Australian Cutting Technology reaches 20 year milestone!
L-R: John Hollo, Hanes COO Bruce Abraham and Ross Kaigg with the K-Series Cutter.
WHEN John Hollo and Ross Kaigg built their first Pathfinder cutting machine back in 1997 they ‘built it to last’.
That founding principle of ‘build it to last’ meant that every part, no matter how small, is engineered to require minimal maintenance and to withstand the high productivity and quality that large volume customers demand.
The company recently celebrated a major milestone with the very first machine reaching 20 years of continual service – with virtually no downtime over the 20 year period!
Today, Pathfinder has a rapidly expanding international customer base thanks in part to attendance at major expo’s including the recent Texprocess at Messe Frankfurt. Pathfinder showcased its latest generation cutting machines, the multi-ply M-Series and the single ply L-Series to great acclaim – with many new customers seeing the Pathfinder brand for the first time.
“Our business growth is largely due to ‘Word-of-Mouth recommendations from existing customers” said CEO John Hollo. “The days of expensive maintenance contracts are over, nobody wants their workflow interrupted with unscheduled downtime or their operators slowed down by unnecessarily complicated technologies, that’s where the Pathfinder model continues to satisfy the market”.
To keep up with demand, the company has established sales and support offices in multiple locations across Europe and the US – “We’re here to stay, you can rely on that” smiled John.