AWL is a reliable partner for its customers, with the commitment of globally following and supporting them with the requirements made – by the very demanding automotive industry - upon their production capacity. AWL is rapidly developing itself so as to meet the growing demands of its customers. Whereas in 2013 the company spread its wings to China and at the end of 2016 to Mexico, now it is about to expand into America.
America is an interesting market for AWL because of the presence of its most important customers and the growing automotive industry.
The construction of the first machines will commence in America immediately after the summer. In Spartanburg, South Carolina, 3500 m 2 of factory space has been rented with enough expansion possibilities to cope with future growth.
In the coming months, the company will focus on expanding the team and furnishing the premises. Per Blohm has been appointed as Business Unit Manager America. With his experience in automation, technology and international business, he is the ideal candidate for contributing to the further development of AWL in America.
Brand van ’t Hof, AWL CEO, about the new branch: “This is in line with AWL's global strategy, whereby we offer our customers a worldwide standard with local service and construction. We particularly see opportunities in the American automotive segment. Both for our existing customers that manufacture worldwide and for new local players.”
The intention is that the new AWL branch will become a full-fledged, independent branch, in which all disciplines will be represented – including engineering and assembly. The expectation is that at the end of 2018, AWL America will have more than 50 staff.