February 2010 News

Makino in MexicoMakino has opened an international technology center located in Querétaro, Mexico.

Makino in Mexico

Makino has opened an international technology center located in Querétaro, Mexico. The center offers machine tool and part sales, local service, training and technology support and application engineering services.

The technology center oversees sales of the company’s line of machine tools and service support. The new technology center connects Mexico-based manufacturers with the applications expertise and high performance machine tool technologies needed to compete globally, the company says.

Local engineering services available at the facility consist of application engineering, global operation support and project management capabilities. Mexico training services include Spanish language training with local expert engineers, interactive classes, seminars, technical demonstrations and Spanish webinars. Contact the company by visiting makino.com.

New National Sales Manager

Rem Sales, exclusive North American importer of Tsugami Swiss-type automatic lathes, has appointed Scott Anthony as national sales manager. Mr. Anthony has more than 20 years experience in technical sales and marketing management. He has a thorough understanding of the selling process through a national distribution network, with a strong emphasis on customer care, the company says.

Mr. Anthony held various sales and sales management positions at Gerber Scientific, Naiad Marine and Magnatech LLC, all manufacturers of motion control systems. Contact the company at (860) 687-3450.

Sales Executive Focuses on Customer Service

Cincinnati-based Nolte Precise Manufacturing, a provider of custom machined components, has hired Matthew Jackson as its new sales executive. Mr. Jackson will build and strengthen relationships with Nolte’s manufacturing customers to provide excellent customer service and meet their component part needs.

Prior to joining Nolte, Mr. Jackson served as a division president for a manufacturing conglomerate in Mason, Ohio. He has also worked in new business development and as a sales representative. He has more than 26 years of sales management experience, as well as training and a background in lean manufacturing, project management, new product implementation and strategic planning. Contact the company by visiting nolteprecise.com.

New Managing Director

Siegfried Knüpfer was appointed as managing director of Walter Maschinenbau GmbH, Tübingen, Germany. Mr. Knüpfer has studied economics at the University Karlsruhe and obtained a diploma as an industrial engineer. Before joining Walter Maschinenbau, he was managing director CFO with Boehringer Maschinenbaugruppe and in the position as managing director CEO (chairman) with Vollmer Werke GmbH. Contact Walter USA at (800) 945-5554.

Joint Venture Dissolution

GE and Fanuc Ltd. have completed their agreement to dissolve the GE Fanuc automation corporation joint venture. This agreement reverts the respective portions of the joint venture back to the parent company and allows each company to focus on its existing businesses and pursue growth in its respective core industry of expertise. The two companies will now operate independently as GE Intelligent Platforms and Fanuc LTD.

Fanuc Honorary Chairman Dr. Seiuemon Inaba says, “We have achieved many things together, but Fanuc is now looking forward to focusing our efforts on our CNC portfolio and the opportunities unique to our industry that will deliver great benefits to our customers.”

The two companies will continue to work together in a commercial relationship related to GE’s motion control and motor products with no interruption in supply of these components. Contact GE Intelligent Platforms by visiting ge-ip.com.

Reseller Redirects to New Company

To best serve the needs of customers, management for CIM integrators, a reseller for DP Technology, has closed the business in order to redirect its passions to a new company called ESPRIT CAM Center.

“This will allow ESPRIT CAM Center to get the most out of the technical skills that CIM’s employees possess, and they will no longer be spending time working in areas that are not their passions. The new office can be found in Owasso, Okla. Contact the new company at (918) 272-3355.

An Aqueous Acquisition

Jet Edge Inc. has acquired Calypso Waterjet Systems, whose products include waterjet cutting machines, abrasive removal, closed loop water and automatic height sensing systems; nesting software; plastic waterjet cutting bricks; bulk abrasive feeder tanks; and replacement parts for waterjet intensifier pumps, cutting heads, and waterjet tables. Company President Jude Lague says he plans to re-introduce many of Calypso’s products under Calypso’s brand names.

Through its acquisition of Calypso, Jet Edge will be able to make precision waterjet cutting capabilities available to a broader range of customers. Contact the company by visiting jetedge.com.

Partnership Strategy

Hexagon Metrology Inc. and Morris Group Inc. have signed an agreement to form a strategic partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, six key distributor divisions of Morris Group Inc. encompassing ten regional offices and covering 24 states, will become authorized to sell Hexagon Metrology’s dimensional measurement products.
This strategic partnership enhances the abilities of both companies to meet the technologically sophisticated needs of manufacturers competing in the world economy for the production of complex, precision parts. Contact Hexagon Metrology at
hexagonmetrology.us.