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Greenville, SC, United States, 2012/02/02 - Fluid Tech Machines Inc., which engineers and designs custom “smart machines” for the fluid transfer component arena, has established its new North American sales and service facility in Greenville, SC, creating 3-5 new jobs - goGADC.com.
The Greenville (SC) Area Development Corporation today announced that Fluid Tech Machines Inc., which engineers and designs custom “smart machines” that combine multiple processes within a single cycle and specialize in the fluid transfer component arena, has established its new North American sales and service facility in Greenville County. The undisclosed investment is expected to generate at least 3-5 new jobs as the company becomes fully operational.
Fluid Tech Machines (FTM) initially began operations in 2006 near Chicago driven by customer contacts held by its Swedish owners. With a heavy business concentration in serving the fluid transfer needs of Tier 1 automotive suppliers, including providers of brakes and fuel lines, FTM became increasingly interested in re-establishing their growing operation to the Southeast, noted Technical & Sales Manager Ron Leva.
“Our proprietary equipment lines, engineered and developed by Lantz Teknik AB of Sweden, are arguably the finest and most advanced in the world, and in significant demand by automotive, aviation, aerospace and other heavy industries where fluid transfer is essential,” stated Leva. “We have a significant and growing customer base here in the Upstate already. Combined with Greenville County’s outstanding quality of life, and its easy air and ground accessibility to all major North and South American market, it became clear this was the right place for us to locate and grow. We are happy to be here.”
Fluid Tech Machines’ new operations will include sales, technical support and service for the full line of Lantz Teknik equipment and software solutions, with future plans to add both engineering and manufacturing operations at a later time to the Greenville operation as business expands.
Specializing in consolidating production processes that are often difficult to automate, Fluid Tech and Lantz Teknik engineer and design machines with artificial intelligence that combine multiple processes within a single production cycle, improving production quality and efficiency while enhancing safety and productivity. The company specializes in assembly, crimping, pressure testing and cleaning equipment requiring intricate measurement and extreme tolerances. Included among the company’s current customer base are TI Automotive, YH America South Carolina, Eaton Aeroquip, Halla and Visteon, among numerous others.
“Fluid Tech Machines is committed to providing the highest quality, most advanced technology possible while delivering outstanding customer service and support to meet the requirements of today’s industry,” said Leva. “We are pleased to launch our new operations here in Greenville County, and are very appreciative for the support and leadership of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and the City of Greenville, and for the warm welcome we have received from the Upstate business community in making this announcement possible.”
“Fluid Tech Machinery is another great example of a leading edge technology company choosing Greenville County to grow,” said Chris Riley, Chairman of the Greenville Area Development Corporation. “This company has international roots and could have chosen almost anywhere for their new operation, but instead chose to locate here at the heart of our growing automotive and aviation cluster. We welcome them to South Carolina and the Upstate.”
The company (fluidtechmachines.com) will continue to add equipment assemblers, sales, and office support roles as business dictates, noted Leva.
The Greenville Area Development Corporation (goGADC.com) is a non-profit organization established by Greenville County Council to promote and enhance the economic growth and development of Greenville County. Since its founding in 2001, GADC efforts have resulted in the creation of more than 15,000 new jobs and more than $2.5 billion in capital investment in Greenville County. To learn more, visit the website or call (864) 235-2008.