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Hermle USA has invested USD 3 million to extend its US headquarters and enhance its capacity to serve the North American market even further.
Milwaukee, WI – Hermle USA, Inc. announced the completion of the three million dollar building extension project. This doubled the size of the North American headquarters in Franklin, Wisconsin and included refurbishment of the existing building. The expansion represents a clear sign from the German machine tool manufacturer that it is willing to raise its profile to provide even better levels of support to the growing North American customer base.
Benedikt Hermle, Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG Board Member, puts it this way: "By expanding our US subsidiary we can achieve further optimization of our customer service on the North American market. We are proud to be able to provide even better support to our North American customers in the production of their high-quality products."
The addition of around 700 square metres of space will allow Hermle to extend and optimize its North American operations. The new buildings comprise a cutting-edge Technology and Innovation Center, an independent training and instruction facility, additional storage space including a logistics centre as well as 'Verweilzeit USA', a tailor-made hospitality area for customers.
"This investment allows us to elaborate application processes together with our customers and partners. Also, we are now even better placed to demonstrate the software tools developed by Hermle that improve our customers' efficiency levels," says Gunther Schnitzer, Co-President and Chief Technology Officer of Hermle USA. "We are looking forward to inviting our customers to visit our completely renovated Technology and Innovation Center with space for up to eight machining centre including automation solutions, and finding answers to customers' queries."
The new storage facilities provide a larger, dedicated space for storing spare parts and accessories. This enables the Hermle support team to dispatch the parts to the customers throughout North America as required and even faster than before.
This expansion project is also coupled with Hermle's mission to alleviate the prevailing shortage of skilled workers in the region. A state-of-the-art training centre has been included to provide apprentices and service technicians with comprehensive and practically oriented vocational training. The company is a leading member of the Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) that was inaugurated by the German American Chamber of International Commerce for the Midwest. ICATT promotes a German-style dual apprenticeship system.
"The Hermle brand with its reputation for outstanding machine quality and a high degree of team competence has been attracting steadily more attention on the North American market over the past 10 years," says Manuel Merkt, Co-President and Chief Operations Officer. "Even during the most difficult periods experienced by our society and economy, we continue to invest in tomorrow so as to be able to offer our North American customers added value. This investment enables us, the Hermle brand represented by the North American team, to grow and provide local support to our customers here.
About Hermle USA Inc.
Hermle USA Inc., headquartered in Franklin, WI, is the North American headquarters of Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG, Gosheim. Hermle USA Inc. has been supplying North American manufacturing companies from very diverse sectors with high-precision machines, production solutions, application support as well as customer training and service since 1987.
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