SST opens largest NA EDM consumables facility
- November 9, 2017
SST is opening what the company says is the largest North American EDM consumables facility in New Britain, CT. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 1. The facility is set to open November 18.
The facility gives SST the ability to better reach manufacturers seeking machine tools and EDM supplies, and offer greater product diversity, including the full line of Makino machine tools.
The 40,000 sq ft space is designed to house the combined workforce of SST Consumables and Global EDM Supplies, including the service, application, sales and operation departments. Additionally, a Makino showroom is incorporated into the facility for machine demonstrations and training, along with an ample warehouse to ensure product availability and quick delivery.
With a facility to showcase an expanded product portfolio, increased application expertise and geographical reach, SST and Makino plan to offer process support to current and prospective customers with the utmost quality and seamless business operations, says the company.
“The year 2017 marks a renewed vision for Makino and SST,” says Andre Ey, vice president of EDM sales, Makino Inc. “This facility is a step toward our long-term strategy to provide customers with total process solutions and ensure they get the best possible consumable products to run their operations effectivity. We are committed to nurturing our experienced personnel, growing our reach and offerings to help the manufacturing industry meet new economic and product demands.”