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09/28/2017 - Fagor Arrasate strengthens its commitment to the German market by the opening of its new facilities in the country

The new plant in Hilpoltstein will offer a closer and more personalized sales support to the clients in Germany and its area of influence

The inauguration of Fagor Arrasate Deutschland GmbH marks a milestone in the Basque co-operatives’ history

Fagor Arrasate strengthens its commitment to the German market by the opening next 28th September, of Fagor Arrasate Deutschland GmBH, its new facilities located in Hilpoltstein. This will allow the Basque co-operative to offer a closer and more personalized service and sales support to the clients in Germany and its neighboring areas.

The inauguration of this new plant is the consequence of the increase in the order book in Germany and the neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. This will also allow Fagor Arrasate to consolidate its relevant presence in the German market and its area of influence. Fagor Arrasate Deutschland GmBH will count with some cutting-edge technological facilities which will respond efficiently to the demanding needs of customers through a professional service which stands out for its promptness, reliability and competence. The new plant will redound directly to the clients, who will see the increase in its productivity and profitability with a more personalized and close service.

With the new plant inauguration, Fagor Arrasate takes a historical step in its path as it has not just opened a new point of sale and technical service in Europe, but it is establishing a new company with its own staff: highly qualified in terms of assembly, programming and project managing. ‘The opening of this new plant marks a milestone in the history of Fagor Arrasate’, says Jose Mari Balzategi, CEO of the co-operative Fagor Arrasate, part of the MONDRAGON Corporation.

‘We will respond to the needs and demands of our clients with a professional project management and a quick and competent service which comes directly from Germany and in German language’, highlights the director of Fagor Arrasate Deutschland GmBH, Klaus Meier.

The opening of the new facilities next 28th of September will not only confirm the commitment of Fagor Arrasate to the German market in the present and the future, but it will also add value to the 60 years of great history of the company; this inauguration will be celebrated with clients, partners and institutions. The event will count with the presence of the Basque counselor of Economical and Structure Development, Arantxa Tapia; and the mayor of Hilpoltstein, Markus Mahl, among others. Additionally, the top executives of the different business units of Fagor Arrasate, clients, partners, other co-operatives close to the market, companies belonging to the German machine tool industry and German agencies among others, will attend to this important inauguration.

The commissioning of the new plant will be developed under the theme ‘closer than ever’ in order to come into play in the message of being close to the client, who will be offered cutting-edge technology and the best service according to the philosophy that Fagor Arrasate has assumed during its six decades of trajectory. In the new facilities of Hilpoltstein, the client will count with a professional service and advice.

Fagor Arrasate Deutschland GmBH counts with a new and modern office building and an assembly plant with a crane and covers a 500 square meters area. Its construction shows Fagor Arrasate’s strategic long term goal as competent and reliable partner, as it will allow to offer a much more personalized commercial service to its German clients such as the VW Consortium, Daimler, Liebherr, Bosch, Voest Alpine o ArcelorMittal, who rely on the reliability of the Basque co-operative when it comes to incorporate press systems to their production lines, cutting lines or personalized special purpose lines. This trust is based on the technological excellence, the high added value and the commitment and the proximity to the client that Fagor Arrasate is offering; all these qualities foster its entrepreneurial spirit.

Fagor Arrasate is a world-leading company in design, manufacture and supply Presses and Stamping systems; Lines for processing and cutting Sheet Metal as well as complete installations to manufacture Complex Sheet metal parts. It has six plants all over the world and it is present in all markets with references in 70 countries. It counts with the widest portfolio of own products made to work with sheet metal and this allows them to integrate and propose higher, more efficient, competitive and more coordinated solutions at a global level.