ABOUT US 25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE Absolute Machine Tools, Inc Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. provides advanced metalworking solutions and comprehensive services for Production Machining, Mold/Die machining, and Multitasking, and High-speed Machining and Turning Centers, and Swiss Turnings. Absolute has become a leading importer and distributor of high-performance CNC machine tools, and prides itself on helping machine shops and manufacturing facilities improve their production processes to be more competitive in a tough global environment. We have worked with several of our principal machine tool partners for 20+ years to offer some of the most heavy-duty, high-rigid, high-precision, and productive machines in the industry. We have built our reputation on exemplary applications engineering, service, customer support, comprehensive training, and effective preventive-maintenance programs. Absolute now has offices in Lorain, Ohio; Mason, Ohio; Livonia, Michigan; and Elgin, Illinois.
TIMELINE Absolute Machine Tools, Inc 1988 Steve Ortner and Hayden Wellman form Absolute Digital for selling and servicing digital readouts & accessories for the machining industry. 1990 Started selling CNC machine tools and accessories. Moved to a 2,000 sq. ft. office/showroom in Elyria, OH. 1991 Began doing business as Absolute Machine Tools to better reflect the company’s emphasis on the machinery industry. 1992 Partnered with Roundtop Machinery Industries of Taiwan to supply Johnford machining centers and turning centers to end users in the U.S. and Mexico. Built relationships with several independent distributors to market Absolute Machine Tools product lines. 1993 Corporate name officially changes to Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. 1994 Company expansion calls for a move to an 8,500 sq. ft. office / showroom. 1995 Signed agreement with You Ji Machine Industrial of Taiwan to distribute vertical turning centers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 1996 Distributor network grows to 18. 1997 Began selling for Roundtop (Johnford) Machinery in Ontario, Canada. 1997 In May, Tongtai offered their new model TMV(milling & tapping center) and TNL model lathes to Absolute for representation throughout the U.S. market. The line was being imported by Gomiya under the brand name Galaxy. Eventually Absolute was honored as the exclusive agent for the entire Tongtai product line and began to import the machines under the brand name Topper. 1998 Built 18,000 sq. ft. headquarters with expanded showroom at 7420 Industrial Parkway, Lorain, OH.
TIMELINE Absolute Machine Tools, Inc 2000 Company sales reach record level, up 60% from 1999. After a strong International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), our products gain wider market acceptance and attract more distributors. Distributor base is expanded and strengthened. 2002 Launch of Hi-Net product line by Johnford. These machines were developed to meet the needs of high speed, net shape machining in mold, die and aerospace machining. 2003 Regional Manager appointed to support distribution network in southern and western U.S. 2004 A second Regional Manager is appointed to strengthen the distributor network in the Midwest and Northeast. Exhibited new and improved products at IMTS 2004 trade show, and, as a result, added new distributors. Launched Johnford SL series high speed, high precision CNC turning centers. These machines deliver ultra fast rapid traverse rates, super accurate positioning, and super fine surface finishes. 2005 Company sales increase 50% over 2004 and a new sales record is set, beating the previous record by 30%. A Director of Marketing is hired, along with more application engineers to support the increasing demand for turnkey solutions. Year ends with 24 employees. 2006 Launched Johnford BMC-110 horizontal boring mills. The boring mills are the heaviest in their class, weighing in at 55,000 lb of Meehanite cast iron. The 35 HP mill features a moving column Z axis and a moving table X axis, which deliver maximum rigidity, accuracy, and full support of the table over the complete X axis travel. Company sales increase to a record level, shattering the previous year's record. Year ends with 27 employees.
TIMELINE Absolute Machine Tools, Inc 2007 Absolute signed an agreement with ECOCA Industrial Co., Ltd. of Taiwan to distribute SJ and MT series CNC turning centers in the USA. Ecoca lathes provide excellent value for U.S. manufacturers seeking economical and well-built productivity centers. 2008Company sales soared another 50% from 2007 and sets yet another record. 2009 Absolute acquires exclusive rights to Accutex EDM product line and opens direct sales and services office in Mason, Ohio. Tongtai renews its exclusive contract with Absolute Machine Tools. 2010 Participation at International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) increased awareness and sales of our machine tools, helping to stave off the effects of a global recession. In May, Absolute entered into an exclusive agreement to distribute Quicktech CNCs throughout the U.S. market. Quicktech is known for their super fast, super accurate multi-tasking CNC turning centers. Following a successful showing at IMTS 2010, Tongtai purchased Quicktech, enhancing their product line throughout the world-wide market. 2011 In February, Absolute added a new facility in Livonia, MI to service the state of Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In June, Absolute added a new facility purchasing a 44,000 sq. ft. facility built in 2007 in Mason, OH. The modern technical center features the latest electronic infrastructure, nicely appointed business offices and engineering departments, ample assembly and inventory areas, two large showrooms, QC laboratory, and training center. Officially opened its doors on October 25, 2011 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Oktoberfest Grand Opening Celebration hosting state and local dignitaries. In December, Absolute ended the year with the largest sales volume in the company's history at $56 M. $56M
TIMELINE Absolute Machine Tools, Inc 2012 In March, 40 US distributors of AMT tour the new You Ji factory in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Total sq. ft.of the new modern facility is 188,370. The distributors also toured Johnford, Tong Tai, Quicktech, Ecoca and AccuteX. See picture on the right for You Ji’s new factory. In December, You Ji had its 35th anniversary year and hosted a grand ceremony hosting dealers worldwide. In September, Absolute exhibited 29 machines across 2 booths in the South Hall’s metal cutting pavilion and East Hall’s EDM pavilion. Six new models were introduced. 2012 came to close with record sales of $70 M. Employees reached 55. 2013 In February, Absolute was recognized by Fanuc Robotics as an Authorized Integrator of their robotics products. In April, Absolute signed a multi-year agreement with Precihole Machine Tools, Thane, Maharastra, India to import and distribute deep hole and gun drilling multi-axis machines. In July, Absolute opened a 28,000 sq. ft. technical center in Elgin, Illinois (Chicagoland) to service the Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin manufacturing base. $70M
Absolute Machine Tools, Inc PRODUCT CATEGORY High Speed Machines Double Columns Machining Centers Mill / Drill Centers Turning Centers Vertical Turning Multi-Axis / Small Parts Turning and Milling Bridge Mills 5-axis Gantry Type Mills Machining Centers Multi-axis Lathes Swiss Turning Center Fanuc Robotics Integrator Wire EDMs Die Sinker EDMs EDM Hole Drilling EDM Consumables CNC Deep Hole Drilling
HEADQUARTERS Lorain, Ohio Founded 1988 President: Steve Ortner 18,000 sq. ft. headquarters 58 employees Distributors across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico Absolute Machine Tools, Inc 7420 Industrial Parkway, Lorain, Ohio 44053 (800) 852-7825 1988
MICHIGAN OFFICE & SHOWROOM Livonia, Michigan Opened 2011 General Manager: Denis Tapper 4,700 sq. ft. sales office and showroom A full-service Sales and Service office specifically to support customers in Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Absolute Machine Tools, Inc 38291 Schoolcraft Road, Suite 104, Livonia, Michigan 48150 (734) 744-4030 2011
MASON TECHNICAL CENTER Absolute Machine Tools, Inc Mason, Ohio Opened 2011 President: Steve Ortner 44,000 sq. ft. Technical Center Engineering & Applications Departments 2 Showrooms ( Chip and EDM) EDM Training and Laboratory Department 7944 Innovation Way, Mason, Ohio 45040 (513) 701-5550 Our NEW 40,000+ sq. ft. Technical Center (Off I-71 neighboring Fanuc Robotics) 2011
CHICAGOLAND TECHNICAL CENTER Absolute Machine Tools, Inc Elgin, Illinois Opened 2013 General Manager: Mike Land 28,000 sq. ft. Technical Center Sales, Full-Service, and Applications Department Showroom 2475 Millennium Drive, Elgin, IL 60124-7827 Our new Chicagoland facility is conveniently located off Big Timber and just minutes from Interstate 90. July, 2013
Steve Ortner President Hayden Wellman Vice President David Zunis Service Manager Jason Bartosch Parts Manager Courtney Ortner CMO John J. Small CFO Bruce Cates Regional Manager Tony Wells Regional Manger Denis Tapper GM (Michigan) Mike Land GM (Illinois) Craig Adorni (Applications) Jack Lugas Kris Sterk Parts Specialist Meng-chi Chou Marketing Director Lori Tomblin Accounting Clerk George PrattDale Farkas Ron Gauthier (Michigan) Mike Julien (Illinois) Lee Soukup (Applications) Ray Lawlis Troy Julius Parts Specialist Lynn Gorman (Contr. Copywriter) Jessica Presutto Administrative Assistant (HQ) Dave SchellNick Carlozzi Blaine Tigner (Michigan) Pat Hogan (Illinois) Rob Eckhardt (Applications) Nate Walker Ann Gallagher Administrative Assistant (Mason) Nick Sowards Tom Siegel (Mason) Cameron Perkins (Indiana) Matt Opoka (Illinois) Mike Johnston (Applications) Frank Stanek Jim McGaffin (Precihole) Jim Fink (Mason) Bruno Francescon (Indiana) Randy Peacock (Illinois) Jamie Clary (Mason) Jeff Bonnett Mark Cicchetti (EDM) Pete Intihar (Mason) Stan Allen (Indiana) Mike Barr (Applications, Mason) Matt Farran Danny ShireyRoss Craddock Mike Kristoff Network Admin. Carla Simmons Logistic Director Lisa McAlexander HR Manager Mike Kraft (EDM) John Green (Livonia) Pete Morris Shipping & Receiving Specialist Joe Corsaro Attorney Derek Anderson (EDM) Richard Marshall jr. (Livonia) Joe Dennis (EDM) Richard Marshall sr. (Livonia) Ryan Beane ORGANIZATION CHART Absolute Machine Tools, Inc Sale Service & Applications Parts Accounting HR & Legal IT Marketing EDM division Logistic Administration
DEALER NETWORKS 45 Dealers across the USA and Canada Absolute Machine Tools, Inc Absolute Machine Tools Locations Lorain (HQ) 7420 Industrial Parkway Lorain, OH 44053 800-852-7825 Michigan 38291 Schoolcraft Rd. Ste 104 Livonia, MI 48150 734-744-4030 Mason 7944 Innovation Way Mason, OH 45040 513-313-4172 Chicago 2475 Millennium Drive, Elgin, IL 60124-7827 847-826-5501
PUBLICITY Absolute Machine Tools, Inc Absolute Machine Tools has been featured in many magazines for its innovated engineering capabilities. Modern Machine Shop Magazine Cover Story January, 2013 Customer: American Vulkan, Winter Heaven, FL Machine: You Ji VTL-1600
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PUBLICITY Absolute Machine Tools, Inc Manufacturing Engineering Magazine Cover Story February, 2013 Customer: Rockwell Precision, Houston, TX / Machine: You Ji VTL-1600
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APPLICATION & SERVICES Absolute’s highly trained, applications engineering support and service department has decades of hands-on machining and machine tool service/repair experience. Benefit from our highly trained applications engineering support and service department. · Preventive Maintenance Programs · Comprehensive Training · ISO Certified Inspection Reports · Pitch Error Compensation Reports · Servo Tuning & Backlash Reports · Machine Squaring & Leveling · Accuracy Maps 25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE Absolute Machine Tools, Inc
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS Absolute Machine Tools, Inc EXCELLENT VALUE! EXTENDED SERVICE! PREMIERE PACKAGE! Pull back way covers and clean chips Check for pneumatic leaks and wear Check for proper way lube distribution Change way oil & clean tank up to 2 gallons Change gearbox cooling oil Check and adjust air pressure Check way oil lines for leaks; replace or tighten if necessary Check and adjust backlash Check levelness with.0005” / 12” levels Report of general condition of machine Pull back way covers and clean chips Check for pneumatic leaks and wear Check for proper way lube distribution Change way oil & clean tank up to 2 gallons Change gearbox cooling oil Check and adjust air pressure Check way oil lines for leaks; replace or tighten if necessary Check and adjust backlash Check levelness with.0005” / 12” levels Report of general condition of machine Adjust gibs on X,Y, and Z axes Check spindle run-out and bearing temperature Check machine condition and set backlash with ballbar* Level, tram, and square machine Laser-calibrate machine*; pitch compensate three axes Pull back way covers and clean chips Check for pneumatic leaks and wear Check for proper way lube distribution Change way oil & clean tank up to 2 gallons Change gearbox cooling oil Check and adjust air pressure Check way oil lines for leaks; replace or tighten if necessary Check and adjust backlash Check levelness with.0005” / 12” levels Report of general condition of machine Adjust gibs on X,Y and Z axes Check spindle run-out and bearing temperature Check machine condition and set backlash with ballbar Note: Additional parts or service, if needed, at extra cost. Customer responsible for disposal of way oil.
OUR CUSTOMERS Absolute Machine Tools, Inc Absolute Machine Tools serves a variety of industries including: Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Energy, Hydraulics / Pneumatics, Construction Equipment, Gun Manufacturing, Marine, Medical, Military & Defense, Mold & Die, Oil Field, Optics, Plastics, Racing, and Transportation.