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Gab from GIFA

I attended the GIFA foundry trade show in Duesseldorf, Germany recently and wanted to share some thoughts.  Our three clients who exhibited all had great shows and they all sell very high-end equipment or services to the foundry and other industries.  Top quality guys, every one. That’s very encouraging.  Folks were there from every corner of the planet and many were buying, another good sign that the world economy is rebounding.  All three clients sell the world market and I was impressed by the decidedly United Nations feel of their booths.  One client brought their agents, even a Russian translator, to the show, so they could speak EVERYBODY’S language.  It was the Tower of Babel…and this one worked!

In some cases, these have been the hardest hit clients in the down market, because they simply would not sacrifice the quality and performance they build into their machines and software to sell head-to-head against the cheaper competition, a move we applaud always.  Our agency is in exactly that same boat.

Though all relatively new clients, these three companies recently joined the ranks of the world leader in industrial ovens and furnaces (52 years with us), the world leader in rubber/TPE injection molding machines (41 years) and the absolutely best fine/medium pitch gear manufacturer in the solar system (since they have products on Mars at the moment!) at our agency, in business since 1976, though we’ve changed the lineup and the service package a bit, over the years.
See a pattern here?  Quality endures, to be blunt.  There’s more to the story, of course, but that’s a pretty good foundation!

This occurred to me, as I was sitting in a 450-year-old church in Duesseldorf.  Although the church was partially destroyed in WWII, the folks saved the treasures that remained, dug up the old prints and rebuilt an old-looking new church around them.  That fact spoke volumes to me.

Anyhow, the show was terrific and the atmospherics of a 5000-year-old industry (metalcasting) reminded me that, faced with adversity, the very best tactic is to figure out what you do that made you successful in the first place and keep doing it.  And, of course, keep advertising it, sending PR on it and telling the world your success stories.  (OK, that part was a commercial and I think that thought, every hour of every day, even when not walking the banks of the Rhine!)

Tim Daro

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Hunter and Maus Have Successful GIFA Shows

Leading manufacturers of matchplate molding and grinding systems for metalcasters shine in Duesseldorf

 Schaumburg, Illinois (USA)-During the recent GIFA show in Duesseldorf, Germany, both Hunter Automated and its partner Maus reported successful exhibition of their machinery and related equipment.

Sandra Selwan, marketing manager for Maus (Padua, Italy), said the booth traffic was excellent throughout the show and that many current and potential customers visited.  At the booth, Maus displayed its SAM multi-axis grinding system for gate and riser removal on metal castings.  Owing to the offline programming station and rotating worktable, the SAM system from Maus enables cost-effective and high production rates.  Also present at the booth were managing director Roberto Sammartin, sales manager Claudio Cossalter and the new North American sales manager, Carlo Canevese.  Maus markets its machinery and related systems through Hunter Automated in North America and other select regions globally.

Meanwhile, at the Hunter (Schaumburg, Illinois-USA) booth, which was immediately adjacent to the Maus booth, activity was brisk throughout the event.  Hundreds of metalcasters from dozens of countries around the world visited and, in several cases, consummated deals with Hunter, the global leader in matchplate molding systems and mold handling lines for green sand casting.

Working the booth were company president Bill Hunter, sales vp Kevin Purdy, sales manager Dean Martin and most of the global agent network Hunter, as well as representatives from the other manufacturing locations besides Chicago, namely, Brazil and China.  As Purdy noted, “The strategy we’ve employed of manufacturing our machinery around the world, in key market areas for the foundry business, has proven both cost effective and customer-friendly.”  Hunter also partners with Space’ and Versatile, all manufacturers of foundry equipment, in addition to Maus.

During the show, Hunter also inked deals for other representatives in the global foundry market.  Details of these new arrangements will be forthcoming shortly, according to Hunter management.

Also a show highlight at the Hunter booth, they welcomed Ms. Janice Weiner, U.S. Consul General, along with Klaus Jonas, Communications Specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce and representatives from the Messe Duesseldorf show management team, Eva Rowe and Ryan Klemm.

For more information, please contact:

HUNTER AUTOMATED MACHINERY CORPORATION
2222 Hammond Drive Schaumburg, IL 60196
Phone: (847) 397-5110
Fax: (847) 397-8254
Email: info@hunterfoundry.com
Attention:  Bill Hunter, CEO
Web: www.hunterfoundry.com
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Hunter Open House To Feature New Maus Grinding Center For Metal Casters

SAM 600G machine being introduced to the foundry market at open house, to be held at Hunter Automated near Chicago on May 19

Schaumburg, Illinois (USA)-Hunter Automated Machinery today announces an open house, to be held at company headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, near Chicago, next Thursday, May 19, from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.   During this event, plant tours will be conducted, plus demonstrations will be offered on a new grinding center from Maus, one of Hunter’s machinery partners, whom Hunter represents in North America.

The SAM 600G is a fully automated CNC automatic grinding center, compact yet powerful, with four-tool capacity and a product load/unload time less than four seconds. 

Built with a rotary turntable for loading/unloading of the workpieces, this Maus machine can significantly improve the finishing operations.  Multi-spindle grinding is programmable for cutting of risers and gating, plus surface and internal grinding.

In the North American market, Hunter also represents Space’, Primafond and Versatile, all builders of related foundry equipment for metalcasting.

Hunter and its partners will all be exhibiting at GIFA, the international foundry exposition, upcoming June 28-July 2, 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

For further information on this announcement, interested parties may contact:

HUNTER AUTOMATED MACHINERY CORPORATION
2222 Hammond Drive Schaumburg, IL 60196
Phone: (847) 397-5110
Fax: (847) 397-8254
Email: info@hunterfoundry.com
Web: www.hunterfoundry.com
Connect with Hunter Foundry online:  yt gplus thomasnet

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The Maus SAM 600G, a CNC grinding center for cast metals finishing, will be introduced to the North American foundry market at an open house, to be held at Hunter Automated in Schaumburg, IL, near Chicago, on May 19.

 

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