Tornos - Tsugami Alliance

In February, the management of the Tornos headquarters in Switzerland announced an alliance the company forged with Tsugami. Scott Kowalski, president of Tornos U.S., says, “The recent partnership agreements do not apply to the U.S. markets for Tornos or Tsugami.

In February, the management of the Tornos headquarters in Switzerland announced an alliance the company forged with Tsugami. Scott Kowalski, president of Tornos U.S., says, “The recent partnership agreements do not apply to the U.S. markets for Tornos or Tsugami. But the contracts do bring the entry- and mid-level positioned Tsugami together with the mid-level and higher-end positioned Tornos machines overseas in a relationship that will strengthen both companies globally.” Bradley Morris, president of Rem Sales, the North American importer of Tsugami machine tools, says, “Basically, there are two steps to the agreement. In the first contract, Tsugami is building an entry-level, single-spindle machine in China for Tornos to sell in Europe and Asia. In the second, Tsugami is distributing Tornos multi-spindle machines in Asia. Here in North America, Rem Sales will continue to exclusively sell and support Tsugami machines. The two companies and their sales support networks remain independent.” Contact Tornos at (630) 812-2040 and Rem Sales at (860) 685-3450.

Jeffrey H. Traver joined AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology as vice president, business development. He brings more than 22 years of management experience in diversified manufacturing operations, as well as international experience with a major multinational corporation. He will replace Steven Thiry. Contact AMT  at (703) 827-5275.

Mori Seiki will be moving its U.S. headquarters to a larger facility this year. This expansion will accommodate the growth the company’s Chicago offices have experienced since becoming the company’s national headquarters in 2005. The facility will house offices for its national headquarters, the Chicago Technical Center, MTL (Machining Technology Laboratory) and MSU (Mori Seiki University). The building will be located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Contact Mori Seiki by visiting www.moriseiki.com.

De-Sta-Co acquired Industrial Motion Control, LLC. “Their products’ strong brand names and channels combined with early visibility into industrial automation project requirements will pull through additional De-Sta-Co automation products,” says Pat Carroll, president of De-Sta-Co.

Jeff Peterson, president of IMC added, “We are very excited about this new partnership, knowing that De-Sta-Co products are complementary to IMC’s product portfolio. It gives us the opportunities to offer a more comprehensive solution to our customers as they concept and design their industrial automation systems.” Contact De-Sta-Co by visiting www.destaco.com.

The Hurco Canada grand opening ceremony was held in November last year at the new Mississauga, Ontario, location. Key company executives from the worldwide headquarters in the U.S. attended the ceremony. Several Hurco machines were on display as well. Contact Hurco by visiting www.hurco.com.

Haller International Technologies Inc. closed on its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Acro-Feed Industries Inc. and Automatic Tooling Corporation. Haller is wholly owned by Dennis A. Haller, the former president of Acro-Feed and Automatic Tooling Corporation. “We are very confident that Haller will be able to build upon the strong customer base and supplier relationships that Acro-Feed Industries and Automatic Tooling Corporation have developed over their many years of business. We will continue to operate the business at its present location in Detroit, Michigan, as we will continue to maintain the well-respected trade names of Acro-Feed Industries Inc. and Automatic Tooling Corporation.” Contact Haller International Technologies at (313) 821-0809.

Blum LMT opens a Canadian office in Toronto, Ontario, providing sales, service and support of Blum laser tool measurement and probing systems. David Tandori will be running the office as regional sales manager. Contact Blum LMT by visiting www.blumlmt.com.

Marposs S.p.A. acquired Kern S.A.S., a supplier of high-precision mechanical gages and assemblies located in Chelles, France. The purchase of Kern follows the recent acquisition of Control Gaging Inc. as well as the 2006 acquisition of Trace, a French manufacturer. Contact Marposs by visiting www.marposs.com