GFMS opens headquarters in Biel

GF Machining Solutions’ newly constructed headquarters has opened for business in Biel, Switzerland.

The CHF100m building, which will manufacture 65 machine tools a month, is set to house 450 employees from 29 nationalities, bringing together (under one roof) the nearby facilities of Ipsach (former Competence Centre), Nidau (former milling production site) and Luterbach (a Step-Tec site). Hosted by Swiss sports TV journalist Annette Fetscherin, the opening ceremony was attended by over 300 guests and, in addition to a tour of the facility, included various keynote addresses.
“It’s by far the biggest machine-tool plant in Switzerland,” states Pascal Boillat, president of GF Machining Solutions. “With our new headquarters, we not only have a fantastic, state-of-the-art facility, but one that will help us achieve our long-term growth plans and objectives. From this new site we will be able to consolidate our position as a global powerhouse and offer best-in-class solutions to our customers worldwide, while at the same time underlining our Swiss heritage.”
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