HOMAG and Stiles Machinery Execs Talk Acquisition

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/07/2014 10:12AM


Executives from HOMAG Group and Stiles Machinery met exclusively with Woodworking Network to discuss the opportunities and synergies of the two companies following the news on February 3 that HOMAG acquired Stiles. 

The interview was held at Stiles Machinery’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI. On hand for the interview were HOMAG Group Chief Strategy Officer Jürgen Köppel, new Stiles Machinery President and Homag Canada President Christian Vollmers, and Peter Kleinschmidt, former Stiles Machinery president and newly-named Stiles supervisory board member.

Stiles Machinery sells and services a wide range of panel processing and solid wood machinery along with systems solutions for U.S.-based manufacturers in all aspects of woodworking, including: cabinetry, residential furniture, contract furniture, architectural woodwork, wood components and storage solutions.


About the Author

Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory (RedBookOnline.com). She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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