GF inaugurates modern production centre for machine tools in BielVolker Karow
After a construction period of two years, GF Machining Solutions has officially opened its new innovation and production centre in Biel, Switzerland. The company invested around CHF100 million in the new building, which provides space for around 450 work places. Pascal Boillat, president of GF Machining Solutions, emphasized in his speech: “From this new location, we will be able to strengthen our position as a global player, and at the same time rely on our Swiss roots.”
In Biel, the three former GF sites in Nidau, Ipsach and Luterbach (all in Switzerland) will be united under one roof. On a total area of 44.000 m2, GF Machining Solutions brings together its entire Swiss milling machine and laser production. The new building, which is also the division's headquarters, provides more than 13.000 m2 of space for production and assembly. It allows room for an R&D centre and a modern application centre too. This enables customers to experience the division’s broad portfolio first-hand and to attend several training courses on-site. Employees benefit from bright, spacious project rooms that foster creative and interdisciplinary collaboration.
GF Machining Solutions provide machine tools, automation solutions and customer services for the production of moulds, dies and high value-added metal parts. The division has manufacturing facilities in Switzerland, Sweden, China and in the USA and serves its customers in more than 50 countries.