AWL develops and produces state-of-the-art automated welding machines for a global customer base. Their high-quality machines are developed based on years of knowledge and expertise. As one of the leading European machine builders and system integrators AWL is rapidly developing itself to meet the growing demands of its worldwide customers. In 2013, the Dutch company spread its wings to China and at the end of 2016 to Mexico. Now the company opens a new production facility in the United States.

Expanding the team

In Spartanburg, South Carolina, 3500 m2 of factory space has been rented with enough expansion possibilities to cope with future growth. The construction of the first machines will commence in America immediately after the summer. In the coming months, the company will focus on expanding the team and furnishing the premises. AWL already appointed a dedicated Business Unit Manager for America.

Full-fledged independent branch

The United States is an interesting market for AWL because of the presence of its most important customers and the growing automotive industry. The intention is that the new AWL branch will become a full-fledged, independent production facility, 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.