Five woodworking industry production technology firms - Dakota Automation, Eurosoft Inc., IMA America, Inc., Koch Machinery, and Schelling America -  have formed an alliance that will simplify integrating their offerings. The four woodworking technology firms represent a range of CNC wood routing and finishing systems and the software applications for planning jobs and controlling the equipment. "Excelling in today's competitive marketplace requires the absolute best in machinery, software and automation controls," says the consortium. "These components not only have to their job well but they have to work together harmoniously."

With this in mind,
Dakota Automation, Eurosoft Incorporated, IMA America, Inc., Koch Machinery & Schelling America, Corp. say the "Solutions Alliance", will help customers assess and and implement automation goals combining "the best in European machinery" for optimizing  material and information flow; improving production processes; and embracing and implementing lean manufacturing concepts. The group has established a Website,

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