GMTA Announces Sales and Personnel Update
May 23, 2014—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, the patented Scudding process for gearmaking, polygon milling, turning, gear tooth pointing and multi-task machining operations.
Effective immediately for North America, GMTA now represents two additional lines of quality German machines. Agreements have been finalized for GMTA to handle the Rosink line of parts washers plus the Arnold line of laser welding machines. According to Scott Knoy, VP at GMTA, “These are natural complements to our existing lines and will strengthen our value proposition in current and also new market segments, going forward.” A Rosink parts washer will be on display in the GMTA booth during the upcoming IMTS in Chicago.
GMTA recently announced the sale of multiple Profilator Scudding machines to General Motors for gear production. It is estimated this purchase saved GM over $4 million in capital expenditures, compared with acquiring the multiple machines that would have been necessary to achieve the same production levels. GMTA also announces the sale of Profilator Scudding and gear pointing machines to Magna Mexico, plus machines to Magna Canada for polygon generation. The company recently sold nine Praewema honing machines to Ford.
Additionally, GMTA proudly announces Claudia Hambleton, corporate treasurer and administrative manager, received her MBA from Eastern Michigan University (EMU) on April 27, 2014. Hambleton has been a GMTA associate since the company opened its doors in January, 1991. “I am very grateful to GMTA for supporting my efforts to acquire an MBA. I look forward to using my new skills to further enhance the business at our company. It was also very rewarding to network with the business school students and staff at EMU, where GMTA now has a working relationship with their German business development track,” Hambleton says. GMTA routinely hosts a program in German for students in the EMU business school who plan to work for or with German companies as a career path.
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