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Serving The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland – 4/1/2014

Swagelok Ceská Republika, Swagelok Polska Established To Serve Customers in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland

SOLON, Ohio (April 1, 2014) – Swagelok Company announced today a transition for customers in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. Beginning April 1, the following organizations will become the authorized sales and service center in the region. Bercon Fluidsystems s.r.o. will operate as “Swagelok Ceská Republika” in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Bercon Fluidsystems spólka z o.o will operate as “Swagelok Polska” in the Republic of Poland.

Both organizations will be led by Reinhold Schuster. Schuster has served Swagelok customers for 18 years in Germany as principal of Swagelok Stuttgart | Karlsruhe. Since 1996, his team has provided exceptional service and support to domestic and multinational customers, including training, technical assistance, inventory management, and Swagelok® Custom Solutions.

Schuster has named Jan Beranek as general manager. Beranek has deep experience in the region and will run day-to-day operations. He will be based at the company’s main office in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

“Our goal is always to provide our customers with the highest quality products and service, as close to their doors as possible,” said Arthur F. Anton, president and chief executive officer, Swagelok Company. “I am confident that our customers in the region will continue to receive the exceptional service that defines the Swagelok brand as well as the best technical assistance to help solve their fluid system challenges.”

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, including products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. Its manufacturing, research, technical support, and distribution facilities support a global network of more than 200 authorized sales and service centers in 70 countries. For more information about Swagelok, visit the company’s Web site at