ONA Opens Technical Center In Chicago Area

June 2006. ONA Electro-Erosion, S.A., Durango, Spain announces the opening of its new North American facility, ONA EDM USA in Addison, Illinois. ONA is one of the world's largest producers of wire and sinker EDM (electrical discharge machinery) machines and related products.

The Chicago office will serve as a technical center for customers and dealers. The facility includes applications, service and parts departments. The showroom has both wire and sinker machines that will be used to perform customer demonstrations, test cuts and training. With its central U.S. location near Chicago airports the new office is convenient for all present and prospective ONA customers.

Joseph (Joe) A. Ballek, a Chicago native was hired as President of this new facility. Reporting directly to Mikel Maiztegi in Spain, Ballek brings many years of technical expertise in EDM to his new position. Ballek is taking over all ONA operations in the U.S. and is responsible for coordinating the sales efforts of the U.S. dealer and distributor network as well as managing the applications, service and support groups.

As recently stated by Ballek, "As the newest corporate office in the ONA network we look forward to assisting our customers from this location. Opening this fully staffed facility confirms ONA's commitment to both its present and future customers. We look forward to seeing many customers this year at IMTS in September in Chicago, where we will also introduce a new series of EDM machines."

For additional information contact:

Joseph (Joe) Ballek, President
Suite K
1433 West Fullerton Ave.
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: 630-268-1635
Fax: 630-268-2656

Web: www.onaedm.com
E-mail: info@onaedm.com

ONA EDM USA is a subsidiary of ONA Electro-Erosion, S.A. Durango, Spain. Founded in Spain in 1952, ONA was the first EDM manufacturer in Europe. A producer of large-scale EDM Machinery, ONA has over 12,000 machines installed worldwide. Servicing its installed base with highly trained engineers and technicians, ONA provides manufacturing solutions and after market support. Its success is directly attributed to its ongoing reinvestment in research and development, continually updating the technology and performance of ONA products.

For additional information, contact agency:
Mr. Jim Kelly
1655 N. Arlington Heights Rd #101W
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Fax: 847-253-3966
Email: jkelly@glidden-boyles.com

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