Wittmann Canada Inc. has moved to a larger facility in the Toronto area to keep pace with its growth.
The firm moved Sept. 1 to a 40,000-square-foot building in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The facility is more than twice as large as the one the company now occupies in Markham.
A key driver of the expansion was the recent purchase by Wittmann Canada of the M-Tek line of blenders and materials-handling equipment. The acquisition put more demands on Wittmann Canada's manufacturing capacity and helped boost staff levels to about 50, necessitating a roomier head office and plant.
The new building will include a 3,000-square-foot training and demonstration area. A large parts inventory and quick delivery system support the firm's broad offerings in automation, materials-handling and auxiliary equipment. In-house systems design, engineering, manufacturing and installation will make the facility unique in its field, said Wittmann Canada President Rob Miller.
Wittmann Canada diversified in June when it acquired the M-Tek equipment line from Mould-Tek Industries Inc. of Scarborough, Ontario. About the same time, it changed its name from Nucon Wittmann Inc.
Wittmann Canada is a subsidiary of Wittmann Kunststoffgerate GmbH of Vienna, Austria.