Group Tiama: new CEO for MSC & SGCC

MSC & SGCC, the international provider of hollow glass inspection solutions, strengthens its team with a new CEO appointment – Max Hodeau.
Following these globally difficult economic times, Max Hodea…

MSC & SGCC, the international provider of hollow glass inspection solutions, strengthens its team with a new CEO appointment – Max Hodeau. Following these globally difficult economic times, Max Hodeau“s new position at MSC & SGCC is perceived as a strategic move forward to bring new answers to hollow glass market needs and constraints. Max Hodeau, 53 years old, started his career with 13 years spent at IBM Corporation working in development and operations activities. He brings 15 years of executive level experiences across passive components, consumer products, household appliances and automotive sectors. Initially, MSC and SGCC are two major players of the hollow glass inspection market with truly similar paths. Both firms started inside two famous glassmakers, BSN for MSC in 1963 and Saint-Gobain for SGCC in 1973. After developing their own fields of experience with MSC“s Vision inspection machines and SGCC“s mechanical multi-inspection systems, they became independent entities. In February 2008, both companies joined forces under the umbrella of Tiama Group. Today, MSC & SGCC are using all their synergies to supply glassmakers, all over the world, with quality control machines and a whole range of associated Customer Services. MSC& SGCC, respectively located closed to Lyon (Vourles) and Paris (Gennevilliers) are offering all the know-how and expertise for improving the productivity and the quality which is requested by all our customers. All throughout the year of 2009, MSC & SGCC has gone through a major re-organization to adapt itself to new market constraints created by the crisis, the merge of the companies and to increase our service to our customers. Meanwhile MSC & SGCC continue to invest in new products developments with one target: innovate Among the major changes, MSC & SGCC: 1. has concentrated all its stock in one warehouse and created an independent spare parts department, centralized in the site of Lyon (Vourles) in order to provide reactivity and the objective to deliver parts within 48hours CIF airport customer. A new internet spare part catalog will be launched in April. 2. has moved all its SGCC people from its historical location, rue du Fosse Blanc in Gennevilliers, to a more efficient site in the same city. 3. Among that, MSC & SGCC is opening a new facility in Russia. With more than 600 machines delivered over the last five years, MSC& SGCC Russia Ltd. will be able to be closer to its customers with local after sales (already in place) and a spare part stock. With regards to R&D, all developments linked to Multi inspection machines such as Check +, M and Quick machine are concentrated in the site of Gennevilliers (SGCC) and all vision machines developments are concentrated in the site of Vourles (MSC). After a tough year in 2009, MSC & SGCC is looking at 2010 with very nice perspective. The company has booked orders for more than 200 machines for customers such as WIEGAND Glass, the ARDAGH group in Limmared, and Drebkau, Rusglass omsk, SGO (Thailand), OI Peru and other majors customers in Asia.