Reading, Penn. — Graebener-Reika, Inc., a provider of machinery for processing tube, pipe, bar, plate and sheet metal, has announced the establishment of its technical and sales headquarters in Reading, Penn. The 12,000 sq. ft. facility houses the company’s engineering, sales and service staff with on-site resource for machining, fabrication and assembly. Additionally, the new facility houses three Reika rotary head tube/pipe cutting machines that are available for demonstration, prototype and volume production.
Originally established as Graebener Group Technologies, the company changed its name with this move in order to better reflect its heritage. Graebener-Reika is a joint venture between three well-respected manufacturing equipment companies — Graebener Machinintechnik (GMT) and Reika, both out of Germany — as well as the Automatic Feed Company in Napoleon, Ohio. As the sole North American sales and service providers for the GMT and Reika lines of machines, Graebener-Reika is a one-stop shop and expert resource for metal processing with an extensive equipment portfolio serving the automotive, oil exploration, transportation, ship building, wind energy and fuel cell markets.
“We have the benefit of representing some of the most innovative equipment in the industry,” said Graebener-Reika president Rich Marando. “Having this new dedicated facility will help us showcase these solutions more effectively and serve our customers more efficiently.”
Graebener-Reika’s administrative offices will remain at Automatic Feed’s headquarters in Napoleon, Ohio where GRI is also backed by additional manufacturing space, should it be needed.
For more information on the full line of Graebener- Reika equipment and services, visit www.gr-inc.com.