HANOVER, Germany (May 21)—Rubber extrusion equipment maker Berstorff GmbH is branching into rubber molding machinery. The firm, owned by the MPM holding group, will get help from plastics molding machinery makers that also are part of the group. Other members of the MPM group—which includes Demag Ergotech, Van Dorn and Krauss-Maffei—are specialists in plastics injection molding. "In one or two years we will have injection molding equipment developed in partnership with our colleagues in MPM for rubber injection molding," Berstorff Managing Director Manfred Reichel said. "We need an affiliate to do this, but with MPM we can leverage their knowledge to get us into this business much faster."