SUN Automation Group Enters Exclusive Strategic Partnership Agreement with Latitude Machinery Corporation
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Press release from the issuing company
SUN to become exclusive distributor and service provider for Latitude Machinery Corporation in the Americas effective August 2019
Glen Arm, Md – SUN Automation Group (SUN), a global leader in providing innovative solutions to the global corrugated industry, is proud to announce it has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership agreement with Latitude Machinery Corporation (LMC). Effective August 16, 2019, SUN will be the exclusive North and Central America representative of all LMC machinery and support its current customers with parts and service.
LMC is a rapidly growing and world-class manufacturer of Flexo Folder Gluers and other solutions to the corrugated industry, with approximately 100 machines in the field across North America.
“SUN continues to expand around the world,” said Chris Kyger, President of SUN Automation Group. “On behalf of our board, senior leadership team and our employee-owners, we welcome LMC to the SUN Family.”
Under the leadership of retiring Latitude Machinery USA President Lance Head, the company has enjoyed growth and earned a reputation for providing reliable and dependable FFG machines. Head and his team of professionals have grown LMC’s customer base from 30 machines in the field to almost 100 in just seven years.
“We established a good reputation in the marketplace for LMC and this agreement with SUN Automation Group will continue the excellent sales and service support our customers have come to expect and deserve,” said Head.
SUN leadership also views the partnership with LMC as an opportunity to expand its technology and service offerings to its current customers.
“We are honored to work with LMC management and excited to introduce LMC’s technology solutions to our current customers in North and Central America,” said Greg Jones, Vice President of Global Sales and Aftermarket, SUN Automation Group. “Under Lance Head’s leadership and his working closely with Pamila Lin of LMC, the company has experienced consistent growth in the United States,” said Jones. “We are excited to continue that growth and support LMC’s current and future customers with SUN’s world-class parts and service. Additionally we look forward to working with Lance and his team to make this a seamless transition for the LMC customer base.”
This partnership agreement is just the latest example of SUN’s revolutionary ‘culture of listening and responding to customers needs’ at work-- which enables SUN to invest in innovation and devise customized customer solutions. SUN Automation Group currently fields a team of 12 internal parts and service coordinators, 15 field service technicians, and the largest inventory of parts in North America which will be on hand to support LMC’s current and future customers.
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