American Starlinger-Sahm Inc. (ASSI), a subsidiary of Austrian machinery company Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H, held a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of its new North American headquarters on Aug. 26, 2014. Currently based in Greenville, SC, the company's new facility will be located in the South Chase Business Park in Fountain Inn, SC.
The 23,000-square-foot facility will boast a machine exhibition area, spare parts warehouse, and office space for sales and technical support throughout North America. The planned construction time is about nine months, with the grand opening scheduled for late spring 2015.
"In the new location, Starlinger and Sahm will offer the full range of their products and services", said ASSI President Jimmy Cranford. "Machinery from Starlinger textile packaging, Starlinger recycling technology, Starlinger viscotec, and Sahm will be installed and available for demonstration runs and customer trials in our new showroom," he added.
The two European companies Starlinger and Sahm are major technology suppliers to the woven plastic packaging, plastics recycling, and textile industries. Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H is a leading supplier of machinery and complete lines for woven plastic bag production and PET recycling and refinement. SAHM is a leading provider of high-performance automatic winders based in Eschwege, Germany. The product range includes winders for technical yarns, carbon fibers, traverse spoolers for foils, adhesive and paper tapes, and winders for plastic tapes and monofilament and multifilament yarns.
ASSI is owned by Starlinger Export GmbH. The company handles sales/service activities and spare parts supply for the divisions Starlinger textile packaging, Starlinger recycling technology, and Starlinger viscotec, as well as for Georg Sahm GmbH & Co. KG.
ASSI also represents Roblon twisters, Satake electronic optical sorting equipment, and SAB material handling products.