22 March 2013

Picanol of America Opens New Headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina

21 March 2013 - Picanol of America today opened its new headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina. Picanol of America is focusing on sales of Picanol weaving machines and original Picanol spare parts and accessories, as well as machine repair and training services. Picanol of America is a 100% subsidiary of the Picanol Group headquartered in Ypres, Belgium and currently employs 19 people. 

“In recent decades, both thanks to and in tandem with our American customers, we have constantly pushed our limits with regard to the performance and versatility of our weaving machines. And it was also due to the confidence and belief of our American customers that Picanol has been able to grow into the world leader that we are today. Furthermore, the successes achieved by Picanol in the United States over the past decades have undoubtedly paved the way for our expansion throughout the rest of the world. With our new headquarters in Greenville, we will make sure that we continue to deliver the very best weaving machines and the highest levels of service to our valued U.S. customers,” said Luc Tack, Managing Director of the Picanol Group. 

“We are excited to expand our operations and move to our new facility. The opening of our new headquarters represents another milestone in our long history in the U.S. It is further proof that Picanol of America now more than ever is committed to providing outstanding customer service, the exceptional levels of quality that Picanol is renowned for, and high added value to meet the needs of our U.S. customers,” said Cyril GuĂ©rin, President Picanol of America. 

Following the sale of Steel Heddle in September 2011, Picanol had to look for a new site for its gravity point in Greenville. In June 2012, Picanol of America acquired 18,500 sq. ft. of space at the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center (SC-TAC) to accommodate an expanded sales, machine repair and spare parts operation that will serve its U.S. markets. 

The Picanol Group is an international group specialized in the development, production and sale of weaving machines and other high-technology products, systems and services. In addition to the headquarters in Ypres (Belgium), the Picanol Group has production facilities in Asia and Europe, which are linked to its own worldwide sales and service network. In 2012, the Picanol Group realized a consolidated turnover of 461.75 million euros and employs more than 1,950 employees worldwide. 

Source: Picanol