DMG/ MORI SEIKI has appointed Stefan Weiwadel as its new President. DMG Australia is Australia’s leading CNC machine tools provider.
Together with Vice President and QCD Manager Wada Tetsuji, Mr Weiwadel will lead the company’s expansion efforts into new and existing markets.
He brings to the job an impressive track record for success, having served more than 25 years at leading international tooling companies in executive positions.
Mr Weiwadel has extensive experience in cutting and machine tool technology sales. Prior to joining DMG/ MORI SEIKI in July 2010 as General Manager for the South-East-Asian market, he spent two years as General Manager with a local company in Singapore.
The German machine tool builder GILDEMEISTER AG commenced joint sales and services with the Japanese machine tool manufacturer Mori Seiki Co Ltd in Australia on 1 March 2010.
The joint company DMG/ MORI SEIKI Australia is currently market leader in Australia with plans to increase its market share to 50%.
Mr Weiwadel believes long-term growth will come from the local aerospace sector, especially through the recently restructured Joint Force Strike Fighter (JSF) program, which is expected to positively impact DMG/ MORI SEIKI sales.
With the combined strength of two leading global machine tool builders, DMG/ MORI SEIKI offers solutions to meet 95% of all metal-cutting applications.
The company offers high-end, quality CNC lathes, 5-axis milling machines, mill-turns and ultrasonic laser machines, all designed to offer the best possible solutions for their customers’ machining needs.
Economical turning and milling products are available in DMG’s ECOLINE range of machines.
The idea behind the range is to deliver DMG’s usual high quality standard through consistent standardisation and a simple, reliable machine construction that has an unbeatable price-performance ratio.
Mori Seiki’s new X-Class series machines include the NTX1000 and NTX2000 mill-turn centres, NHX horizontal machining centres, NLX2500 CNC lathes and NVX5000 vertical machining centres.
Mr Weiwadel and Mr Wada join the company at a time when a growing number of companies in Australia get ready to be involved in major international projects, and gear up to face competition from not only Asia, but also Europe and the US.
Mr Weiwadel concludes by saying that in the face of increased global competition, Australian manufacturers must become even smarter with their manufacturing techniques, which they can with DMG/ MORI SEIKI as their partner.