GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Stiles Machinery Inc. is putting together a "tribute tour" this fall to honor Homag's 50th anniversary.
 
The two company founders Gerhard Schuler and Eugen Hornberger developed what was to become the world’s leading woodworking machinery manufacturing group with an estimated world market share of 25 per cent and a workforce of over 5,000.

Homag takes credit for innovative inventions such as the first edgebanding machine using the hot-cold technique. The success of that product encouraged Homag to expand internationally. As early as the seventies, the company started to develop a network of sales and service companies along with exclusive sales partners in important regions worldwide. Today the Homag Group has grown to include more than 22 sales and service companies and 60 exclusive sales partners around the world.

On average, 80 percent of the company’s turnover is generated abroad, with its machines and plants now exported to 100 countries.

Stiles Machinery, which has been a supplier of the Homag Group since1980, plans to host a commemorative 50th anniversary Homag technology tour. The tour will depart from U.S. gateways on Saturday, Sept. 25 for a week-long tour of German manufacturing facilities. The tour will conclude with a celebration of Homag’s anniversary at its corporate headquarters in the Black Forest region.

For more information and to regsiter, click here or contact Stephan Waltman at (616) 698-7500 or e-mail swaltman@stilesmachinery.com.

Read Stiles Machinery's press release.

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