GF Machining Solutions wins substantial order in the US
The order consists of several high-end milling machines including automation and software for a total value of about USD 15 million as well as related training, support and services. The machines, which will be used for the production of rotating turbine components, will all be made by Liechti Engineering AG in Langnau (Switzerland). Delivery will take place between the third quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.
Liechti Engineering, which was acquired by GF in July 2014, is the worldwide leading solution provider and specialist for 5-axis milling machines designed to produce blades and blisks for aircraft engines and power generating turbines. GF Machining Solutions provides machine tools, automation solutions and customer services for the production of molds, dies and high value-added metal parts. The division has manufacturing facilities in Switzerland, Sweden and China, and serves its customers through its own sales companies in more than 50 countries.
GF comprises three divisions GF Piping Systems, GF Automotive, and GF Machining Solutions. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and is present in 32 countries, with 121 companies, 45 of them production facilities. Its approximately 14 400 employees generated sales of CHF 3.64 billion in 2015. GF is the preferred partner of its customers for the safe transport of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components in vehicles, and high-precision manufacturing technologies.
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