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Hessen, Germay Parliament Delegation visits Messer Cutting Systems, North America

Menomonee Falls, USA. A delegation from Hessen, Germany visited Messer Cutting Systems, North America’s premier manufacturer of CNC thermal cutting machines. 

The visit also included an overview and tour of Messer’s sister company, Castolin Eutectic, which is part of the Messer MEC.  Both facilities are located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.  The purpose of the visit for this delegation was to expose them to new aspects of Wisconsin and spur increased connections and collaboration between Germany and Wisconsin.

As recently as 2016, Wisconsin and the German state of Hessen marked 40 years of a sister state relationship.  What began as primarily a cooperative relationship that was focused primarily on education has evolved into an increasingly robust economic relationship between the two states.  Wisconsin is proud to acknowledge that the relationship with Hessen is the oldest partnership between a U.S. state and a German federal state, and now covers a broad range of spheres promoting and supporting business, governmental, educational, cultural, scientific and technology exchange.

Bill Heller (featured second left)  President and CEO of Messer Cutting Systems began the factory tour with a stop at the Messer museum. 

During the visit by the Hessen delegation last week, Bill Heller, President and CEO of Messer Cutting Systems, USA, and Carlos Estevez, CEO Messer Castolin Eutectic, treated the delegates to short presentations, a walking tour through both facilities, and live plasma cutting machine demonstrations. The dignitaries were impressed with the advanced steel plate cutting and welding technology innovations seen at both facilities.

Dignitary tour members included representatives from the Hessen Wisconsin Society Board, Hessen State Parliament, HA Hessen Agentur GmbH, and an advisor from the European Union in Brussels/Belgium.  Also present were representatives of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the Waukesha County Business Alliance, and the German American Chamber.

Photo: The Hessen delegation views a plasma bevel cutting demonstration on Messer’s’ Titan III cutting machine.

Joerg Toberna
Marketing Director
Messer Cutting Systems, Inc.
W141 N9427 Fountain Boulevard
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
P 262-255-5520
F 262-255-5170


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.