Modern Machine Shop

NOV 2017

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58 MMS November 2017 mmsonline.com SHOP TALK five-axis HSC/HPC machining centers for almost 30 years and will continue to produce these machines in its Baienfurt, Germany, plant. Due to the separation from the Handtmann Group of Companies, the idea is that A-Punkt Automation will be able to operate with more agility than before, in an intensively competitive and dynamic environment. "With the sale, we would like to give the com- pany the opportunity to star t on the path to a successful future, thus securing jobs in the long term. A-Punkt Automa- tion GmbH has a sound ope rational and e co- nomic basis to enable it to face the challenges ahead. The Handtmann family and the Handt- mann Group of compa- nies wish Armin Walther and his team all the best and every success," says T homas Ha ndtma nn, ma naging dire ctor of Albert Handtmann Hold- ing GmbH & Co. KG. Mr. Walthe r joine d th e c o m pa ny in A p r il 2 0 17 a n d b e c a m e ma naging dire ctor of H a n d t m a n n A- P u n k t Automation in June. For 20 years, he has worked in managerial roles for global companies in the field of surface finishing and machine tools. He brings many ye ars of e x p e r i e n c e i n t h e development and man- u f a c t u r e o f c o m p l e x production systems and capital goods. Handtmann A-Punkt Automation GmbH, call 49 751 5079 0 or visit handtmann.de Automation GmbH and the foreign companies belonging to the division in the U.S., Russia and China to the current managing director, Armin Walther, within the framework of a man- agement buyout. The sale, Handtmann says, was premised on trust in Mr. Walther and his convincing pre- sentation for future orientation focusing on the core business. The company has manufactured

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