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Rittal Application Center hosts grand opening

Rittal along with Eplan held a grand opening for its new Rittal Application Center (RAC) in Mississauga, Ontario, recently.

October 12, 2023 | By Mario Cywinski

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Attendees to the grand opening learned how Rittal and EPLAN collaborate to offer processes that help customers. André Bousette, Managing Director, and Jonas Zelisko, Director of Operations, both from Rittal Canada, and Roland Younk, Managing Director, Eplan Canada, welcomed guests to the event, and outlined what is possible at the facility.

“The Rittal Application Center is the place where panel building and switchgear manufacturing companies can bring their projects along and where we work with them practically on individual solutions,” said Bousette. “Our goal is to give our customers a competitive edge and show them new development opportunities for the future.”

A presentation outlined the integrated value chain that Rittal and Eplan have. Which includes engineering, supply, manufacturing, and operations. Also covered was how automation and digitalization has helped to reduce average time for projects from start to completion (engineering, quotation processing, order and delivery, mechanical processing, assembly and wiring, and customer delivery, setup, and service).

Those in attendance were also able to tour the RAC facility to see first-hand how things are done, and what the capabilities are. One of the highlights was a new Laser Perforex machine that is used for automated machining. The machine helps to increases the range of projects that can be done for Rittal clients. A quick demo showed how it works. Other machines within the facility were also demonstrated.


Rittal describes the facility as “this is about applications that revolve around the field of control cabinet and switchgear construction. The special thing about it is that you can experience and get to know all relevant, automated, and digitized processes live and on site in the spirit of ‘Join. Apply. Grow.’ Are you asking yourself how you could become faster, better, and more efficient in control cabinet construction? Then you’ve come to the right place in the RAC. In addition to the experience of automation, you can also exchange ideas with other users as well as with the experts from Rittal Canada and Eplan.”

Photo: Mario Cywinski

The grand opening featured company partners, customers, media, and invited guests.


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