Besser shifts European manufacturing operations to U.S. sites

Source: Besser Company, Alpena, Mich.

In a recently released statement, Besser President & CEO Kevin Curtis announced the company’s plan to restructure the manufacturing of its Besser GmbH product lines OMAG, Kraft Energy and Messman in Emden, Germany, to its current facilities in the United States. The transition is expected to be complete by the end of 2013.

Curtis made clear in the statement that “[Besser] will continue to serve our customers worldwide through our global sales representatives. Besser GmbH engineering and service support will continue to be available from the same experienced staff you’ve come to rely upon. Manufacturing of parts in the U.S. has been under way for over a year resulting in shorter lead times and cost-competitiveness.” He added, “Our company has a heritage that dates all the way back to 1904, and while we are proud of our past, our vision is of the future—a future full of unlimited possibilities.”