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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


With five production sites around the globe, over 900 employees, Messer Cutting Systems manufactures thermal cutting machines to meet the highest standards in the metal plate processing industry.

Sturdy make, modern design, and innovative technology are the three pillars that Messer Cutting Systems machines rest on. With high quality workmanship and advanced experience in application technology, Messer Cutting Systems is able offer complete solutions for complex cutting jobs.