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Nucon Wittmann increases U.S. sales support

Looks to target local needs, harmonize technology


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April 1, 2002 by Canadian Plastics

Dr. Werner Wittmann
Dr. Werner Wittmann

Looking to expand its presence and sales in the U.S. market, auxiliary equipment manufacturer Nucon Wittmann Inc. (Markham, ON) has recently opened a new office at the Wittmann North American headquarters in Torrington, CT. The 1,000 sq. ft. office facility will allow the company to provide full sales support for its U.S. customer base, housing a dedicated service and sales team for quotations, engineering and system design, product demonstration, training and spare parts inventory. The opening is one step in a long-term strategy to expand market share, according to Rob Miller, president of Nucon Wittmann.

“Nucon has always been good in the Canadian market, now we’re committed to being more aggressive in the U.S,” says Miller.

According to Dr. Werner Wittmann, president of Nucon Wittmann’s parent company, another part of that strategy is to become more cost-effective and efficient by integrating technology at the company’s disposal.

“We’re looking to create a common path for materials handling products in Europe and North America,” reports Dr. Wittmann.

Looking down the road, Dr. Wittmann says the company will be introducing its innovative mold temperature control equipment in Canada. The equipment utilizes an indirect method of control to provide more precise temperature regulation of the mold (see page 28).

The company’s efforts in the U.S. will not come at the expense of the Canadian market, notes Nucon Wittmann CEO Michael Wittmann. “We believe Canada will continue to be fertile ground for manufacturing expansion activities in the future.”