GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Stiles Machinery, Inc. has announced that six of the best-known woodworking machinery brands will unite under a single name in May.

The Brandt, Butfering, Friz, Holzma, Homag Automation, and Weeke brands will come together under the Homag name.

The Homag name will be attached to panel saws, a wider range of CNC machining centers, a complete line of edgebanders, profile wrappers, automation technology, and widebelt sanders.

This new united strategy combines the development teams into one united unit, enabling Homag to bring new, innovating systems to the market much faster. The synergy created will allow the machinery manufacturer to push invention and improvements more quickly.

Stiles Machinery is supporting Homag in this new approach. Stiles will continue to provide equipment and software, consulting, education, service and support to its woodworking customers in North America.

“The Stiles name and brand promise remain the same as we continue to provide total production solutions that help our customers succeed,” said Chris Dolbow, director of marketing for Stiles. “Backed by the global scale of Homag, our promise to customers is unchanged.”

Stiles customers can expect to see the new lines of Homag machinery starting at AWFS 2017, where Stiles will offer hands-on demonstrations of technology and support services.  Visit Stiles at


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