Bradbury Group Expands North American Customer Service

by Linda Schmid

Athader, located in Renteria, Spain, is a company within The Bradbury Group and a world-recognized supplier of technologically advanced, customized slitting, and cut-to-length lines. With hundreds of coil processing lines operating on five continents, Athader has improved customer productivity and coil processing operations for 30 years.

Hofstetter, working from The Bradbury Co., Inc. in Moundridge, Kansas, is ready to assist Athader customers with equipment troubleshooting, technical instruction, remote service, spare parts, equipment upgrades and more. An inventory of Athader spare parts on the shelf at Bradbury ensures fast shipments and timely customer service.

Along with his degree in welding technology, Hofstetter brings five years of experience in Weapons Test and Assembly in the U.S. Navy and four years as a Shipboard Install Subject Matter Expert for all naval aircraft carriers. Thomas joins Athader’s North American service team working with Steve Baker, Athader sales area manager; Eduardo Maldonado, Mexico sales manager; Jim Sugars, industry sales leader, Coil Processing Lines; and Jason Bartel, technical sales engineer. He will also work closely with Athader service in Spain and Bradbury service in the USA.

Athader joined The Bradbury Group of companies in 2012, allowing Bradbury and Athader to combine expertise and experience in the coil processing industry. Bradbury Group’s cutting-edge equipment consists of slitting lines, cut-to-length lines, stacking and packaging lines, rotary shears, slitting heads, and the most up-to-date leveling technology, including the patented e-drive® leveler.

About The Bradbury Company: The companies of the Bradbury Group are known for the cutting-edge technology and reliability built into every product – and for the exceptional service that helps satisfy customers worldwide. Bradbury strives to set the standard for automated production and systems integration in the metal processing industry. Bradbury believes its leveling, cutoff, punch, folding and roll forming machines and automated systems set the highest standard for productivity, reliability and safety in coil processing. 

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