GMTA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

German Machine Tools of America celebrated the company's 25th anniversary during IMTS in Chicago. The celebration took place aboard the private yacht charter Anita Dee II.

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German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) celebrated the company's 25th anniversary during the IMTS (International Manufacturing & Technology Show) in Chicago. The celebration took place aboard the Anita Dee II, a private yacht charter, on Wednesday evening after the show concluded for the day. A crowd of more than 150 customers and business associates boarded the yacht on the east end of McCormick Place for an evening of wining and dining while cruising the waters of Lake Michigan. The evening was hosted by Walter Friedrich, president of GMTA, Scott Knoy, vice president of sales, and Claudia Hambleton, CFO.

Mr. Friedrich welcomed the crowd with a short speech thanking them for their support through the last 25 years. He gave a bit of company history and mentioned the recent opening of their newest office in Queretaro, Mexico.

GMTA, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the U.S. subsidiary of Profilator GmbH. It represents various lines of German machine tools and metal fabricating equipment, including gear cutting and honing machines such as the Hard Scudding process for gear-making, parts washing systems, special machine tools, tooling, laser welding machines, surface grinding and deburring machines, multi-spindle lathes, multi-station vertical turning machinery and more. GMTA markets to automotive OEMs and various Tier suppliers, plus off-highway equipment, bearing and other power transmission builders.