Cuyahoga Falls, OH, June 1, 2017 — Hydromat Inc., St. Louis, MO and The Motch & Eichele Company, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, today announced the creation of a third entity, Hydromat-RE Inc. This new company will specialize in the refurbishing, re-tooling, and selling of Legacy Hydromat Rotary Transfer machines. Legacy style machines are the original hydraulically controlled machines that Hydromat Inc. started to import into the United States during the 1970s. Both Motch and Eichele and Hydromat Inc. are contributing intellectual property, R&D assets, engineering capabilities, and other resources to Hydromat-RE.
Most Legacy Hydromat machines are still in service in some capacity, so the marketplace is always in need of re-build and re-tools services. Hydromat-RE will provide everything from used or reconditioned parts, all equipment needed for a manufacturer’s re-tool, and full rebuild turnkey machines for selected projects. Brokering of used machine sales will also be a service Hydromat-RE staff members will offer. “We believe that Hydromat-RE has the potential to bring a new spirit to the Legacy machine business,” said Bruno Schmitter, President & CEO, Hydromat Inc. “This team has all the experience and knowledge to make a positive impact within the marketplace.”
Willie Eichele, an experienced business leader with over 30 years of experience in the rotary transfer industry, has been appointed as Hydromat-RE’s President. “I’m very excited about the possibilities that we can realize through our new Legacy rotary transfer company,” said Eichele. “We aim to develop novel approaches and technologies at our one-stop shop to help improve the solutions our customers require.” To this end, the company, which has deep expertise in the Legacy machine technologies will offer: used machines, re-builds and re-tools of customer’s existing machines, component repair and testing, new Legacy parts at competitive prices, durable tooling packages, and machine installation & training supported with factory documentation. Adding to the depth of the organization is the addition of Russell B. Diemer for the position of Technical Sales Director. “We are very lucky, Russell brings decades of end-user Hydromat experience to our organization,” noted Eichele. “His knowledge will be a great benefit to our customers.”
One goal of Hydromat-RE is to develop new technologies in partnership with Hydromat Inc. and Motch & Eichele to advance the Legacy machine user’s capabilities. With products such as the EPIC RS & EPIC SS packages Hydromat-RE will add CNC technology to existing Legacy machines. “My goals and objectives all revolve around finding new ways to increase our customer’s competitiveness by supplying them quality Hydromat Legacy machines and related services,” Eichele added.
“Our name speaks for itself. We are a group dedicated to action and to making a difference in how the precision rotary transfer aftermarket is supported and advanced,” remarked Matthias Walter, Exec. V.P. & CSO, Hydromat Inc. “By maximizing the distinct capabilities of these two market-leading companies, Hydromat-RE is able to access 40 years of expertise to deliver innovation at economical pricing.”
Hydromat-RE’s location has been established in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, home of the Motch & Eichele Company.
About Hydromat Inc.:
Hydromat Inc. is the industry leader in the Americas for the design and manufacture of precision rotary transfer machines and mill/turn centers for the precision metal cutting marketplace. Their technology line-up includes: the EPIC R/T & EPIC II Rotary, Inline, and Trunnion models, as well as the revolutionary multi-station ICON 6-250, 6-150, and 8-150 Mill/Turn Productivity Centers. In 2017 Hydromat presents a new rotary transfer platform, the Eclipse 12-100, with the unveiling at their Oktoberfest event, Oct. 25-27.
For 38 years, Hydromat has had a reputation built on a commitment to product quality, customer service and technological innovation that provides the correct productivity solution for their customers. Inside Hydromat’s North American headquarters are 175,000 square feet of vertically-integrated manufacturing expertise, along with our dedicated workforce, ready to take production throughput to unheard of numbers. Hydromat’s on-site capabilities range from design and engineering excellence to the machining and fabrication of the parts and tooling made from the finest materials that make up the final product.
About Motch & Eichele Company, LLC and Ultra Tech Machinery Inc.:
Since 1985, The Motch & Eichele Company has provided manufacturing solutions to companies in Ohio and the surrounding states. On February 2, 2009 The Motch and Eichele Company joined forces with Ultra Tech Machinery, Inc. and formed The Motch & Eichele Company, LLC.
Motch & Eichele LLC is a full service machine tool distributor offering manufacturing solutions and turn-key services. Their recent partnership with Ultra Tech allows Motch & Eichele to offer customers a one-stop shop for Standard and Special Machines, Turnkey Solutions, Automation, and Rebuilds. Ultra Tech Machinery, Inc., a proven machine tool builder, has extensive experience in machine tool design and build for a variety of industries. This combined experience gives Motch & Eichele a distinct and unique advantage over the competition to provide comprehensive solutions that will allow their customers to compete in a global marketplace. They achieve this goal through professional salesmanship, application engineering, and professional project management. Motch & Eichele continues to market quality machine tool technologies and provide it’s customers with superior after-sales support.
Sales Contact: Willie Eichele
297 Ascot Pkwy
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
For more information, visit our website: www.hydromat-re.com