Pruftechnik recently announced the merger of its Canadian and U.S. operations to further establish its presence in North America. With the new organization, the makers of Optalign and Rotalign will begin direct distribution of their products in the United States.

"The new operation enables Pruftechnik to bridge the gap between R&D, product management, international sales and production in Germany and the end-user community in the United States," said Florian Buder, CEO at Pruftechnik North America. "The 'factory-direct' approach makes us more customer-centric."

A leader in laser alignment systems and a solution provider for the maintenance of rotating equipment, Pruftechnik offers a portfolio of products and services that ranges from the monitoring of machine health and fault diagnosis to corrective solutions such as alignment and field balancing.

The company currently operates four offices in North America: Pruftechnik Philadelphia and San Diego, which focus on sales, distribution and support of the company's alignment and vibration lines as well as machinery services including the Paralign roll alignment service; Pruftechnik Montreal, which will continue its operations on Canadian soil out of its Laval office; and Pruftechnik's 100-percent-owned group member Eddytech Inc. in Cleveland, which represents the company's nondestructive testing business unit.

"Our extensive local distribution and support network comprising 20 representatives across the territory remains mostly unchanged, which guarantees a seamless transition for our existing users," added Buder.

For more information, visit www.pruftechnik.com.