Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Battenfeld USA sets new company record for robot sales in 2015

February 10, 2016   Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., the American division of Austria-based equipment supplier Wittmann Battenfeld, set a new company record for robot shipments in 2015, achieving a 10 per cent increase over its previous best year.

“This is an amazing milestone and a tribute to our great team of robotics and automation specialists,” said David Preusse, president of Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., which is headquartered in Torrington, Conn. “We had set an initiative last year to push harder to reinforce our position as the leading supplier of robots to the plastics industry…and these efforts have paid off.”

Worldwide, Wittmann Battenfeld has built and shipped over 40,000 robots since it began operations 40 years ago in 1976. Wittmann began selling robots into the American market in 1986, and has since shipped over 6,000 robots in the U.S.

Wittmann Battenfeld has 7 production facilities worldwide, 31 subsidiaries, and 24 agencies in 52 countries. Its Canadian operation, Wittmann Canada Inc., is located in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc.’s robot production team. From left to right: Sonny Morneault, VP of sales; Tom Schaffner, national sales manager, robots; Brian Thebarge, production supervisor, robots; Paul Barrow, production manager, robots & automation; and Freiny Francisco, shipping lead.

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc.’s robot production team. From left to right: Sonny Morneault, VP of sales; Tom Schaffner, national sales manager, robots; Brian Thebarge, production supervisor, robots; Paul Barrow, production manager, robots & automation; and Freiny Francisco, shipping lead.


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