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Increase in plant and office capacity responds to global growth for tube & bar processing machine builder
Global manufacturer of tube and bar processing machinery Rattunde today announces a substantial increase in its plant and office capacity at the company’s global headquarters in Ludwigslust, Germany, near Hamburg. The announcement was made by company president Ulrich Rattunde.
At a company gathering in early July, Mr. Rattunde announced that he had signed an agreement to purchase the entire facility of a neighboring company literally across the street from the existing Rattunde facility in Ludwigslust, namely Alstom, the multi-national rail transport and power generation firm. This acquisition was completed on July 25, 2017.
The new 175,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility for Rattunde is more than double the current size, thus permitting substantial expansion in the production of machines for this builder of tube & bar processing equipment. Rattunde markets globally to a variety of industrial OEM’s and contract manufacturers. In tandem with its U.S. facility in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, the company is now better positioned to serve its established install bases in Europe and North America, with the added capacity enabling continued growth and expansion into the emerging markets of Asia and South America.
In tandem with the larger manufacturing facility, Rattunde will now also enjoy 18% more office space for its design, engineering, sales and service personnel in Germany.
Rattunde Corporation president (North America) Rick Stadler observes, “Everyone in the company is excited by the potential of the new headquarters. We will not only have greater capacity to respond to current customer delivery needs, but this development will enhance our competitive status around the world. It’s a very exciting time for Rattunde.”
Stadler also mentioned the recently opened Rattunde facility in Mexico, where the company has substantial and expanding business engagements.
Rattunde, a leading builder of tube and bar processing machinery, is hosting a Technology Open House to celebrate its 10-Year anniversary at the company’s North American headquarters in Caledonia, MI. The two-day event kicks off on Thursday, September 15th and runs through Friday, September 16th, 2016. The anniversary celebration starts at 5 pm on Thursday, while the Technology Open House takes place on Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
At the Technology Open House, visitors will have the opportunity to see and learn about Rattunde machining production systems on various applications through the fully operational production unit in-house and the live machine demonstrations featuring new technology. On-site technical discussions will be conducted and requests can be made for personal meetings with technical experts. Meals will be provided.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about Rattunde’s capabilities and celebrate their milestone anniversary! RSVP by August 15th, 2016, to Janelle McFarlane at 616-940-3340 x 207 or J.McFarlane@rattunde-corp.com.
For more information, please contact:
5080 Beltway Dr. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
Telephone: 616-940-3340 x 207
Rattunde is a leader in the high speed, high precision sawing and machining production systems for tubes and solid bars. Operations performed on Rattunde production systems include sawing, machining, inspection, wash/dry and packaging.
Major German supplier of finished length tube and solid bar processing equipment opens its doors in Monterrey/Apodaca to serve the Mexican market with sales, service, spare parts and engineering
Rattunde Corporation President Richard Stadler and VP Alec Banish, joined by Rattunde Mexico Director Javier Lopez and his team, proudly opened the doors to the new facility in Monterrey/Apodaca on February 4, 2016.
This new 8,073 square-foot (750 square-meter) tech center houses the Mexican sales and service operations, application engineering and spare parts inventory. Future plans include a machine onsite in 2017 for demonstration and training. This decision to open a tech center in Mexico was reached, after an analysis of the current and anticipated business needs of the company in-country, according to Rick Stadler. “Our growth in America and in Mexico has been rapid, though not unexpected, due to the unique nature of our equipment and the reliability and performance characteristics of our machines. With a solid install base and growing demand for local service in Mexico, this move simply made a lot of sense to us.” Stadler further noted that solid growth of the company into diverse markets throughout North America made the new facility a logical choice. In addition, he said the new machine sales generated directly from Mexico-based management and procurement personnel also contributed to the decision.
Concurrent with this new tech center, Rattunde has expanded its workforce in Mexico with technical service, sales and administrative personnel. As Stadler explains, “Whenever a machinery company grows quickly, there’s an ever-present need for more customer service and technical assistance personnel. Of course, new people must be found and trained.” Stadler went on to explain that rapid growth also means working smarter. Rather than waiting for a customer to reach out to Rattunde in a time of need, the company is proactively sending technicians to its customers and performing comprehensive machine inspections, identifying and correcting small issues before they become large ones.
For Mexico, two Rattunde service technicians are now in-country, one operating from the new tech center in Monterrey/Apodaca and another based in Guadalajara.
In the end, Stadler says, “This new facility solidifies our Mexican presence in the high-volume tube and solid bar production markets such as auto, appliance and aero, thus benefiting our current and future customers in many ways. We’re selling to a large number of companies in various markets, in-country, so it was a logical move for us to be here, in many ways.”
Other attendees at this grand opening included Rattunde personnel, sales representatives from the North American network, honored guests from the parent company in Germany, plus customers, prospective business partners and suppliers to the company.
For more information on this development, please contact:
5080 Beltway Drive SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
Attention: Richard Stadler or Alec Banish
Parque Industrial Kalos Encarnacion
Seccion 9 Edificio 1
#132 Ignacio Sepulveda
Apodaca, Neuvo Leon 66633
Phone: +52 81 10860406
Director: Javier Lopez
Major German supplier of finished length tube and solid bar processing equipment greets 100+ at new 30,000 square-foot facility in Grand Rapids area; plans to expand for full machine builds here
Rattunde Corporation, a German-based manufacturer of finished length tube and solid bar production systems, has been operating in the North American market for over eight years. The company’s success was celebrated with a technology open house on May 13-14, during which guests saw a resident machine in action, taking steel tube lengths and producing finished, cut-to-length, chamfered and machined tubing sections, automatically stacked for shipping, all within the work envelope of the machine.
Rattunde Corporation President Richard Stadler proudly opened the doors to the company, a 30,000 square-foot facility in Caledonia Township, near the company’s previous location in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The plant houses the North American sales and service operations, plus spare parts inventory and manufacturing operations for the production of machine tooling. Areas within the new facility also house a technical center with a machine onsite at all times for demonstration and training. Future plans call for an expansion of the building to over 100,000 square feet, enabling Rattunde to produce their entire finished length tube and solid bar production systems here. This decision was reached, after an analysis of the current and anticipated business needs of the company, according to Stadler. “Our growth in North America has been rapid, though not unexpected, due to the unique nature of our equipment and the reliability and performance characteristics of our machines.” Stadler further noted that solid growth of the company into diverse markets throughout North America made the new facility a logical choice.
In commenting on the new facility, Richard Stadler noted, “There were several reasons why we wanted to remain in the greater Grand Rapids area, but one of the main reasons is the excellent talent base here. Companies are built on people and, whether you are looking for an experienced veteran of industry or a fresh graduate from one of our ranking high schools, colleges or universities, outstanding people can be found here in the Grand Rapids area.”
Concurrent with this development, Rattunde has expanded its workforce with technical service and administrative personnel. As Stadler explains, “Whenever a machinery company grows quickly, there’s an ever-present need for more customer service and technical personnel. Of course, new people must be found and trained.” Stadler went on to explain that rapid growth also means working smarter. Rather than waiting for a customer to reach out to Rattunde in a time of need, Rattunde is proactively sending technicians to the customer and performing comprehensive machine inspections, identifying and correcting small issues before they become large ones.
In the end, Stadler says, “This new facility solidifies our North American presence in the high-volume tube and solid bar production markets, thus benefiting our current and future customers in many ways. It’s a purpose-built building, with a forward-looking eye on all we will need to build our machines and systems from the ground up.”
Over 100 guests joined in this two-day event, watching the machine operate, examining the dedicated tooling Rattunde will produce onsite, participating in the technical sessions, led by Stadler and VP Alec Banish, plus enjoying the outdoor barbeque, as the weather cooperated nicely.
The attendees comprised Rattunde personnel, sales representatives from the North American network, honored guests from the parent company in Germany, plus numerous customers, prospective business partners and suppliers to the company. A good time was had by all!
For more information on this development, please contact:
5080 Beltway Drive SE
Caledonia, Michigan 49316 USA
Contacts: Rick Stadler, President or Alec Banish, Director of Business Development
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