Sumitomo (SHI) Demag announced today that it is postponing the grand opening of its new Chicago Tech Center that was scheduled for April 22-23.
The decision to postpone the two-day event was made to protect customers, supplier partners and company employees and ensure that company resources are focused on supporting customer requirements during this difficult time.
Every reasonable effort is being made to help our customers with the parts and services necessary for their ongoing production schedules while ensuring the health and safety measures demanded by the COVID-19 situation. And as always, customers can count on Sumitomo Demag for free, technical phone support 24/7.
The new Chicago Tech Center is part of a 15,300 sq ft facility that has opened in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, outside of Chicago. The facility includes a training room and offices for sales, service and processing support, plus the 8,000+ sq ft Tech Center equipped with four SE-EV-A platform all-electric machines (SE50EV-A, SE100EV-A, SE180EV-A and SE385EV-A-HD) and partners’ auxiliary equipment. The Center will be used for machine demos, mold tests, hands-on training and other processing and application support and development activities.
When appropriate, the grand opening event at the Chicago Tech Center will be rescheduled. Meanwhile, please reach out to your Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Regional Sales Manager or the Aftersales Team as needed to support your production requirements.