SCHOLPFLACH, GERMANY -Homag AG, represented in the United States by Stiles Machinery Inc

. of Grand Rapids, MI, celebrating its 50th anniversary.

From modest beginnings, the two company founders Gerhard Schuler and Eugen Hornberger developed what was to become one of the world’s leading woodworking machinery manufacturing groups. Homag estimates that its world market share is 25 percent. The company employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide.

The company lays claim to inventing the edgebanding machine using the hot-cold technique. The machine attracted global interest, inducing Homag to reach out to international markets. Today, Homag said it has no fewer than 22 of its own sales and service companies and around 60 exclusive sales partners around the world.

Read Homag's press release.

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