December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016
As many of you have heard, in April 2016, following a bankruptcy and ownership transition, Roundo has closed operations in Sweden.
Since that time, our customers have placed no new orders for Roundo machines and we have redirected our energy to continue to bring the world’s best bending rolls from Sweden with another manufacturer: SweBend.
Since 2013, SweBend has emerged as a leader in plate and angle bending rolls from Sweden. Located in Hassleholm, the same town as the original Roundo, SweBend is headed by Peter Nilsson, who was the former Managing Director and Director of Technical Services at Roundo. The staff at SweBend is composed almost entirely of former Roundo senior staff members, designers, engineers, technicians and assemblymen.
Peter and his team now proudly carry on their tradition of building bending rolls and specialty machines with world-famous Swedish quality and engineering that they learned during their time at Roundo. Essentially, these are many of the same folks who have engineered, designed and built the nearly 4,000 existing Roundo bending rolls our staff has handled and continue to support in North America
Customers are quickly seeing that the new choice in bending rolls is SweBend, as evidenced by the multi-million dollar backlog for SweBend machines.
What does this mean for current Roundo machine owners?
Trilogy Machinery made the commitment to support you, and we will continue to make sure you have access to the parts and support to keep your machines running at full potential for years to come.
Trilogy has access to many of the original manuals, order sheets, CNC documentation, as well as our in-depth technical notes from over 40 years of working with Roundo machines in North America.
In addition, during the Roundo bankruptcy process, we were able to acquire a massive 250,000 pound inventory of Roundo parts; almost 300 pallets. We shipped the majority of them to our headquarters in Belcamp, MD and the rest remain in a warehouse in Sweden. We made this investment to support our North American customers and dealers.
It is accurate to say that Trilogy now has the largest supply of Roundo OEM parts in the world.
What does this mean as a prospective machinery buyer?
We are shifting our focus to the SweBend product line and remain committed to offering bending rolls made in Sweden. We owe it to our customers to partner with suppliers that build the best quality machinery and offer the best possible after-sale service and support.
Your continued support and business are greatly appreciated and we encourage you to call and talk to us if you have any questions. More on SweBend can be found on our website including stock machinery and an HD video documenting the new leader in bending rolls.