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Salem announces North American expansion of Bovone

August 7, 2019  By Salem Distributing

Aug. 7, 2019 – Salem is excited to announce the U.S. branch of Bovone will open in 2020 close to Salem’s headquarters in NC. The expansion to the US of the Italian company will streamline exchanges between the glass fabrication machinery manufacturer, Bovone and its distributor-partner, Salem. Within the product lifecycle management process, this move will make it easier and faster to integrate data for robotics, prepare and install machinery, and service customers in the entire North American market.

This expansion provides an enormous opportunity for Salem, through two of its divisions -SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror and SALEM Stone, to better serve customers and provide innovative machinery solutions to the glass and stone industries. Doug Mangus, Machine Sales Director for Salem, states: “Bovone is known in the marketplace to be the heavyweight when it comes to glass processing equipment and robotics. Its expansion to the US will enable our teams to become more efficient and responsive in both sales and technical support.”

The intended benefit of the expansion is to significantly enhance Industry 4.0 development in which Salem has been involved for years. Numerous robots and glass processing cells have been installed across the US reducing labor costs and risks for fabricators. With forecasts of increased interest and sales into 2020, Mike Willard, CEO of Salem, says “Together on US soil, our companies can more fully leverage and integrate new and existing machinery with enhanced technology. This will benefit our customers in streamlined processes for faster production and little downtime -exactly what they’ve been asking for these past years.“

Salem, itself has recently grown with the acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources. With an expanded line of equipment and tooling offerings, along with a growing technical service and support presence, Salem is one of the largest companies of its kind in the industry.


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