New technology, rebrand and tech tours highlight year for Stiles
December 17, 2018 | 4:06 pm UTC

KENTWOOD, Mich. -- Stiles Machinery marked 2018 with its rebrand and newly designed equipment revealed at this year’s International Woodworking Fair, along with technology tours throughout the United States, Europe, and China.

In May, Stiles revealed a new logo and brand identity designed to communicate their strong commitment to supporting their customers’ success. At this year’s IWF in Atlanta, Stiles revealed Homag’s new line of modern machine designs, complete with advanced software solutions and tapio IoT functionality. This was the first time that North American customers had the opportunity to see these new advancements from Homag in person.

Stiles hosted several global technology tours in 2018 that gave manufacturing professionals and leaders from the opportunity to experience behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most innovative, efficient, and productive manufacturing facilities in the world. Included in this year’s global technology tours were Stiles’ annual European Benchmarking Technology Tour as well as the Global Production Experience, which took attendees into the heart of China’s manufacturing sector.

Stiles European Technology Benchmarking Tour offered participants the opportunity to benchmark their own operations against global leaders in Germany and the Czech Republic, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace and equipping them with valuable knowledge and tools.

The Global Production Experience was an opportunity in which a select group of manufacturing professionals had the chance to experience one of the fastest growing markets for advanced manufacturing technology in the world. Attendees were able to experience China’s production processes first-hand and benchmark their own practices against a global leader in innovation.

In addition to the technology and education provided at a national and global level in 2018, Stiles also offered events through each of their five regional locations to support manufacturers closer to where they live and operate their businesses. See

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