Broadening its presence in Canada, GF Machining Solutions and GF Piping Systems will open a new joint headquarters to further strengthen direct sales and service support for Canadian manufacturers. The companies broke ground for the 67,000-sq.-ft. facility located in Ontario in late October 2019.
Left to right: Heather Newman, operations and inside sales manager for GF Piping Systems; John Giroux, managing director for GF Piping Systems; Mark Sanhamel, director of operations for GF Machining Solutions; Sean Smith, sales manager – Canada for GF Machining Solutions; and Philipp Hauser, president, head of market region North and Central America for GF Machining Solutions, take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of a new GF Canada facility.
The new Canadian headquarters will feature a 4,800-sq.-ft. demonstration center along with full sales and service support staff that will ensure high responsiveness and application expertise. Also serving as a distribution center, the facility will streamline the sales and acquisition process for customers as well as help shorten delivery times.
“Investing domestically in Canada and improving upon our local services will further enhance both GF Machining Solutions’ and GF Piping Systems’ abilities to serve the Canadian market,” said Philipp Hauser, president – head of market region North and Central America for GF Machining Solutions. “Manufacturers in this region have come to know and understand the quality, strength and reliability of the GF brand, and this new facility will provide easy, localized access to our full range of manufacturing technologies."
The joint GF Canadian headquarters will be located at 41 Keyes Court, Unit 1, Vaughan, Ontario, L4H 2YZ Canada. According to John Giroux, country manager of Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd., Canada, the new GF facility will significantly benefit Canadian piping customers in terms of support and product availability.
“With the new facility, we will expand our warehouse space and inventory by 100 percent for even more availability of and access to all GF Piping Systems products, both industrial and utility,” Giroux said. “To further support Canadian customer needs, there will also be an expanded custom fabrication area along with clean room and header capability up to 24” diameters.”