June 2, 2009
LISSMAC GmbH of Bad Wurzach, Germany, a manufacturer and distributor of construction machinery; special purpose equipment, including SBM sheet metal processing machines; and handling equipment, has opened its U.S. headquarters, LISSMAC Corp., in Waterford, N.Y.
"After having exported our machines all over the world, including to the United States, we have decided that it was time for us to establish a company presence in America", said Klaus Kiefer, president of LISSMAC GmbH, Germany and CEO of its American subsidiary, LISSMAC Corp. "With the United States being the world market leader in the sheet metal industry, we felt the need to be locally available and support our growing American customer base. Our commitment to the American market is evident: The new office and showroom was opened earlier this year with our full line of products, warehouse, service, customer support, and administrative offices. We are pleased to have Mr. Thomas Weinfurtner, a 15-year industry veteran head up the U.S. operations. His expertise and invaluable knowledge of LISSMAC and its technology are fundamental for the support of our customers."
"We now have the ability to process test samples for our potential customers. They can also come to visit our showroom and see the machines at work. We are expanding our affiliated dealer network and have factory trained service personnel and spare parts available at our new offices," said Weinfurtner,