REGIONAL SALES MANAGER/LATIN AMERICA AT SGS TOOL COMPANY
As a Regional Sales Manager, Sergio Rios encounters antiquated manufacturing materials and technology in his travels through Latin American manufacturing facilities. One of Sergio’s primary goals is providing access to high quality cutting tools. His work toward that goal does not simply start when he walks into a facility. It begins at IMTS.
“At IMTS, I meet with SGS distributors and make new contacts with distributors in my territory,” Sergio explained. His plans have not changed for 2016. “I’ve been promoting IMTS 2016! I want distributors and customers to attend the show, where they will see new trends in technology and add new equipment to their line of products,” he said.
Keeping customers up-to-date on the industry’s advancements is a core commitment of SGS Tools. Headquartered in Munroe Falls, Ohio, the SGS Tool Company manufactures solid carbide cutting tool technology for the aerospace, metalworking and automotive industries through manufacturing sites in the U.S. and U.K. Beyond the end mill and drill manufacturing plants in Munroe Falls, SGS operates a dedicated, cutting-edge R&D facility, quality control lab and coatings facility, referred to as “The Innovation Center”.
Expansive facilities such as The Innovation Center allow SGS to focus on value-added service for their customers. “If a customer has a problem, they can send us the blueprint and the R&D team will provide solutions,” Sergio said.
In 2015, SGS has either added products or launched new products in 16 different categories, including new titanium tools. “Although that tool was only just released in May 2015, we’re already making improvements,” Sergio detailed. “As of early-October, it comes with a brand new coating.”
“The Global Innovation Center is a physical commitment to continuing research, not just for us, but for the industry as a whole,” Tim Stephens, Marketing Coordinator for SGS Tool Company said. “We’re not only looking at our products or how to make new products. We’re staying on top of manufacturing trends.”
Exciting technology advances are drawn from attending IMTS. Sergio said, “There is no question; I look forward to seeing new technology on the show floor!” SGS Tool Company is one of the oldest in the business, celebrating their 65th anniversary in 2016, continually challenging themselves to stay at the forefront of the industry. With their continued participation and commitment to IMTS, they plan to maintain their position as an industry leader for years to come.
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