Mergers & Acquisitions

Original Press Release

Makino Expands SST Consumables Business in Merger with Global EDM Supplies

Press release date: Feb 01, 2017

Merger provides enhanced customer support, broader geographic presence and greater product diversity to SST

MASON, Ohio – February 1, 2017 – Makino Inc. is pleased to announce its merger with EDM consumables supplier Global EDM Supplies. The merger is expected to expand the company’s SST Consumables business, providing customers with broader geographic reach, greater product diversity and increased accessibility to experienced technical services and support.

“We are very pleased to continue our growth in the consumables business through the merger of Global EDM Supplies,” said Don Lane, CEO of Makino Inc. “We look forward to better serving our customers through the addition of Global’s skilled and experienced personnel, geographic presence and product portfolio.”

Headquartered in Mason, Ohio, Global EDM Supplies is a leading supplier of top-quality EDM technologies and turnkey application solutions. Its EDM consumables catalogue includes more than 3,000 different EDM parts and supplies from leading manufacturers, including wire, filters, wear parts, resin, fluid and lubricants, and electrodes. Since its founding in 1995, Global EDM Supplies has built a reputation for its technical support and customer service across the United States with eight locations across the country.

“We are excited about the prospects for expanding Global’s reach afforded by our merger with Makino,” said Tom Kucharski, President of Global EDM, Inc. “Our unmatched technical and personal service will be further enhanced by the resources of Makino and SST”.

The integration of Global EDM Supplies into SST, is expected to be completed within the first quarter of 2017. With its robust network of engineers, Global and SST are committed to offering fast local support with complete machine repair and maintenance programs. SST and Global support and services are to continue to operate uninterrupted across all regions and locations.

About Makino

A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino is committed to providing high-performance, leading-edge machining technologies and innovative engineered process solutions that enable manufacturers to focus on making what matters. Makino offers a wide range of high-precision metal cutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs. Makino’s flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. Makino’s engineering services offers industry-leading expertise for even the most challenging applications across all industries. For more information, call 1-800-552-3288 or visit makino.com.