News around KEBO

09.2021: New KEBO Hotrunner System!

KEBO AG has responded to the increasing demand for valve gate systems in the medical market and developed an innovative solution for this purpose. The new MultiValve system will be on display live for the first time at FAKUMA 12th -16th October 2021.

Megatrend Minituarisation

The trend in medical technology is moving towards ever smaller part geometries and article weights with critical tolerances and a high degree of complexity. After the injection moulding process, the majority of articles are sent to assembly units, where several injection moulded parts are assembled together. Here, possible defects in the final component are multiplied.

Thanks to KEBO's many years of experience in the field of valve gates, the existing know-how could be adapted to the needs of medical customers. The new development MultiValve stands out with the following advantages:

  • first-class sprue quality
  • high production volumes due to compact cluster design (pitch circle ø 60 mm)
  • compact mould size (for the smallest possible injection moulding machines)
  • long service life
  • High ease of maintenance

The unique concept was implemented with the proven KEBO cluster design. Here, the development team succeeded in maintaining the space requirement of the existing open, compact cluster arrangement for the needle shut-off. The very small cavity distances enable maximum part output in relation to the mould area. The highest configuration level with 8 cavities per cluster will be shown at the fair - 4 or 6 cavities are also possible (depending on the part geometry and the gating position). Another unique feature is the ability to shut off individual cavities easily and safely.

Electric needle actuation

The medical market prefers fully electric solutions, especially for clean rooms. KEBO follows this trend and actuates the valve gate nozzles via an electric plate - with the following benefits:

  • high precision
  • high repeatability
  • less wear and tear
  • very clean (clean room)
  • high process reliability
  • Needle speed individually adjustable
  • very good temperature control

Alternatively, the drive is pneumatically actuated.

KEBO formula for success:

+ small articles with critical tolerances
+ small mould dimensions with a high number of cavities
+ small injection moulding machine


= lowest article costs with highest quality and productivity

09.2021: Welcome to the KEBO Team!

Shortage of skilled workers especially in the technical professions, probably an issue for many Swiss companies...
Since 4 weeks we have support. Our new 2nd year apprentices (toolmaker and design engineer) are with us in our company after completing their basic training at the WIBILEA training centre and are helping with our daily work! We look forward to their cooperation and wish them an exciting and successful apprenticeship!

04.2021: The first plastics trade fair in 2021!

The first plastics trade fair in 2021!
KEBO AG will take part in the first plastics trade fair in 2021. We are at the Swiss Pavilion of Switzerland Global Enterprise, together with three other Swiss companies. Our employee in China, Mrs. Echo Xu, is looking forward to many visits!
Hall 10, Stand No. 10K41

11.2020: Something to celebrate!

Major milestone work anniversaries for three KEBO colleagues. A BIG thank you to them for their loyalty of service!
Hasan Tuzun (15 Years, Head of New Mould Assembly)
Hugo Filipe Filippe (5 Years, Spark Erosion)
Franco Frontino (20 years, Grinding Department)
Pictured here with Daniel Bodenmann C.F.O. (Left) and Gerold Keller C.E.O (right) All observing social distancing.

10.2020: We are upgrading!

KEBO AG received the formal handover of a new Sumitomo Demag Intelect s 180-700 machine for it's Technical Centre in Neuhausen am Rheinfall Switzerland.
The machine will be used for many tasks, primarily to run the range of Evolution Product Development Moulds it offers for material trials and fast track product development, along with customer mould validation and training.
KEBO enjoys a great relationship both with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag - Spritzgießmaschinen & their agent Mapag Maschinen AG in Switzerland.

09.2020: Finally an exhibition to talk about!

MedTec China started yesterday and runs from September 14–16th in Shanghai world Expo exhibition & convention center. Our Sales Manager for China Mrs. Echo Xu will be delighted to meet customers and partners in person. We are proud to share our booth with our strategic partner Kahle Automation at this important event.
Booth Number 2R110

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05.2020: Employees in focus

Another employee celebrates his 25th year of employment at KEBO AG. W. Bigalke receives a gift from the two owners of KEBO Gerold Keller & Daniel Bodenmann.
Loyalty has a high personal value here at KEBO.

Photo left to right:
Keller – Bigalke – Bodenmann

04.2020: Cumulative KEBO experience

The 1st April marks a significant day for three valuable employees at KEBO.
B. Winet celebrates his 10th year, U. Schwarzer and S. Li Rosi an amazing 30 years with the company!
A huge thank you from the owners of KEBO Mr. Gerold Keller & Mr. Daniel Bodenmann for their dedicated service and loyalty.

Photo left to right:
Li Rosi – Keller – Winet – Schwarzer – Bodenmann

03.2020: Injection molds with highest longevity

KEBO Service Department completing third revision on a 10 year old mould that has completed 25,000,000 shots to date, ready to go again! Durability through design, quality of materials, precision manufacturing, skilled employees.
Simply mould making with passion from start to finish!

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02.2020: Traditional KEBO Skiing weekend

A total of 20 employees took part in the annual KEBO ski weekend this year. With best slope conditions, fresh snow and a lot of sunshine two wonderful days were spent in Brand, Austria. KEBO's Teamwork is also encouraged outside of the daily work. Team building par excellence.

01.2020: Visit KEBO at MD&M West

Visit us!
We are exhibiting at MD&M West in Anaheim next month. Be sure to mark your calendars from 11-13 Februar

Find more information here at our event page. But first we are exhibiting also at Pharmapack Europe from 5-6 Februar in Paris

> Event overview for 2020 <

10.2019: K-2019: KEBO at Europe's biggest plastics exhibition

We are pleased to participate in the K-2019 trade fair. This with our own exhibition stand as part of Switzerland's joint presentation. You will find us in Hall 12 – on stand A51-01. We look forward to seeing you in Düsseldorf.

10.2019: KEBO AG 2019: A topic for 40 years

40 years of KEBO as a reliable partner whenever high-output injection moulds are needed. This fills us with joy and pride. In 2019 we celebrate this anniversary not only with our loyal fellow workers but, when the opportunity arises, like to clink glasses also with you, our dear customers and business partners.

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11.2019: Record broken!

9 injection molding machines have never been seen in the premises of our testcenter. In addition to our four own machines, we are currently allowed to carry out FAT and validation processes on five customer machines. Thanks to our customers!