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Wifag Ser­vices launched it­self as an in­de­pen­dent com­pany at the re­cently held IFRA World Pub­lish­ing Expo, Oct. 8–11 in Ber­lin.

Pas­cal Cle­men­con, newly ap­pointed CEO of the com­pany, said that wifag//poly­type group, based in Fri­bourg, Switzer­land, sold the ex­ist­ing Wifag Ser­vices di­vi­sion to a group of en­trepreneurs from the Bern area. “Our at­ten­dance at IFRA Expo is a clear sig­nal to the mar­ket that we are com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing all the global cus­tomer ser­vice oper­a­tions as well as the spare parts, retro­fit and project busi­ness for Wifag cus­tomers,” he said. “We cur­rently have a staff of 25 em­ploy­ees, with backup of 15 em­ploy­ees from wifag//poly­type.”

“The new own­ers of Wifag Ser­vices AG are well-funded en­trepreneurs and own a va­ri­ety of com­pa­nies. They saw the huge po­ten­tial in the know- how of Wifag Ser­vices and restarted the com­pany due to the highly qual­i­fied spe­cial­ists that still ex­ist,” he said.

Wifag users group meet last sum­mer to ap­prove the new com­pany’s plans.

Wifag Ser­vices has im­ple­mented a retro­fit project and ma­chine re­lo­ca­tions in Switzer­land as well as com­plete ma­chine con­trol retro­fit for the Naples Daily News (Flor­ida). “Many Wifag op­er­a­tors are be­ing con­fronted with the need to mod­ern­ize con­trols and drives be­cause com­po­nents are be­ing dis­con­tin­ued by sup­pli­ers or are no longer be­ing sup­ported,” Cle­men­con said. “We have de­signed con­ver­sion so­lu­tions that are based on mar­ketable stan­dard com­po­nents,” he said.

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