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Rattunde opens new facility in Mexico

RATTUNDE Corporation, the North

American arm of a Germany-based

manufacturer of finished length tube

and solid bar production systems, has

been operating from a single location

in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area

for over nine years. The company’s

success in the market resulted in the

recent grand opening of a new facility in

the Monterrey, Mexico, area to serve its

growing customer base in the country.

Rattunde Corporation president

Richard Stadler and VP Alec Banish,

joined by Rattunde Mexico director

Javier Lopez and his team, opened the

doors to the new facility in Apodaca

earlier this year.

This new 8,073ft




) tech centre

houses the Mexican sales and service

operations, application engineering,

and spare parts inventory. Future plans

include a machine on-site in 2017 for

demonstration and training.

This decision to open a tech centre in

Mexico was reached

after an analysis






business needs of

the company in-

country, according

to Mr Stadler. “Our

growth in America

and in Mexico has

been rapid, though

not unexpected, due

to the unique nature

of our equipment

and the reliability





our machines. With

a solid install base

and growing demand

for local service in

Mexico, this move

simply made a lot of

sense to us.”

Mr Stadler fur-




solid growth of the

company into diverse

markets throughout

North America made

the new facility a

logical choice. In

addition, he said the

new machine sales

generated directly

from Mexico-based management and

procurement personnel also contributed

to the decision.

Rattunde has also expanded its

workforce in Mexico with technical

service, sales and administrative

personnel. As Mr Stadler explained:

“Whenever a machinery company grows

quickly there’s an ever-present need for

more customer service and technical

assistance personnel. Of course, new

people must be found and trained.”

He also explained that, rather than

waiting for a customer to reach out to

Rattunde in a time of need, the company

is proactively sending technicians

to its customers and performing

comprehensive machine inspections,

identifying and correcting small issues

before they become large ones.

For Mexico, two Rattunde service

technicians are now in-country, one

operating from the new tech centre

in Apodaca and another based in


Mr Stadler added: “This new facility

solidifies our Mexican presence in

the high-volume tube and solid bar

production markets such as auto,

appliance and aero, thus benefiting our

current and future customers in many

ways. We’re selling to a large number

of companies in various markets, in-

country, so it was a logical move for us

to be here.”

Other attendees at this grand

opening included Rattunde personnel,

sales representatives from the North

American network, honoured guests

from the parent company in Germany,

plus customers, prospective business

partners and suppliers to the company.

Rattunde Corp


Fax: +1 616 940 2771



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Rattunde Corporation president Rick Stadler (front, left), Rattunde

Mexico director Javier Lopez (centre, left), and director of technical

services Renato Luna (centre, right)