From left: David Rothwell (Stiles, Exec. VP),
Peter Kleinschmidt (Stiles, President), Ralf
Spindler  (Burkle), Brent Warren (Burkle),
and Russ Suor  (Stiles, VP).

GRAND RAPIDS, MI –Stiles Machinery Inc. and Bürkle GmbH announce that they will combine forces

to offer manufacturing solutions for the complete range of applications for the woodworking industry.

Headquartered in Freudenstadt, Germany, Bürkle is a leading manufacturer of specialized machinery serving a variety of industries. Stiles Machinery will represent Bürkle’s Surfaces Product Group unit in the United States; veteran Bürkle employee Brent Warren will support Stiles in its sales efforts.

Stiles Machinery President Peter Kleinschmidt said, “This alignment offers our customers a strong product and support team unmatched by any other team in the North American woodworking industry.”

For details about Bürkle products offered by Stiles Machinery in North America, visit For more information, contact Stephan Waltman at (616) 698-7500 or

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