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GF Agie Charmilles Swiss machine tool builder to change name

Editor: Eric Culp

The supplier’s Individual brands are to retain their badges for the moment.

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GF Agie Charmilles has announced that it will change its name to GF Machining Solutions as of 1 January 2014. The company’s businesses include machines for milling and EDM, lasers, spindles, tooling, automation and customer services.

“The new name emphasizes the division’s positioning as a global solutions provider,” the company said. It added that the name GF Machining Solutions is easy for existing and potential customers to remember.

The company explained that along with the name change, customers will notice the gradual implementation of a new design style on website and for sales literature.

Company brands include Agie Charmilles, Mikron, Step-Tec and System 3R, and they will remain on the respective products, the supplier noted, adding that it is developing a new naming system expected to be introduced in the first half of 2014.

“To simplify the transition for customers, the change of division e-mail addresses will be transparent, and current GF Agie Charmilles e-mail addresses will be active until December 2014,” the supplier said.

There will be no changes in telephone numbers, the company added.

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