SCHUNK Opens Service and Technology Center in Houston, TX

Last Thursday, SCHUNK held its official grand opening event to launch their new Service and Technology center in Houston, Texas.

Last Thursday, SCHUNK held its official grand opening event to launch their new Service and Technology center in Houston, Texas.

Manufacturers in Houston will benefit from having this new Tec-Center local to them, which offers:

• Factory trained service technicians on-site with over 30 years experience in installing and servicing all brands of chucks
• Trouble-shooting, repair and maintenance of your workholding, toolholding systems and automation accessories
• Extensive local stock and parts inventory available for same-day dispatch
• Expert advice and assistance in identifying your manufacturing challenges and implementing solutions
• A fully equipped showroom with demonstration machinery to showcase the latest innovative products

The local manufacturing community will benefit greatly from this resource on their doorstep. Customers now have a fully equipped facility where they can view a demonstration, receive advice and support for their specific application, or get an expert technician for repair or service. "The feedback from our customers is extremely positive, they are excited to have this wonderful resource close-by for their service, repair and stock needs", said Stefan Kiedels, Senior Sales Manager.

The full-service that the Tec-Center offers is a huge benefit to customers looking to make the most of their manufacturing investments. Whether the challenge is to decrease set-up time, reduce costs or successfully machine a complicated piece - SCHUNK is locally available to work through solutions. "The future of industry in Texas is looking brighter and SCHUNK is perfectly placed to assist our customers with the forecast upturn", commented Ron Wright, Director of Sales.

The SCHUNK Houston Tec-Center has a milling machine, lathe, air chuck display and robotic machine-loading display, giving people the ability to see a variety of processes using real parts and machines.

The SCHUNK Technology and Service Center is located at 10757 Cutten Road, Building 6, Houston, TX 77066. Please feel free to contact SCHUNK or stop by the Tec-Center for more information.

SCHUNK is a competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology. More than 2,700 employees in 8 plants and 30 directly owned subsidiaries ensure an intensive market presence. With more than 11,000 standard components SCHUNK offers the world's largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source. Since 2012, Goalkeeper legend Jens Lehmann is brand ambassador for safe, precise gripping and holding.

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