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Wittmann Canada officially opens new office

In the presence of provincial and local government officials, auxiliary equipment and automation supplier Wittmann ...


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February 25, 2008 by Canadian Plastics

In the presence of provincial and local government officials, auxiliary equipment and automation supplier Wittmann Canada Inc. officially opened its new headquarters in Richmond Hill, Ont.

The ceremony, held on Friday, February 22, also drew a wide range of customers and industry insiders, eager for a look at the company’s new 40,000 square foot home.

Attendees included David Barrow, Mayor of Richmond Hill; Reza Moridi, M.P.P., Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; and Karl Schmidt, Consul and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Austria, Commercial Section.

The company, formerly known as Nucon Wittmann, had previously been housed in a 20,000 square foot plant located in Markham, Ont.

According to Michael Wittmann, CEO of Wittmann Canada, the move to the larger facility was made necessary by the recent acquisition of the M-Tek blending and materials handling line from Scarborough, Ont.-based Mould-tek Industries Inc. “Along with our purchase of the M-Tek line, this move reaffirms our commitment to stay in the Canadian market,” Wittmann said.

“Our products manufactured at this location include the complete line of resin conveying systems, the complete line of weigh scale blenders acquired from Mould-tek Industries, as well as many other custom products and systems such as desiccant dryer systems, and custom conveying and weighing systems,” said Wittmann Canada president Rob Miller. “We are also distributing and servicing from this location all of the other products manufactured by our other global divisions.”

The company also used the occasion to pay tribute to a group of employees marking various anniversaries with the organization: Gord Stowar, 20 years; Mark Amos, 15 years; Adrian Barell, 10 years; and Christian Weiss, Mark Hobson, Li Liu and Wesley Walsh, five years each.