UNION GROVE, N.C. - European bandsaw producer Metamob has launched a new venture in North America with the annoucement of an exclusive distribution agreement with Union Grove Saw & Knife.
 
Under the terms of this agreement, Union Grove will now handle all sales and service of bandsaw blades produced by Metamob in the U.S. Metamob will stock an inventory of commonly used sizes at Union Grove for prompt delivery to the local markets. Future plans call for the production of bandsaw blades in North Carolina under the newly formed partnership. Union Grove will be exhibiting at IWF 2016 in Booth 7791.
 
To further support its expansion into North America, Metamob is moving, in the fall of 2016, into a new production facility and will significantly increase capacity. New equipment is being installed and additional factory automation is being implemented. These advancements will allow it to maintain competitive prices and reasonable delivery times. Long-term plans are to manufacture in the U.S.
 
Istvan Hutton co-founded Metamob in 1994 to meet demand for woodworking tools in their local markets. In 1997 the company started producing various configurations of extremely high quality bandsaw and frame saw blades at compeitive prices. Professional sharpening services followed in the same year. Today production is extremely focused on the niche market of wide and narrow bandsaw blades for the sawmill industry.
 
In May 2007, METAMOB obtained the quality management certificate according to ISO 9001 and in 2010 received ISO 14001 certification. The company maintains a continuous process of research and innovation to offer the best possible products while working diligently to establish long-term partnering relationships. The company claims to make the professional development of customers and employees one of their most important business goals.
 
Hutton states, "We take a lot of pride as a company  in the fact that that we have a unique ability to discern customer needs and provide a customized solution for the specific application at a compeitive price and timely manner. The company has developed special software applications in-house that enable the engineering department to optimize bandsaw blades for exact machinery and cutting parameters. All blade designs are completed using CAD and further produced on CNC equipment produced by Iseli in Switzerland."
 
Metamob has the largest installed base of Iseli machines. Products are wet ground with exacting tolerances on this highly specialized equipment. "To  complement this production a CNC setting machine was developed in house for  spring set tooth products to a precision of +/-0.01 mm which contributes to a better surface  finish in the cutting process," Hutton added.
 
"Customers of Metamob can expect to receive excellent cutting results from blades fully optimized for the specifc operation and machinery being used. In addition, they have a flexible production system which enables prompt delivery of specials," says Hutton. "This, in conjunction with the inventory of standard sizes warehoused at the Union Grove, NC, facility, allow us to now be perfectly positioned for the North American markets."
 

To further support their expansion into North America, Metamob is moving, in the fall of 2016, into a new production facility and will significantly increase capacity. New equipment is being installed and additional factory automation is being implemented. These advancements will allow it to maintain competitive prices and reasonable delivery times. Long-term plans are to manufacture in the U.S.

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