News | September 18, 2014

GF Piping Systems And GF Machining Solutions Announce Grand Opening

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Grand opening festivities will feature tours of life-like demonstration rooms that include a mock cruise ship cabin, grocery refrigeration case, and fish tank, each simulating how the company's piping systems are used for refrigeration or water distribution applications.

Georg Fischer LLC (GF Piping Systems), and GF Machining Solutions LLC, both part of Switzerland-based Georg Fischer LTD, will celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Irvine facilities on Oct. 9, 2014 at 9271 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, California from 3:00 until 8:00 pm. Following official Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting ceremonies at 3:30, guests can tour the joining company facilities and enjoy refreshments.

The spacious 105,000square-foot Irvine campus includes office and work space for more than 100 employees, sales, engineering and technical support, custom manufacturing, training facilities, warehouse, an application demonstration room showcasing working product examples in several real life-like settings, machine demonstration space, and an extensive spare parts supply. Among the demonstration room applications is a grocery store refrigerator case filled with products that use GF's COOL-FIT® ABS Plus Piping System, which is designed for indirect cooling in breweries, wineries (and other beverages), food production, dairies, supermarkets and air conditioning. Beer from breweries using the COOL-FIT system will be served at the event. Other life-like product demonstrations include an aquarium; a cruise ship lavatory compartment; a pharmaceutical laboratory sink; a deionized water skid; and a chemical plant tank.Machines to be featured at the event include the newest technology in 3 and 5Axis High speed and high performance machining centers, the latest EDM and System 3R tooling, and Automation Technology.

Heading up GF Piping Systems is James Jackson, Head of Business Unit Americas. "GF already has a significant US footprint with many locations across the country," says Jackson. "Our new larger facilities will allow us to increase our presence on the west coast by providing additional custom manufacturing, training capabilities and expanded personnel."

According to Glynn Fletcher, President GF Machining Solutions Americas, the new Irvine location will further strengthen customer service. "We want to provide extraordinary service and support for our Western Region customers," said Fletcher. "We are investing in the resources to ensure that this is the case. The opening of this superb facility reinforces that commitment."

About the GF Companies
In the manufacturing/OEM community, Georg Fischer LLC (formerly located in Tustin) is known as GF Piping Systems and supplies a full range of plastic pipe, fittings, valves, actuators, rotameters, fusion machines, secondary containment, heat exchangers, custom products, and sensors and instrumentation for industrial process control. For more information, visit www.gfps.com.

About GFMachining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions in the world's leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and moldmaking industry and manufacturers of precision components. The company's portfolio includes EDM machines, high-speed and high-performance milling machines, clamping and palletization systems, 3D laser texturing machines, automation solutions, spare and consumable parts and other customer services. A division of Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland), GF Machining Solutions maintains a presence of 50 sites around the world, employs 2,873 team members and generates annual sales in excess of $985M. For more information, visit www.gfms.com/us.

About George Fischer LTD
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 124 companies, 48 of them production facilities. Its approximately 14,000 employees generated sales of CHF 3.77 billion in 2013. 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.

SOURCE: GF Piping Systems