Atlas Converting Equipment is pleased to confirm that it has recently completed the incorporation of its new US-based subsidiary, Atlas Converting North America, which has re-located to new premises in Charlotte, North Carolina, following the company’s separation from Bobst Group in October of last year.

The team in Charlotte will be responsible to the newly appointed general manager, Mr Thierry Fontolliet, formerly with Bobst Group Latin America (North) in Mexico City. Atlas Converting North America will provide support in both sales and service activities for all Atlas and Titan slitter rewinder customers throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Central America, which continue to be very important markets for the company.

Mr Brian Stiff will continue in his role as sales manager for the Atlas and Titan product range in this region, but will now be based at the Charlotte office rather than providing support from the Atlas head office in the UK. In the meantime, the company is also actively seeking new agents to represent its sales activities and provide a stronger marketing presence in this important region.

Service manager Mr Rick Howe will continue to be responsible for all service, spare parts and customer support operations at the company for all North and Central American customers.

“We have been through a very busy first quarter of 2011,” explained Thierry Fontolliet. “Firstly we had the process of incorporation of the new Atlas subsidiary company, the ongoing separation from Bobst Group North America and relocation to our new premises in Charlotte. We also had to organise our new warehouse which carries over $1m worth of spare parts and establish a new after-sales service structure to better serve our customer base. At the same time, we also had to organise our participation at the ICE USA exhibition in Orlando, Florida (6-8 April), where we demonstrated a Titan ER610 slitter.”

“The establishment of our new subsidiary in North America is a very positive step forward for the company and more especially for our customers,” commented Alan Johnson, managing director of the Atlas Group. “This has given us a strong platform for the company to further develop business and provide continued support in one of our most important markets,” he confirmed.