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German based Company Officially Joins Hardinge’s Machine Tools Portfolio
ELMIRA, NY (October, 2021) – Hardinge Inc. recently completed the acquisition of world leading German manufacturer Weisser. The St. Georgen, Germany based company, with its brands and business entities, officially joined Hardinge on October 8, 2021. Hardinge previously announced an agreement on July 20, 2021, to acquire Weisser.
The Weisser divisions acquired include J.G. WEISSER SÖHNE GmbH & Co. KG, Machine tool company and Weisser Präzisionstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, precision laser welding and cutting machines.
Hardinge CEO, Ryan Levenson commented “acquiring Weisser strengthens our commitment to provide high-precision and innovative solutions to our customers. The Weisser product line expands Hardinge’s high production capability suitable for many leading industries including automotive, aerospace, energy, semiconductor, defense and more.”
Weisser, a world-class manufacturer and turnkey solution provider of high precision, multifunctional turning and automation solutions, is known for high volume installations globally. Those solutions require a high degree of process control, reduction of machining operations and throughput times, and substitution of complex machining processes which combine to maximize part quality and process reliability.
Weisser joins a lineup of iconic machine tool brands operating within Hardinge’s portfolio which includes Hardinge, Bridgeport, Kellenberger, Hauser, Voumard, Usach, Tschudin, Jones & Shipman, Forkardt, Buck and OTW.
The addition of Weisser’s products into Hardinge’s already diverse portfolio of turning, milling, grinding, honing and workholding solutions gives Hardinge one of the most complete product offerings in the machine tool industry. Whether customers seek a simple job shop style solution or a fully integrated custom designed and built automated cell, Hardinge has an offering suitable for to the specifications of the job.
Hardinge looks forward to leveraging its global platform to expand the reach of Weisser across its North America, Europe, and Asia regions.
“Our current and future customers will be excited to learn about the innovative technology Weisser brings to our portfolio. When you couple the portfolio with our extensive service and aftermarket network, we are confident that Hardinge can support any company, large or small” said Levenson.
More information about Weisser can be found on the company website, www.weisser-web.com.
About Hardinge Inc.
Hardinge, Inc. is the trusted global provider of high precision, computer-controlled machine tool solutions for critical, hard-to-machine metal parts and advanced workholding accessories. With over 125 years of experience, Hardinge offers the largest variety of metal-cutting turning machines, grinding machines, machining centers, collets, chucks, index fixtures, repair parts, standard and specialty workholding devices, and other machine tool accessories. Hardinge’s solutions can be found in a broad base of industries including aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, consumer products, defense, energy, medical, technology, and transportation. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes machine tools in over 65 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information about Hardinge, please visit us at www.hardinge.com .
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