Relocation of GGB Tristar Suisse SA

July 30, 2010

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The Swiss operating unit of GGB Bearing Technology (formerly Glacier Garlock Bearings), GGB Tristar Suisse SA, will move its office in Geneva to new location in Bettlach, Northern Switzerland.

The move offers GGB Tristar Suisse SA greater advantages to better serve Switzerland’s strong manufacturing base, which includes:

  • Metalworking machinery
  • Food and beverage processing equipment
  • Packaging machinery
  • Railroad and tramway equipment
  • Pumps
  • Turbines and water treatment equipment
  • Power generation equipment
  • Machinery for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries

Faster, More Efficient Deliveries

The new office is located near the city of Solothurn, within a triangle formed by Zurich, Bern and Basel. GGB Tristar will occupy space on the top floor of a newly constructed building.

“Moving from Geneva will put us closer to our primary markets. Located in the southwestern part of the country in an expensive administration-oriented city, our old office was not particularly well situated to serve these markets. Another important factor is logistics; we will now be able to improve customer deliveries, reduce transport of specials to our workshop, and accelerate the supply chain from our plant in Heilbronn, Germany.”

- Paul Sägesser, GGB Country Manager Switzerland

GGB Tristar traces its beginnings back to 1919 when it was established in Geneva to import and market metal products and tools for the building industry. In 1946, the company began distributing Glacier bearings, and in 1987 it was integrated into the Glacier group, later becoming GGB Tristar Suisse SA.

For more information, please contact:

GGB Tristar Suisse SA

Bielstrasse 52

CH-2544 Bettlach

Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0)32 628 6000

Fax: +41 (0)32 628 6009

Email: switzerland@ggbearings.com

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