Torrington, Conn. — Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. has canceled its open house and technical symposium, which had been set for its Torrington U.S. headquarters Sept. 24-25.
The event, which normally takes place every two years, brings in hundreds of attendees to see the latest injection molding technologies in action. At least eight operating workcells were planned for this year's open house, the company said in an April 15 news release.
The open house was set to include molding machines, robots and auxiliary equipment. Other companies supplying materials, molds and hot runners and were also going to be featured at the event.
"We made this decision now as it is too difficult for our customers and partners to make plans considering the current COVID-19 crisis," Wittmann Battenfeld President David Preusse said. "Also, we are busy working through this situation as an essential supplier, to help our customers stay up and running, and this must take priority over the open house."
The event has not been rescheduled at this time.