17 sheet metal processing companies from Germany and Austria had the opportunity to visit the AMADA production plant in Charleville-Mézières and the showroom in Paris in early September. The feedback after the trip was extremely positive.
“We wanted to give our customers the opportunity to see for themselves where the machines they buy are produced and what the underlying quality goals are. With our trip to France, we were able to do this very successfully,” says Michael Gülland, General Manager Sales North / East / West Germany, Amada GmbH (Photo above, far right).
The participating customers enjoyed an extremely varied program spread over three days. The first destination was Amada Europe S.A. in Paris, the French partner company to Amada GmbH.
“The showroom there provided a wide ranging insight into the AMADA portfolio. The visitors could see machines from all our product sectors, for example laser cutting machines of different performance classes, punch-laser combination machines, a number of press brakes and various bending automation solutions,” explains Gülland.
The 23-man-strong group also stopped at the production site in Charleville-Mézières. The factory, which has stood on the site since the 1970s, was taken over by AMADA in 1986 and has been extended in a number of steps since then. The most recent expansion and new construction measures took place in 2016 and 2017. “Nowadays, the plant shows just how high AMADA’s production standards are,” continues Gülland. And the visitors were able to confirm this for themselves during a guided tour of the factory. Only machines for the European market are produced here. Alongside the factory visits, the highlights of the trip also included a shared evening meal at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant 58 and a night’s accommodation in the Château Fort in Sedan, one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Gülland: “The feedback from our customers after the journey was extremely positive. Everyone said a heartfelt thank-you to us for organizing it. This has convinced us that much more of the same is needed. We will continue to pursue the idea behind this trip and offer similar experiences in the future.”
Save the Date: Winter-SOLUTION
This year once again, visitors to SOLUTION in Haan will regularly be able to experience AMADA’s technologies close up and live. From 28th to 30th November 2018 and 5th to 7th December 2018, the AMADA inhouse exhibition will once again offer a rich and varied supporting program with machines in live operation, informative presentations and expert consulting services.
For more information, go to: www.amada.de
Images: AMADA GmbH, shutterstock.com/Nataliya Hora