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Stiles is looking forward to have a growing 2016

 Wednesday, June 8, 2016

stiles 1Stiles Machinery looks ahead to continued growth and expansion in 2016.


Stiles Machinery’s President, Mr. Christian Vollmers, was quoted in 2014 that “we will grow yet again”.  It seems that his prediction was accurate for 2015 and will be true again in 2016.


Despite many industry and political headwinds, Stiles Machinery, Inc. had its best performance in the history of the company in 2015.  On the heels of many well expected changes in 2015 the prospect for record top line and bottom line results seem obtainable for 2016.

The marketplace for equipment sales is currently very robust and all expectations remain positive despite the distractions from unrest in the world and a dramatic political spectacle in the U.S.


“Our strategies are in place to offer maximum support to our current and future customers” reports Mr. Vollmer.


The prospects are high for a very active IWF 2016, the largest trade show in North America that caters to the woodworking and plastics industries.  Stiles Machinery has expanded their booth from the show in 2014 to nearly 26,000 sq. ft. and plans to exhibit over 50 lines of machinery. “The goal this year is to provide our guests a comprehensive experience of all of Stiles Machinery’s many attributes” explains Chris Dolbow, IWF Show Chairman at Stiles. Mr. Dolbow explains that the booth facilities are all new and improved to offer the show attendee choices on how they would like to experience their visit to the Stiles’ booth.  Improved sight lines, graphics, hospitality experience, machine presentation, and advanced digital interaction are all hallmarks of Stiles’ vastly enhanced presentation at IWF 2016.



Leverage greater accuracy, cost-effectiveness, flexibility and work cell intelligence to gain added efficiency in your manufacturing process.  Stiles is excited to introduce the next step in batch size one production – combining the new HOLZMA HPS 320 flexTec automatic single line cutting system with Industry 4.0 to offer a fully-automated Batch Size One Work Cell geared towards eliminating human handling and ensuring consistent and repeated production rate and sequence.



Increase capabilities in high production manufacturing by leveraging 5axis technology to combine production flexibility and speed.  Stiles is proud to introduce the new WEEKE Venture 115 5-Axis CNC machining center with revolutionary compact technology and 360° of additional freedom.



For manufacturers producing door and furniture tops with changing sizes and shapes of parts, Stiles will be demonstrating the Wemhöner Variopress’ Basic 1000 Plus Membrane Press which eliminates the need for fixture boards and provides speed and efficiency for medium to high production.


The VENJAKOB Perfect SPRAY will be demonstrating its unique design to minimize color changeover time while maximizing transfer efficiency – along with new curing technology of the VARIO DRY OVEN to replace complex, unreliable multi-chamber vertical ovens.



For furniture and fixture manufacturers seeking the finest in precision and accuracy, Stiles will be demonstrating how to employ seamless adhesion by reactivating the function layer on the edging material with HOMAG Group’s innovative airTec zero edge technology.



Manufacturers of architectural products, millwork and flooring will be excited to experience Stiles will be running live demonstrations on the SYSTEM TM 5000 Crosscut Saw, featuring MICROTEC’s safer and more effective scanning optimization technology to detect defects in wood.


In 2015 Stiles Machinery celebrated their 50th anniversary with the slogan “We’re Just Getting Started” and by all accounts, it couldn’t have been a better prediction.  New people, new skills, new models, and a new commitment to customer service all underscore the truth behind the optimism.

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