Bystronic celebrates grand opening of new North American Headquarters FeaturedWritten by MP&P Staff May, 18 2012
Elgin, IL – During the week of May 2, 2012, Switzerland-based Bystronic officially celebrated the Grand Opening of the new headquarters of Bystronic Inc., their North American subsidiary, in Elgin, Illinois. Approximately 550 people attended the multi-day event which began with the official ribbon cutting ceremony on May 2nd and concluded with a friends-and-family day on May 5th.
The ribbon cutting was conducted by Mr. Robert Suter, CEO of the parent Conzzeta Group; Mr. Ferdi Toengi, CEO of Bystronic; Mr. Johan Elster, Head of Europe North and North American Regions; and Mr. Robert St. Aubin, President of Bystronic Inc. Dignitaries included the Mayor of Elgin Mr. David Kaptain, and members of the Elgin City Council and Chamber of Commerce. The event was well attended by officials of both the local and industry trade press. Bystronic CEO Mr. Ferdi Toengi, and Mr. Edward Youdell, President of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, each presented plaques commemorating the Grand Opening event to Bystronic President, Mr. Robert St. Aubin. Guests attending the three-day event included Bystronic customers, invited guests, suppliers, friends and family members.
The new multi-million dollar North American headquarters, located at 200 Airport Road in in Elgin, IL, comprises a 48,300-square-foot structure complete with 10,000-square-feet of office space, a 14,000-square-foot showroom, and a 24,300-square-foot spare parts and logistics area.
The strategic advantages derived from the new headquarters’ Midwest location, and the logistic resources of nearby Chicago, will enable Bystronic to better serve its North American markets. In addition to being the company’s customer service hub, the facility will also be home to Bystronic’s marketing, sales and training operations. The spacious showroom will be equipped to provide live product demonstrations. On-site classrooms will offer hands-on training, and both standard and customized courses for programmers, machine operators and maintenance personnel.