Weidmuller celebrates 40 yrs in North America
October 29, 2015 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 29, 2015 – This year marks the 40th anniversary of Weidmuller’s operations in North America that include corporate headquarters in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Weidmuller’s Canada location has grown over the past 40 years from a two-person operation to a global provider of industrial connectivity. With more than 45 direct employees and 25 field representatives, Weidmuller Canada says its mission is to “provide the very best in customer service and market coverage.” This year, the company’s growth includes a 30-per cent expansion in warehouse and assembly workstation space at its national headquarters in Markham, Ont.
The company’s North American headquarters, located in Virginia, commemorated the anniversary year with a 20,000-sq. ft. expansion to the U.S. facility. The added space includes offices for the customer/technical support organization, product management and the value-added services group. It also features a new Customer Innovation Center, a training facility with high tech multimedia displays. The addition of 15,000-sq. ft. for service and production gives Weidmuller the capacity to “build customer solutions and provide value-added services to a growing customer base,” noted the company.
“This expansion increased Weidmuller’s footprint of office space by over a third, allowing us to grow our employee base and accommodate the heightened business growth of the North America operation,” said Bruce Hofmann, director of marketing and business development. “The investments in both facilities will enable us to deliver better service to our channel partners and customers, both today and into the future.”
To celebrate the 40th anniversary, Weidmuller company owners, management and team members gathered together for a company-wide meeting, ribbon-cutting ceremony and events in Richmond, Va., in September and in Markham in October. The Richmond event, held in the new Customer Innovation Center and expanded Value Added Assembly production facilities, was conducted by several Weidmuller owners, including Christian Glaesel, owner and chairman of the Supervisory Board and Brian Schofner, president of Weidmuller North America. Team members from Weidmuller Canada’s national headquarters gathered for a company lunch to celebrate their 40 years of customer service and sales achievement.