EWM AG, Germany’s largest manufacturer of arc welding technology, opened a location in the city of Tours, France, on 4 April 2019. Managed by Stéphane Lemaire, a French national, the purpose of the location is to provide service and product training, demonstrations and welding support for France's welding technology professionals. The family-run company is thus keeping its word on staying close to its sales partners and customers with advice and service offerings – now in France as well. Alongside the company’s efficient arc welding technology tailored for customers’ requirements and a complete range of welding accessories, EWM is also offering new technologies for Industry 4.0 to the French market. Especially the Welding 4.0 welding management system ewm Xnet 2.0 used in combination with the new Titan XQ MIG/MAG multi-process welding machine yields a competitive advantage.
EWM has opened a location in Tours, France, to strengthen its presence in that country, providing a contact point for sales partners and customers. Located just an hour away from Paris, the site is centrally located and enjoys good infrastructure, including excellent road and rail accessibility, making it ideal for managing business relationships throughout France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
A team of ten is in charge of sales, demonstrations, training and back-office functions. All staff have a welding background and the necessary expertise. “There is a tremendous amount of interest in France in innovative, future-oriented welding technology. We can win companies over by delivering the highest quality, with recommendations from satisfied customers and with our guarantee promise: three years for welding machines and five years for rectifiers and transformers – with no operating hours limit, even in three-shift operation,” says Stéphane Lemaire, Manager France for EWM AG.
A compelling technology and service offering
The newly formed team in France functions as a technology partner to welders and metals companies, tradesman firms and industrial producers, providing support and developing complex arc welding technology solutions tailored to meet their needs. Users have the complete EWM AG technology and service offering at their disposal, including arc welding machines with all the necessary components, welding torches and welding consumables as well as accessories for manual and automated applications.
“We follow our customers and have many loyal customers in France. And the challenges of the future are increasing day by day. This means having to provide ongoing training for our partners, our dealers, and our dealer network in order to keep them informed and able to impart state-of-the-art knowledge to our end customers. Our new ewm Xnet 2.0 quality management software – keyword: Industry 4.0/Welding 4.0 – brings digitisation to any company. All this has to be communicated properly on-site and in the local language,” says Robert Stoeckl, Executive Board Sales of EWM.
Innovative EWM welding processes demonstrably cut welding time by up to 15 percent for users while consuming up to a third less gas, with no loss of quality. The EWM forceArc puls® welding process can additionally cut welding smoke emissions by up to 75 percent versus conventional processes when working with high-alloy metals, such as CrNi steels.
Practical usage of digital welding technology
A number of live events were held throughout the day to celebrate the opening of the new location in Tours, including presentations of the new Titan XQ puls, the flagship in EWM’s line of MIG/MAG multi-process welding machines, and the Titan XQ 400 AC puls, the company’s new product for aluminium welding. EWM also conducted demonstrations of the Welding 4.0 welding management system ewm Xnet 2.0, showing how Industry 4.0 digital welding technology works in practical settings. The latest version of ewm Xnet 2.0 helps users with the digitally networked organisation of production, planning, quality management and coordination regarding welding as an all-in-one system. The opening day programme was rounded out by various activities, including a welding test for customers.
Contact data for the new EWM location in Tours, France:
7 rue des Messagers
ZA de Chatenay
Tél. : +33(0)2 42 06 02 45
Dated: 8. April 2019
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