Two Companies Partner to Form a New Company

The new Hydromat-RE Inc. will specialize in the refurbishing, re-tooling, and selling of Legacy Hydromat rotary transfer machines.

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Hydromat Inc. and The Motch & Eichele Co. has created a third entity, Hydromat-RE Inc. This new company will specialize in the refurbishing, re-tooling, and selling of Legacy Hydromat rotary transfer machines. Legacy-style machines are the original hydraulically controlled machines that Hydromat Inc. started to import into the United States during the 1970s. Both Motch and Eichele and Hydromat Inc. are contributing intellectual property, R&D assets, engineering capabilities, and other resources to Hydromat-RE.

Most Legacy Hydromat machines are still in service in some capacity, so the marketplace is always in need of re-build and re-tool services. Hydromat-RE will provide everything from used or reconditioned parts, all equipment needed for a manufacturer’s re-tool and full rebuild turnkey machines for selected projects. Brokering of used machine sales will also be a service Hydromat-RE staff members will offer.

Willie Eichele, an experienced business leader with more than 30 years of experience in the rotary transfer industry, has been appointed Hydromat-RE’s president. "I'm very excited about the possibilities that we can realize through our new Legacy rotary transfer company," Mr. Eichele says. “We aim to develop novel approaches and technologies at our one-stop shop to help improve the solutions our customers require.” To this end, the company, which has deep expertise in the Legacy machine technologies, will offer used machines, re-builds and re-tools of customer’s existing machines, component repair and testing, new Legacy parts at competitive prices, durable tooling packages, and machine installation and training supported with factory documentation. Adding to the depth of the organization is the addition of Russell B. Diemer for the position of technical sales director. “We are very lucky, Russell brings decades of end-user Hydromat experience to our organization,” Mr. Eichele says. “His knowledge will be a great benefit to our customers.” 

One goal of Hydromat-RE is to develop new technologies in partnership with Hydromat Inc. and Motch & Eichele to advance the Legacy machine user’s capabilities. With products such as the Epic RS & Epic SS packages, Hydromat-RE will add CNC technology to existing Legacy machines. “My goals and objectives all revolve around finding new ways to increase our customer’s competitiveness by supplying them quality Hydromat Legacy machines and related services,” Mr. Eichele says.

“Our name speaks for itself. We are a group dedicated to action and to making a difference in how the precision rotary transfer aftermarket is supported and advanced,” says Matthias Walter, Exec. V.P. and CSO, Hydromat Inc. “By maximizing the distinct capabilities of these two market-leading companies, Hydromat-RE is able to access 40 years of expertise to deliver innovation at economical pricing.”

Hydromat-RE’s location has been established in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, home of the Motch & Eichele Co.