Can your supplier flex their capacity in line with your requirements?

The supplier needs to have enough capacity to handle your firm’s requirements. So, how quickly will it be able to respond to these (and to other market and supply) fluctuations?

  1. Commitment

Quality is a key requirement for any business.

Your supplier needs to provide evidence that it’s committed to high quality standards. Wherever appropriate, look for quality initiatives such as ISO 9001 and Six Sigma, within the supplier organization.

The supplier also needs to show that it is committed to you, as a customer, for the duration of the time that you expect to work together. This is particularly important if you’re planning a long-term relationship with the supplier. You’ll need evidence of its ongoing commitment to delivering to your requirements, whatever the needs of its other customers.

Does your supplier have the commitment to maintain suitable quality performance?

  1. Control

Query how much control this supplier has over its policies, processes, procedures, and supply chain. Control is important because it is control of the processes and internal procedures that needs to be looked at, so that a full profile can be established of the supplier and how much control the supplier has.

Control can take various forms, for example, how much control does the supplier have in terms of its suppliers warning it when goods become scarce or even stop being produced.

So there are lots of different aspects to control. Is your supplier in control of their policies and procedures? How will it ensure that it delivers consistently and reliably, particularly if it relies on scarce resources, and particularly if these are controlled by another organization?

  1. Cash

This is the financial standing of the supplier. Your supplier should be in good financial health.

Cash-positive firms are in a much better position to withstand the ups and downs of an uncertain economy. So, does your supplier have plenty of cash at hand, or is it overextended financially? And what information can the supplier offer to demonstrate its ongoing financial strength? Does your supplier have adequate financial standing? Are they in a robust position or are they teetering on the edge of financial meltdown?

  1. Cost

Look at the cost of the product that this supplier offers. You will find it interesting to observe that cost is not listed as the No. 1 issue and is in the middle of the 10 C’s of Supplier Evaluation list for a reason: other factors, such as a commitment to quality and financial health, can potentially affect your business much more than cost alone, particularly if you will be relying on the supplier on an ongoing basis.

What is the cost of products from the supplier? How does this compare with the other firms that you’re considering?

(On a related note, you may also read our post on Total Cost of Ownership)

  1. Consistency

How will this supplier ensure that it consistently provides high quality goods or services?

No one can be perfect all of the time. However, the supplier should have processes or procedures in place to ensure consistency. Ask your supplier about its approach, and get a demonstration and a test product, if possible.

Does your supplier guarantee a consistent product time and time again?

  1. Culture

This is an interesting point. Carter felt that the supplier should be one that has the same values and ways of operating as the customer. In a sense this is almost about compatibility, but it makes sense for the supplier and the customer to have some shared values and practices, otherwise the relationship could be strained in the future, simply due to the clash in different cultures.

The best business relationships are based on closely matching workplace values. For example, what if your organization’s most important value is quality and your main supplier cares more about meeting deadlines? This mismatch could mean that it’s willing to cut corners in a way that could prove to be unacceptable to you.

So evaluate, does the supplier share the same cultural values as your organization? Does it make sense that your supplier shares similar values and attitudes to avoid strains in the future relationship?

  1. Clean

This is a reflection of increased environmental awareness and refers to your supplier’s commitment to sustainability, and its adherence to environmental laws and best practices.

So in a sense, suppliers are asked to demonstrate their ‘green credentials’. What is it doing to lighten its environmental footprint? Ask to see evidence of any green credentials that it’s earned.

Also, does this supplier treat its people (and the people around it) well?  Does it have a reputation for doing business ethically? Does your supplier have an appropriate sustainability policy?

  1. Communication

Although it may seem obvious, query how the supplier plans to keep in touch with you. Will it be by fax, email or telephone?

Communication also covers the ICT software and applications that the supplier has. What tools will you utilize to communicate with your supplier? Will its proposed communication approaches align with your preferred methods? And who will be your contact person at this firm?

It’s also important to find out how the supplier will handle communications in the event of a crisis. For example consider how you will manage problem resolution and issue escalation. How quickly will it notify you if there’s a supply disruption? How will that communication take place? And will you be able to reach senior people, if you need to?

Summarizing, the Carter 10 C’s of Supplier Evaluation model is an internationally recognized approach, taught in procurement studies, and acknowledged as an all-inclusive means of making sure that a thorough method is adopted to evaluate suppliers in a fair manner for all potential entrants.

How do you evaluate and select your suppliers?


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Turnkey TSR Processing Experts – Know Your Supplier

If you are into rubber sourcing, you already know that introduction of Technically Specified Rubber (TSR) has standardized the rubber grading (as compared to RSS) and simplified procurement for buyers. Depending on the origin, you get Standard Malaysian Rubber (SMR), Standard Thai Rubber (STR), Standard Indonesian Rubber (SIR), Standard Sri Lanka Rubber (SSR), Standard Vietnam Rubber (SVR), Indian Standard Natural Rubber (ISNR), etc.

Setting up a TSR production line demands a uniquely different series of main and allied machinery lines (starting with cup/crumb rubber to bales from stacked rubber sheets). More importantly, you need an expert to guide you well.

At Rubber Machinery World, our effort to bring you information on an equipment supplier’s Competency, Capacity, Commitment, Communication, Technology, Market Presence, Culture and other details that you seek; continues with this advertorial of ‘Know Your Supplier’.

In this post, I introduce you to a two-decade old Turnkey TSR Processing Machinery Supplier based in India and expanding fast.

Hevea Engineering Works Pvt. Ltd  is into Design, Manufacturing, Supply, Installation, Commissioning and Service of machinery for TSR Processing and Rubber Moulded Goods Industry since 1996 with a glowing reputation in India and overseas.

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From an exhaustive interview with Tom C. Abraham, Director, we understand that Hevea Engineering Works (HEW) is fast building on its reputation and expertise of very strong pre-sales consulting, customized machinery design and post-sales support for Turnkey TSR processing.

I reproduce for you a teaser of our conversation in this post. Please do read full interview to comprehensively Know Your Supplier on this special edition here or by clicking on the below image.

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Q. What are the major strengths of Hevea Engineering Works? How do you add value to TSR equipment buyers?

We have established a strong base in TSR processing machinery in last 20 yrs. We understand the complete TSR value chain – right from cup rubber to final usage. This gives us the unique perspective to recommend the right solution to our customers. The ‘solution’ can vary from as basic (though important) as consulting on plant layout and design to supply of customized machinery for TSR processing. For example, you would benefit from different designs for a DRC of 45% as compared to DRC of 80%. Again machinery varies for latex processing, field coagulum, or RSS reprocessing. We understand TSR best. We improve our designs regularly based on our customers’ feedback. Additionally, at our own production facility, we test our products.

This means when customers buy from us, they can be assured of machinery that is improved in design, are user-friendly and has low maintenance.

Competitive pricing is another big strength with us because we control the design and manufacturing in-house.

Q.  I see that you have a vast range of equipment for TSR industry. So, what products and services can a prospective buyer expect when they come to you?

TSR Processing machinery selection can be complex for a new entrant while established processors understand the nuances well. This is because depending on the nature of the raw material (for example latex processing, field coagulum, RSS reprocessing, etc) the machinery design, usage and functionality vary. At HEW, we understand the TSR value chain comprehensively. This means when a prospective buyer comes to us he could discuss his requirement of main TSR Processing Main Machinery like Slab Cutter, Pre-Breaker, Hammer Mill, Creper, Shredder, Dryer, Hydraulic Press together with the supporting machinery Conveyor, Grab Bucket, Crumb Filling Station, Bucket Elevator, Scrubber, Metal detector, etc. For new projects, we recommend that buyer involves us from start like site selection/planning, layout design, machinery selection and a detailed cost estimate. We also help in providing electrical data, water requirements, Effluent Treatment etc. This is highly advantageous for the customers, as it saves a lot of initial time and money, and also greatly reduces the project execution time.

Lately we have diversified into rubber moulding machinery like intermix, kneader and moulding presses. An existing user can discuss with us his reconditioning or service requirements in these ranges of machinery.

Summarizing, our endeavor is to provide quality machinery at a competitive price and continue building our list of satisfied customers in India and abroad.

Q. How do you differentiate yourself as well as compete on price of your products with other brands in the market and of course with the cheaper SE Asian machines?

Hevea Engineering Works has been designing and manufacturing TSR processing machinery since 1996. We did our first export to Srilanka and In 2007, we also set up the first TSR processing factory in North-East India for our customer. Since then, we have built on our strengths of delivering high quality product at competitive pricing, leveraging in-house design and engineering capabilities to customize. Our expertise in TSR processing machinery is built both from our acquired knowledge of the industry and our personal experiences. We have designed our Dryer to minimize the heat loss, yielding greatly reduced fuel consumption. Another example – our crepers, pre-breakers etc have been redesigned to greatly reduce maintenance schedules and costs. The increased machinery uptime influences the efficiency significantly. Our products are built to suit the raw materials available in each region. In India, the manufacturing capacity of a typical TSR plant is 40-60 tons per day. Our machines easily match this capacity. Because of these considerations, and also due to the relatively low manufacturing costs in India, our prices are very competitive. Further, in addition to our competitive prices, we are very strong on pre-sales consulting, customized machinery design, operator training and post-sales support.

So, if you are looking for highest Return-On-Investment with the quickest payback period, our product range is easily the right solution for you.

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Also, in this eEdition, for your comprehensive information we included a box, adjacent to pictures, explaining the utility of each machinery in a TSR Production Line. Download PDF Here

Meanwhile, here is a quick overview of TSR Processing Machinery Solutions from Hevea Engineering Works and their contacts if you would like to reach them quickly.

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Practical Solutions On Equipment Simplified – A Know Your Supplier Special

At Rubber Machinery World, we understand your information requirements. Our effort on this portal to share authentic information to help you source your machinery wisely remains incomplete without notes on equipment suppliers from whom you source your rubber and tire equipment.

Hence, ‘Know Your Supplierseries is one of our advertorial initiatives to bring to you information on the machinery supplier ecosystem – Manufacturers, OEM Suppliers, Machine Rebuilders, Used and Pre-Owned Equipment Buyers & Suppliers, and Agents.

In Know Your Supplier editions, we cover an equipment supplier’s Competency, Capacity, Commitment, Culture, Communication, Market Presence, Technology, Solutions, amongst other details that you seek; so you know these organizations better and reach them quicker.

In this post, I introduce you to an equipment supplier based in India but wired globally. Read on to know why.


Pracsol Chemicals & Machinery is into trading of Machinery, Raw Materials and Chemicals since 2007 and is growing in reputation in machinery business. We understand from our conversation with Harish Nene, Chief Executive, that in the last 4 years they have secured landmark orders for Used Machinery from Indian Rubber and Tyre industry.

Pracsol is now fast building on this rising confidence and customer trust to extend practical equipment solutions to the industry in new machinery as well.

Flip through this Special Edition using the link – http://is.gd/UHPT5U

In this conversation, Harish Nene outlines on a wide array of his business aspects right from the genesis of his company name to his experiences in rubber and tyre industry, partnership with JM Machinery USA, recent successes and new products on the anvil. Harish also informs us the unique service proposition Pracsol offers to their customers, their competence and comprehensive range of machinery offered to buyers.

I reproduce for you a few snapshots of our conversation here. (For full story, please do read and download here, this special edition of Know Your Supplier)

  • Pracsol is a strange name. What is the story behind this name?

Pracsol is derived from the words ‘Practical Solutions’. Through my experience of last 20 years in International Business, I would state that solution for a problem is possible if looked at it practically not by just following procedures.

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  • Having started in 2007 how has been your experience so far in this industry?

Business Ethics, Honesty, Transparency and Hard work is important. Customers who do business with me recognize that they can expect these from me and have helped me succeed in the rubber and tyre industry. I also have good support from my principal company. This makes things simple and gives me time to focus on delivering value to customers. From my last 7 years experience, I would opine that doing business with Private Companies is easier than doing business with Public Limited Companies.

  • Purchasing machinery is a major investment for most buyers and they would need technical inputs and customization. What level of pre-sales support do you offer?

We provide all the important technical details about the machinery with photographs. Through JM Machinery, we can aid in design and engineering from concept thru completion of the desired machine. If the customer insists on Physical Verification Report then physical verification is carried out by our principals’ engineers and a report is provided. The client has the liberty to visit for physical verification if the machines are available at our warehouse in USA.

  • Are you launching any new products?

We are targeting the rubber industry in Europe & USA to export our range of new machinery from India. We have recently bagged an order to design, manufacture and supply a NEW BATCH OFF for Europe. This is expected to be despatched by end of September 2015.

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For full conversation and other details of Pracsol, access this special edition of Know Your Supplier in PDF here.

Meanwhile, here is a quick overview of industries covered by Pracsol and Harish Nene’s contacts if you would like to reach him quickly.

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Know Your Supplier is an advertorial initiative of Rubber Machinery World and all information are as provided by the supplier. If you desire to know more, kindly reach out on the contact details provided or write to me stating the additional details you seek on this supplier.

And if you would like your organization to be promoted on Rubber Machinery World, please see the opportunities on Partner Me or Contact Me at rubbermachineryworld@gmail.com for your customized offering.