Distribution & Production

Diamut Manufacturing to Open First North American Facility

Biesse Group is opening its first manufacturing facility on American soil to assemble Italian-engineered Diamut diamond profiling wheels for glass, stone and ceramic processing. The company says its customers in the U.S. and Canada will gain shorter lead times and customer service closer to home after the new facility opens on the Biesse Charlotte Campus in North Carolina.

“Our new Diamut tool manufacturing facility will enable us to respond to growing market needs in our North American market and help us meet the expectations of Diamut customers worldwide,” says Federico Broccoli, president and CEO of Diamut America. “Having a manufacturing facility in Charlotte reinforces our desire to make our technology and innovative solutions available to any company looking to maintain competitiveness in their businesses.”

“We are devoted to our North-American customers, so establishing a presence to support them, as well as strengthening our distribution network, is a major priority for us,” adds Alan Hooper, Diamut America and Canada manufacturing engineer.

Gianluca Grianti, Diamut tooling division director, says the new facility will benefit from a mix of Italian and American DNA.

“The powerful blend of Italian engineering and American manufacturing has been successful in the past and has proven to provide a variety of technical advantages.

The new manufacturing operation in the Airport Corridor of Charlotte, N.C., is part of a $3 million expansion of the Biesse Group Charlotte campus that will also include a 12,000-square-foot office addition and future enhancements.

Certified Energy to Represent Suntuitive

Suntuitive Dynamic Glass is partnering with Australian consultancy firm Certified Energy to represent the Suntuitive product line in Australia. Certified Energy features a passionate group of experienced consultants, architects and engineers who are motivated to bring sustainable technology to the marketplace, according to the company.

“We are thrilled to be working with Certified Energy, Jamie Bonnefin, and his incredible and talented team,” says Jim Gresehover, vice president of international development for Suntuitive. “They have an impeccable reputation in the Australian design community and their ideals and goals with regards to sustainability line up perfectly with ours.”

“We are very selective in the products and materials that we represent and Suntuitive has met our standards completely,” says Jamie Bonnefin, director of Certified Energy. “Dynamic glass technology like Suntuitive can make a significant difference on the energy performance of a building as well as the comfort of those who inhabit the structure.

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