Broadening their presence in Canada, GF Machining Solutions and GF Piping Systems will open a new joint headquarters to further strengthen direct sales and service support for Canadian manufacturers. The companies broke ground for the 67,000-square-foot facility located in Ontario, in late October of this year.
The new Canadian headquarters will feature a 4,800-square-foot demonstration center along with full sales and service support staff that will ensure high responsiveness and application expertise. Also serving as a distribution center, the facility will streamline the sales and acquisition process for customers as well as help shorten delivery times.
“Investing domestically in Canada and improving upon our local services will further enhance both GF Machining Solutions’ and GF Piping Systems’ abilities to serve the Canadian market,” said Philipp Hauser, president – head of market region North and Central America for GF Machining Solutions. “Manufacturers in this region have come to know and understand the quality, strength and reliability of the GF brand, and this new facility will provide easy, localized access to our full range of manufacturing technologies.”
The joint GF Canadian Headquarters will be located at 41 Keyes Court, Unit 1, Vaughan, Ontario, L4H 2YZ Canada. According to John Giroux, country manager, Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd., Canada, the new GF facility will significantly benefit Canadian piping customers in terms of support and product availability.
“With the new facility, we will expand our warehouse space and inventory by 100 percent for even more availability of and access to all GF Piping Systems products, both industrial and utility,” said Giroux. “To further support Canadian customer needs, there will also be an expanded custom fabrication area along with clean room and header capability up to 24” diameters.”
About GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries. Our extensive portfolio ranges from Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) solutions, three- and five-axis Milling machines and Spindles, Laser texturing machines, Additive Manufacturing and machines for Laser micromachining to solutions for Tooling, Automation, Software and Digitalization—all backed by unrivaled Customer Services and support. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting Division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence at 50 locations worldwide. Its 3,394 employees generated sales of CHF 1,066 million in 2018.