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WILA Relocates North American Headquarters and Establishes Manufacturing Hub in Louisville, Ky.

Louisville’s central location offers seamless access to major transportation networks, facilitating efficient distribution of WILA’s innovative products across North America.

Posted: April 10, 2024

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Hans Willemsen, WILA, tooling systems for sheet metalsWILA, a global leader in producing tooling systems for sheet metals, proudly announces the relocation of its North American headquarters and the establishment of cutting-edge manufacturing facilities in Louisville, Kentucky.

The decision to choose Louisville as the new hub for corporate operations and manufacturing stems from several compelling factors. Louisville’s central location offers seamless access to major transportation networks, facilitating efficient distribution of WILA’s innovative products across North America. The city’s robust manufacturing industry, coupled with a skilled workforce and a business-friendly environment, perfectly aligns with WILA’s strategic vision for growth.

This move signifies a significant milestone for WILA as it endeavors to elevate its customer service capabilities and fortify relationships with both existing and prospective clients in North America. By establishing local manufacturing operations, WILA aims to reduce lead times, enhance flexibility, and provide tailored solutions that specifically address the unique needs of the region’s manufacturing sector.

Hans Willemsen, CEO of WILA, expressed enthusiasm about the relocation, stating, “We are excited to relocate our U.S. headquarters to Louisville and establish our North American manufacturing operations. This strategic move will allow us to strengthen our market presence, improve customer service, and further collaborate with our valued partners in North America. At the same time, WILA contributes to the U.S. reshoring policies to crease more industrial value in the nation. We are confident that our investment in Louisville will accelerate our growth and enable us to better serve the evolving needs of our customers and economic policy makers.”

WILA’s state-of-the-art facility, in terms of robotization and digitalization, in Louisville will leverage cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, positioning the company as a provider of industry-leading solutions across a diverse range of sectors. This expansion initiative is expected to create employment opportunities for local talent, contributing significantly to the economic development of the region.

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ABOUT WILA
WILA B.V. boasts a workforce of 350 employees, with two factories in the Netherlands and subsidiaries in the United States and China. Founded in 1932, WILA is a Dutch global company that specializes in clamping, crowning and tooling systems for press brakes. WILA has pioneered numerous productivity-enhancing innovations including mechanical crowning, the Safety-Click in New Standard Tooling, hydraulic or pneumatic clamps, robot-based tool changes, and “smart” tool data management, and have become standard components for modern machine constructors and users worldwide. WILA USA was established in February 1998, and has grown into a key role for the company generating over $20 million in annual sales.

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