In response to changes in the global economic environment, Erlanger, Kentucky-based MAG Industrial Automation Systems is adjusting its product portfolio, production sites, sales and technical support network to improve its position in the VMC segment.
The company says it will develop larger 2- and 3-meter models of recently introduced VMC product lines, which will be introduced in October 2009 at the upcoming EMO show in Milan, Italy. In the first quarter of 2009, the company’s Chatsworth, California facility will increase VMC production to shorten delivery times, says Mark Logan, vice president of business development and marketing for MAG Americas. Mr. Logan adds that he expects the new three- and five-axis VMCs to be well received in the aerospace, energy and mold and die industries.
The Chatsworth facility also will become the base of the company’s sales, service and technical support for the western U.S. market, a region to which MAG has assigned more than 60 people. Inventory and staff will be expanded to support the company’s entire product range, as well as MAG Fadal machines and Infimatic controls, Mr. Logan says. Additionally, the company says it plans to expand its North American sales and support network to better serve distributors and customers.