GMTA Updates Activity in Gear Market
April 5, 2013—GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various top-quality German metalworking machine builders, including Profilator, Pittler, Praewema and WMZ. These machines are sold to the North American market by GMTA primarily for gear and spline production, as well as other power transmission applications. The company’s target markets include automotive, off-highway, OCTG and other heavy equipment manufacturing. Machines are provided for gear honing, gear grinding, Scudding, polygon milling, turning, gear tooth pointing and multiple machining operations. Here are some recent updates from GMTA:
-DVS, the parent company of Pittler, Praewema and WMZ in Germany, has plans to expand its North American operations, owing to the success achieved with GMTA in this market.
-Scudding technology, pioneered by Profilator, continues to impact the North American gear and spline markets, due to its performance compared to other methods of production; several competitors trying to offer it, proving that indeed, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
-The renovation of the GMTA facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan is now complete with plans in the works for future expansion of the campus. Additional floorspace, showroom capacity and training facilities, plus more personnel, are planned, according to company VP Scott Knoy.
-Now in final runoff with anticipated start-up in June, GMTA has provided eight machines (16 spindles total) for the advanced cylinder lining program to the Caterpillar operation in Mapleton, Illinois; project for GMTA valued at $15,000,000.
-Order received from Chrysler for Phase III transmission line at IPT1 in Indiana.
-GMTA and DVS will have joint booth space, considerably expanded, at IMTS 2014.
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