Steinemann & Stiles Machinery form strategic partnership
Effective immediately, Stiles Machinery will sell and support Steinemann sanding technology in the United States and Canada.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich./ ST. GALLEN, Switzerland – Sanding specialist Steinemann Technology AG has formed a strategic partnership with Stiles Machinery.

Effective immediately, Stiles is responsible for the sales, service and support of all Steinemann technology in the United States and Canada. According to a statement by the companies, Steinemann USA personnel will join the Stiles team and sales and service will be uninterrupted as both companies continue to expand their opportunities, including in the composite panel industry and the growing cross laminated timber (CLT) and mass timber industry in North America.

Former president of Steinemann Technology USA, Dan Murphy, has joined Stiles and is now the regional director for Stiles’ Great Lakes Region.

“The sales of Steinemann products, service, and support in the North American market is both important and essential for us. With Stiles as North America’s market leader for solutions in wood processing, we have found the perfect partner for USA and Canada," said Christof Stürm, CEO of Steinemann Technology AG. "We are also excited that with Stiles, we will continue to enhance our product offering in both the CLT and mass timber industry, as well as the composite panel industry.”

Russ Suor, executive vice president of Stiles, noted, “Our ongoing partnerships with our technology providers and customers are why we are able to provide continued opportunities to help grow our industries and customers with the latest technologies and visions. These partnerships have always been an integral part of our success. We are excited to be joining forces with Steinemann and together become an even more essential part of the composite panel, CLT and mass timber industries,”

Founded more than 50 years ago, Stiles Machinery is North America’s largest supplier of woodworking machinery and provides a total production solutions approach by also offering equipment integration, project management, financial services, education, service and parts. Headquartered in Grand Rapids Michigan, Stiles also has regional offices in High Point, North Carolina; Bristol, Pennsylvania; Coppell, Texas; and Rancho Cucamonga, California. The company is a member of the HOMAG Group,

Founded in 1917 with headquarters in Switzerland and subsidiaries in Malaysia and China, Steinemann is a leading manufacturer of wide belt sanding machines for the panel industry.


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