Güdel, a global manufacturer of linear motion modules, robot track motion units, and gantry robots based in Switzerland, announced the formation of Güdel Americas, headquartered in Ann Arbor.
The new space will bring the company’s existing entities in the U.S. and Mexico together.
“The integration of our North American entities into Güdel Americas is the beginning of great things as we continue to provide high-quality, innovative solutions in the Americas,” says David Treutle, managing director of the company. “This reorganization will bolster production capacity and reduce lead times.”
The company expects this alignment, and a new regional strategy for growth, to provide customers in the Americas with improved responsiveness, access to spare parts, and local service and support. The Ann Arbor building is a dedicated 45,000-square-foot facility, providing North American customers with engineering, design, production, and customer service support.
Güdel Americas will focus on controls software engineering for the future development of the Güdel Global Controls Center of Excellence. The field service team will continue to provide the same high level of service and installation support it currently delivers while adding greater reach and response times throughout the Americas.
Güdel manufactures a full line of high-performance linear motion components, which are the building blocks for reliable linear motion modules, gantries, and press automation systems for OEMs, systems integrators, and machine builders serving the automotive, aerospace, logistics, heavy industrial, press automation, and power-generation industries.
It continues to develop new products and make operational changes that enhance the overall customer experience. By adapting to market demands, the company aims to improve performance and flexibility to meet all requirements in a demanding business environment.
Güdel is part of a family-owned business in its third generation. The company was founded in 1954 and has grown from a single precision machine shop to a leading global automation solutions business with operations in more than 20 countries.