Flexicon (Europe) Ltd. has opened a new office in Aschaffenburg, Germany, to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers in Germany.
Flexicon, based in Bethlehem, Pa., makes bulk handling equipment and systems.
“The Aschaffenburg location will fuel Flexicon's rapid growth in the region by providing a dedicated German-language staff with full access to corporate resources,” said Keith Bourton, managing director.
The office is headed by Christian Löchler, regional sales manager. He holds an engineering degree in plastics processing technology from Fachhochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, and has 20 years of experience in plastics processing, compounding and recycling. Most recently, he was a sales and project engineer for a consulting firm that specializes in gravimetric and volumetric dosing for granulates, powders and liquids.
At Flexicon, he will build relationships with plant engineers, managers and other specifiers of equipment in facilities that handle bulk solids materials across the food, pharmaceutical, mineral, plastics and general chemical industries.
“The Ashaffenburg office will have full access to Flexicon's engineering resources, including details on more than 20,000 installations of Flexicon bulk handling equipment and engineered systems worldwide,” Bourton said.
The company makes equipment such as flexible screw conveyor; tubular cable conveying systems; pneumatic conveying systems; bulk bag filling, unloading and conditioning machinery; box, drum and container tippers; manual dumping stations; weigh batching systems and automated plant-wide bulk handling systems.
Flexicon (Europe) is based in Whitstable, Kent, England, and is a fully owned subsidiary of Flexicon Corp.
The contact information for the German office is 011 49 170 8 187 613, wwwflexiconeurope.de, [email protected].