Haas Automation and Abplanalp Consulting Celebrate 10 Years in Poland
Zaventem, Belgium, October 30th 2012
On October 18th, senior managers from Abplanalp Consulting and Haas Automation attended a celebration to mark ten years of successful collaboration in Poland.
The president of Abplanalp management board, Mr. Maciej Śmigrodzki, welcomed guest-of-honor Mr. Gene Haas, founder and owner of Haas Automation Inc., who travelled from Southern California, USA, especially to attend the 10-year celebration. Abplanalp Consulting vice-president, Mr. Wojciech Ratyński, and Mr. Alain Reynvoet, Haas Automation Europe managing director, accompanied Mr. Śmigrodzki and Mr. Haas. More than 150 guests, customers and other VIPs also attended the event.
“Abplanalp Consulting has in fact sold and supported Haas products in Poland since the mid-1990s,” says Mr. Reynvoet. “However, it was a decade ago that the company established the country’s official Haas Factory Outlet (HFO), beginning initially with a staff of just 3 people.” That small team has since grown to 32, including 8 regional sales representatives, 15 regional service engineers and 3 service coordinators, who collectively support almost 1400 Haas CNC machine tools. The very first Haas CNC machine tool sold by Abplanalp, in 1996, is still fully operational and making parts.
“It has been a very productive and profitable cooperation between our two companies,” says Mr. Paweł Matejak, Abplanalp’s sales manager in Poland for Haas products. “After 10 years of working together, Abplanalp Consulting has undoubtedly changed and improved its sales organization by adopting tried-and-tested HFO standards. What’s more, the wide choice of CNC machine tools from the Haas range means we can meet the needs of almost all types and sizes of machine shops.”
The Abplanalp Consulting holding company currently also sells Haas CNC products in Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Uzbekistan.
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