Lake Constance-based WEFA and extrutec have announced their cooperation for the North American market as part of press coverage in the April issue of Light Metal Age.
Uwe Günter: "Agreeing to work together was a logical step for us. WEFA and extrutec share a common philosophy of developing and distributing products with the highest quality standards for high-tech requirements. Likewise, both companies are firmly rooted in the aluminum extrusion industry."
WEFA started in 1972 as a subsidiary of Alusuisse. After a change of ownership and strategic realignment, the company specialized in the production of aluminum extrusion dies. These are used in the automotive and construction industries as well as in electrical engineering, among others. With the development and patenting of its own coating process, WEFA succeeded in becoming the world market leader in the field of CVD-coated tools. Customers include not only leading aluminum groups but also innovative medium-sized extrusion plants. Today, the company manufactures at five locations worldwide (Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the USA) and employs more than 250 people, including around 130 at its headquarters in Singen.
The agreed cooperation includes mutual support in the North American market. This includes a joint sales concept, mutual support in the development of various products and applications, and ultimately a physical presence at WEFA's U.S. location in Cedar Springs (MI), where extrutec will open an office.
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