Fives Opens Birmingham Global Services Center

Fives Opens Birmingham Global Services Center

Fives Machining Systems network of Global Services centers has expanded with the opening of a new service center in Birmingham, Alabama. This location joins five other North American service centers as Fives expands to meet the needs of its customers nationwide.


The Birmingham Center will house Global Services from the Fives Metal Cutting | Composites business line, which includes: Cincinnati, Giddings & Lewis, Forest-Liné, Liné Machines range of products. The Service Center will stock spare parts, repair unit assemblies, and dispatch service engineers for customers in the region. John D’Amato will serve as Director of this Services Center.

“We believe that understanding our customers’ operations is the best way to offer them customized service solutions that will increase their return on investment,” said Gary Finney, V.P. and General Manager, Fives Machining Systems Global Services. “We handle machine certifications, rebuilds and control retrofits across a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, energy, defense and heavy equipment. And, the Fives Service Centers are committed to proactively assist customers in maximizing machine performance.”

The network of Fives Global Services facilities is strategically located near customers where the technician teams can quickly provide maintenance services to help customers: reduce the mean-time to repair, increase equipment reliability, and extend the lifecycle of their machines.

Fives Machining Systems has five North American Services centers in Seattle, Washington; Valencia, California; Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; Hebron, Kentucky; and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

North American Total Care, from Fives’ Combustion business line of machines, and DyAG engineering services from Fives’ Automation business line will also occupy the new center.

About Fives in Metal Cutting | Composites
Fives designs and supplies machine tool and complete manufacturing solutions in a broad range of industrial sectors. With a strong foundation based upon renowned legacy names such as Cincinnati, Giddings & Lewis, Forest-Liné, Liné Machines and Rouchaud, Fives is recognized as the preeminent provider of outstanding manufacturing solutions which are at the heart of its customers’ performance.

Fives Metal Cutting | Composites dedicated teams – approximately 1200 people in over 15 countries – serve key industrial markets including aerospace, automotive and truck, heavy equipment, oil and gas, rail, wind, energy and general machining. With manufacturing and support operations strategically located worldwide, Fives and its Metal Cutting & Composites businesses offer comprehensive lines of equipment and technologies including automated assembly, laser welding and cutting, turning, milling, composites processing and software with the associated support services ( maintenance, spare parts, retrofit, overhauling and upgrading).

About Fives
Fives is an industrial engineering Group with a heritage of over 200 years of engineering excellence and expertise. Fives designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrial groups in various sectors such as aluminum, steel, glass, automotive, logistics, aerospace, cement and energy , in both developing and developed countries.

In all these sectors, Fives designs and manufactures equipment and innovative solutions, which better anticipate and meet the needs of its customers in terms of performance, quality , safety and respect for the environment.

In 2015, Fives achieved a turnover of 1 .7 billion Euros and employ ed close to 8,300 people in about thirty countries.

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