Stefan Fickenscher, Stefan Schreiber and Peter Hoecklin celebrate the opening of TRUMPF Canada's new facilityClick image to enlargeTRUMPF Canada has strengthened its commitment to the Canadian market by expanding into a facility double the size of its previous operation. The company commemorated the move with a grand opening during which TRUMPF management used TRUMPF power tools to cut a metal ribbon.

"This building is a reflection of the success and importance we attach to the Canadian market," says Peter Hoecklin, president and CEO of TRUMPF Inc., who was on hand to celebrate the grand opening of TRUMPF Canada's new operations.

TRUMPF Canada's new facilityClick image to enlarge

Since setting up TRUMPF Canada in 2008, the company has doubled sales in the country "and we'll continue to invest in the market and support our customers here. We're seeing that Canadian customers are very open to trying new technolgoies, which fits in very well with TRUMPF because it's a very innovative company," adds Hoecklin. Indeed, he says TRUMPF continually reinvests into R&D. He says TRUMPF Group worldwide has invested $320 million in R&D "to ensure our customers receive the most productive, technologically advanced machines in the market."

TRUMPF Canada grand openingClick image to enlarge

Five machines were under power at the open house. They included the first live demonstration in North America of a TruLaser 3030 fiber equipped with the Rotolas rotary axis option for tube and pipe cutting, TruLaser 2030 fiber, TruPunch 2000, TruBend 3100 press brake, a TruMark laser marking system and its line of power tools.

TRUMPF Canada grand openingClick image to enlarge

Stefan Fickenscher new managing director of TRUMPF CanadaClick image to enlargeDuring the event, Hoecklin announced a management change for TRUMPF Canada. Stefan Schreiber, the current managing director has taken on a new position at TRUMPF's headquarters in Germany as director of international sales. Stefan Fickenscher, the TruLaser product manager, is Schreiber's successor and will take over as managing director of the Canadian company on April 1, 2015.


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