GF Machining Expands Direct Support Areas
GF Machining has announced that it will transition to direct sales and support, starting Jan. 1 for several states across the U.S.
GF Machining Solutions plans to transition in phases to a direct sales and support model in several key states. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, GF Machining Solutions will directly support California, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin, areas which Ellison Technologies had previously covered.
“GF Machining Solutions and Ellison Technologies have enjoyed a successful partnership over the years and this transition was a mutual decision on the part of both companies,” says Phil Hauser, president and head of market region North and Central America for GF Machining Solutions. “We are excited to take these important steps to be closer to our customers. Our entire team is dedicated to helping manufacturers across North America improve their operations, compete at a higher level and achieve sustainable success.”
Ellison Technology will handle orders placed before Dec. 31, 2020 in cooperation with GF Machining Solutions’ direct sales team. GF Machining Solutions will directly accept and support all new orders starting Jan. 1, 2021.
The expansion of GF Machining Solutions’ direct sales and service support organization leverages its growing team of sales managers, field service engineers, application engineers and phone support associates. The company plans to continue strengthening its after-sales service team over the coming weeks, and GF Machining Solutions’ customer service organization will begin to streamline and coordinate support efforts.
GF Machining Solutions has contacted customers in affected states, and will provide additional information throughout the course of the transition.
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