MODIG MACHINE TOOL US INC. announces distribution agreement with EMEC

Modig Machine Tool US Inc. (Chicago) and EMEC Machine Tools, Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) have executed a multi-year distribution agreement. EMEC will assume exclusive end user distribution of the full Modig product line in Eastern Canada as well as providing installation and warranty services for customers in this area.

Modig US President David J. Waldron said “EMEC and Modig are both known for quick response and professional services. Modig’s innovative technology, optimized for the aircraft industry, is recognized for dramatic reduction in production time, leading to lower manufacturing costs. Founded in 1948 and focusing on the aircraft industry since 1988, Modig has continuously enhanced its reputation through its HHV extrusion mill and six-axis FlexiMill. Coupled with EMEC’s solid reputation built over twenty years of providing highest quality products and support, we can now bring an outstanding value proposition to our Canadian customer base.”

Bill Mara, President of EMEC added “Modig builds some of the finest machining tools we’ve seen. Our mutual ability to address customer challenges in component manufacturing for aluminum and composites is key to contributing to customers’ success. Modig’s approach of building long term relationships mirrors ours and I am confident our customers will enthusiastically welcome this extensive addition to the products we represent.”

Contact David J. Waldron at david.waldron@modig.se or Bill Mara at bill.mara@emecmt.com
Modig Machine Tool US Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Modig Machine Tool Sweden. www.modig.se
EMEC Machine Tools, Inc. www.emecmt.com

 

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Gosiger Inc. Named Exclusive Distributor For 11 States By Modig Machine Tool US Inc.

Chicago, IL & Dayton, OH. – Modig Machine Tool US Inc. and Gosiger Inc. have signed a multi-year agreement making Gosiger the exclusive distributor for the full range of Modig products and solutions to end users in 11 states. In this role Gosiger will sell, install, service and support customers in California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.

According to Modig US President David J. Waldron, “Gosiger and Modig are both family owned and managed businesses, each with a rich tradition of partnering with and building deep relationships with customers. Gosiger is renowned for aligning itself with the most innovative forces in manufacturing technology and we at Modig are delighted to have Gosiger represent us throughout these territories.”

“Modig’s innovative technology, optimized for the aircraft industry, is recognized for the high quality of production coupled with dramatic reductions in component manufacture time, resulting in lower unit costs and significantly improved margins. Founded in 1948 and focusing on the aircraft industry since 1988, Modig has continuously enhanced its reputation through its HHV extrusion mill and six-axis FlexiMill.”

A Gosiger spokesperson commented, “Modig’s products are an excellent fit with Gosiger’s portfolio of high quality, precision manufacturing machines and accessories. We look forward to this opportunity to offer our customers these exceptional Modig products backed by Gosiger’s commitment to outstanding customer service and support.”

Chicago based Modig Machine Tool US Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Modig Machine Tool Sweden. Contact David J. Waldron. E: david.waldron@modig.se P: 410-375-4160 www.modig.se
Headquartered in Dayton OH, machine tool distributor and factory automation integrator Gosiger, Inc. brings over 90 years of machine tool experience, a team of applications experts, plus unmatched technical service and customer support to help customers find the best solutions for any manufacturing challenge. Contact Mike Williams E: mike.williams@gosiger.com P: 937-228-5174 www.Gosiger.com

IMTS 2014: Modig Machine Tool—The Most Respected Machine Tool Builders You’ve Never Heard Of

They’re quietly walking through the aisles of IMTS 2014, taking a few meetings and looking at the technology—but if you passed them, you wouldn’t know who they are. They’re David Modig, the third-generation president of Modig Machine Tool Sweden, and David Waldron, president of the newly established Modig Machine Tool US. And just as they go unrecognized among the thousands at the Chicago show, so too is Modig Machine Tool unknown by most manufacturers in this country.

Not so in Europe, where Modig is widely known as the 70-year-old company that first invented—that’s right, they were first—high-speed machining. And not so among aerospace OEMs worldwide: They received Boeing’s “Outstanding Performance Award” in 1997 and count Airbus, SAAB, Embraer, Gulfstream, Bombardier, Spirit AVIC, Cessna and Sikorsky as well as Boeing as regular customers. And with the establishment this year of a US outpost, not for much longer here, either.

At IMTS, David Modig told me about growing up with machine tool drawings on the dining table and stories of solving customer problems told at night. Modig’s FlexiMill is a stand-alone six-axis milling machine center fitted with a horizontal spindle Introduced in 2013, it’s designed to address a wide variety of aero industry needs, from complex aluminium or composite frames and body panels to floor beams and bulkheads.Modig Machine Tool was founded in Virserum, Sweden, in 1948 by six brothers, including David’s grandfather. The company first got a taste of the A&D market in 1962, when it won an order from Sweden’s army for 170 lathes for making rifles. In 1982, under the leadership of David’s father, the company became one of the first to implement an NC system onto a machine—“it was a simple machine, three-axis with manual tool changer, and we really didn’t know what to expect,” David said, but it got them successfully out of the manual world.

Groundbreaking innovation and some disappointment came about in 1987, when they were the first company in the world to produce a high-speed machining center. “We were the inventor of high-speed machining, and this is what we are famous for in Europe,” David noted. “Everybody [there] knows about that. We had a 40-taper spindle running at 15,000 rpm. With higher rpm you can have a higher feed rate—and this became the template for all high-speed machining.”

One would think the industry would have stampeded to this game-changing innovation, but that’s not what happened. “We had a hard time selling the machine because nobody could believe it was possible. Even when we showed that the machine could make a part five times faster, customers were hesitant and wondered ‘is this for real?’ And it was not until Matsuura in Japan made their own high-speed machining center that widespread acceptance happened.” One company offering something so different could be a fluke; two, on opposite sides of the world, make it the start of a real trend. “But when you’re first with something it can be difficult to get it out there,” he noted.

In 1989, just as the company was feeling pressure from Japan-based competitors such as Mazak and Makino and looking to change course, it was contacted by a supplier to the military, David said. “We were asked if we would be able to make a special machine for the aircraft industry.” The answer was, of course, ‘yes,’ and the aerospace industry has been their primary market ever since. It’s in that sphere that they are known today as great innovators, problem-solvers and partners for aircraft manufacture.

Although they continue to do a large, steady business with aero OEMS and top-tier builders, they recognize that they’re not well known by the rest of the supply chain, particularly here in the US: They’re the most respected and well-known machine tool builder that you’ve never heard of. So they’re establishing Modig Machine Tool US in order to remedy that. David Modig and David Waldron may be able to stroll the floors of McCormick anonymously this year, but by IMTS 2016, it’s quite likely that crowds of interested people will be coming to talk to them.

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MODIG MACHINE TOOL US Inc. announces distribution agreement with Hartwig

Modig Machine Tool US Inc. (Chicago) and Hartwig, Inc. (St. Louis) have executed a multi-year distribution agreement. Hartwig will assume exclusive end user distribution of the full Modig product line in 15 statesas well as providing installation and warranty services for customers in these areas. The states supported are Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Modig US President David J. Waldron said “Hartwig and Modig are well suited. Modig’s innovative technology, optimized for the aircraft industry, is recognized for dramatic reduction in production time, leading to lower manufacturing costs. Founded in 1948 and focusing on the aircraft industry since 1988, Modig has continuously enhanced its reputation through its HHV extrusion mill and six-axis FlexiMill. Hartwig’s stellar reputation as a front-line distributor in the machine tools sector and for outstanding afterthe sale service completes our value proposition.”        

Geoff Hartwig, President of Hartwig, Inc. added “The forecast for the Aerospace industry along with Modig’s ability to quickly customize its equipment for specific customer applications and needs gives us a very complete go-to-market strategy. Our mutual ability to continue to improve upon all levels of component manufacturing for aluminum and composite materials will set us apart and give our customers an added advantage for the foreseeable future.”

Contact David J. Waldron at david.waldron@modig.se  or Dale Jarvis at dale.jarvis@hartwiginc.com.

Modig Machine Tool US Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Modig Machine Tool Sweden.
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MODIG launches US subsidiary to propel sales in North America

Modig Machine Tool Sweden announces the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, Modig Machine Tool US Inc. The 70 year old family owned parent company is one of the world’s leading producers of high speed machining centers, awarded for excellence by manufacturers of specialized aircraft components.  David Modig, Modig’s President said “Modig means innovation.  Our HHV extrusion mill has dramatically reduced production times.  FlexiMill, a six axis machining center, addresses a wide variety of aircraft industry needs from complex aluminum or composite frames and body panels to floor beams and bulkheads.  We have been working with aircraft manufacturers in North America for many years;  now with the launch of our North America operation we will dramatically increase our activities throughout the United States.”

Modig Machine Tool US Inc. President David J. Waldron added “FlexiMill is ideally suited to either a dedicated machine shop or a general assembly area.  Customers can achieve zero defects and shortened production times, leading to lower manufacturing costs.  Operating FlexiMill simply means increased margins for our customers.  We are excited to make our technology and business solutions more widely available across North America”.

Contact David J. Waldron at david.waldron@modig.se

Modig Machine Tool signs a Strategic Marketing Agreement with ICAM

Modig Machine Tool signs a Strategic Marketing Agreemet with ICAMWe are thrilled to announce that Modig Machine Tool Sweden has entered into a Strategic Marketing Agreement with ICAM Technologies Corpooration.

This partnership is a mutually beneficial relationship for both Modig and ICAM, along with all its present and future clients. This advantage grants customers not only an integration of factory tested and proven post-processors, but also machine simulators for Modig’s full line of machine tools for single CAM or multi-CAM manufacturing environments. Furthermore, this agreement provides ICAM access to Modig’s proprietary machine and controller information.

ICAM’s Corporate Headquarters is located in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada. The company was founded in 1971 providing specialized NC post-processor development and consulting services to the aerospace industry.

For 40 years, ICAM Technologies Corporation has been providing aerospace automotive, medical 6 heavy equipment organizations with advanced NC post-processing solutions that have enabled them to increase productivity & achieve greater manufacturing performance and precision.

ICAM’s mission is to always remain the most respected developer and supplier of NC post-processing solutions in the advanced industrial software market. Modig’s mission is to never give up its title of being one of the world’s leading companies within high speed machining technology and specialized in aircraft production equipment. The joint mission is to rise above it all and achieve things that no one had even dreamed about! For both of us, impossible is synonymous for challenge and an opportunity to develop new solutions.

For more information about ICAM Technologies Corporation, please visit: www.icam.com.

Job advertisement: Electrician at Modig Machine Tool

Offered job position: Electrician
Date of advertisement recruitment: 2014/04/03
Deadline for submission of documents: 2014/06/03

Required education:

  • trade school; or
  • professional apprenticeship; or
  • relevant experience and on the job training.

Requirements associated to the position:

1) professional experience:

  • experience in EPLAN software.

2) personality predispositions:

  • systematic;
  • accurate;
  • conscientious;
  • committed;
  • responsible;
  • ability to work under pressure.

3) professional skills:

  • machine electricity;
  • read electrical drawings;
  • knowledge about safely handling electricity and installation of electrical components;
  • familiar with the operation of electronics and various electrical tools;
  • ability to organize their own work;
  • ability to handle both simple tasks and complex assignments.

4) languages:

  • English on communicative level.

Scope of tasks:

Core responsibilities:

  • installation, operation and maintenance of electrical systems, which include wiring, circuit boards and electronics;
  • installing complex electrical equipment

Remarks

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail at magdalena@modig.se or by fax at: +46 495-496 60.

Job advertisement: Application Engineer at Modig Machine Tool

Offered job position: Application Engineer
Date of advertisement recruitment: 2014/04/03
Deadline for submission of documents: 2014/06/03

Required education:
– bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer or information technology; or
– associate’s degree; or
– relevant experience and on the job training.

The ideal candidate possesses a university degree in a related discipline or equivalent combination and work experience.

Requirements associated to the position:

1) professional experience:

  • experience in machining;
  • basic experience in programming.

2) personality predispositions:

  • systematic;
  • accurate;
  • conscientious;
  • committed;
  • responsible;
  • ability to work under pressure.

3) professional skills:

  • computer operations;
  • CNC knowledge;
  • PLC knowledge;
  • ability to analyze and synthesize information;
  • ability to organize their own work;
  • independent but also w good team worker;
  • needs to up-to-date on the software field;
  • ability to handle both simple tasks and complex assignments.

4) languages:

  • English on communicative level;

Scope of tasks:

Core responsibilities:

  • PLC development;
  • uploading software into machines;
  • testing technological products;
  • answering questions and confirming technical functionality, specifications, standards and changes of technical products, to both coworkers and customers;
  • providing telephone and e-mail technical support to Modig customers;
  • training customers of software operation uploaded into machine;
  • providing onsite consulting.

Remarks:

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail at magdalena@modig.se or by fax at: +46 495-496 60.

10 years of delivery on time

Modig Machine Tool is proud to announce that we keep our delivery dates. The beginning of 2014 marks 10 years without a single missed delivery date and we are now looking forward to continuing to deliver on time to our satisfied customers.

Modig Machine Tool – Specialized in aircraft production equipment.