Victor Technologies(TM) Continues European Expansion With Formation of German Subsidiary

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NEUWIED, Germany, Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Victor Technologies today announced the formation of its German subsidiary – Victor Technologies GmbH. The new company will operate a modern sales office and state-of-the art demonstration facility located in Neuwied-Gladbach in the Rheinland-Pfalz region of Germany.

"The opening of this office in Germany allows us to accelerate our expansion into central Europe and better support our current distributor base in Germany," explained Peter Arntz, Managing Director, Victor Technologies GmbH. "Neuwied-Gladbach provides us with excellent proximity to our customers and transport links to the European market."

The demonstration facility is equipped with the latest Victor® Thermal Dynamics® Ultra-Cut® XT High Precision automated plasma cutting system integrated with an intelligent iCNC® XT controller. This system will be used to provide real-world cutting demonstrations to customers and end users, showcasing the capabilities of the Victor Thermal Dynamics product range. The office in Neuwied-Gladbach will offer full after-sales and technical support for distributors and end users in the region.

"This new office strengthens our presence in Europe and marks the start of an exciting era for Victor Technologies," stated Franco Monechi, General Manager, Victor Technologies Europe. "With the forthcoming launches of Victor gas equipment and Victor Thermal Dynamics plasma cutting systems, we are well positioned to support the expansion of our business."

About Victor Technologies

With its head office in St Louis (USA) and European offices in Chorley (UK), Milan (Italy) and Neuwied-Gladbach (Germany), Victor Technologies provides superior solutions for cutting, gas control and specialty welding equipment under brand names that include Victor®, Victor®Thermal Dynamics®, Victor®Arcair®, Victor®TurboTorch®, Tweco®, Thermal Arc®, Stoody®, Firepower® and Cigweld®. For more information about Victor Technologies, its products and services, visit the company's web site at www.victortechnologies.eu.

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Source:Victor Technologies Group, Inc.

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