WIFAG SERVICES NOW INDEPENDENT
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.