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Concept Machine Tool appointed distributor for United Grinding North America

UNITED GRINDING North America has appointed Concept Machine as its exclusive distributor for cylindrical, surface, and profile grinding as well as tool making and measuring through five states for sales, service, and consumables. “United Grinding is a premier supplier and will be a great partner to Concept and our customers. We are thrilled to offer the UGA brands of Studer, Walter, Mägerle, Blohm and more to solve customers’ most demanding application needs,” said Andrew Hecker, CEO of Concept Machine.

UNITED GRINDING North America (UGA) is pleased to be working together with Concept Machine Tool (Concept). Markus Stolmar, President, and CEO of UNITED GRINDING North America stated, “We are very excited to be partnering with Concept Machine Tool to provide cylindrical, surface & profile, and tool grinding and measuring technologies to manufacturers in their portion of the Midwest territory. Adding CNC grinding to their robust lineup of manufacturing technologies was a perfect fit, and their track record of building relationships with manufacturers made this an easy decision.”

Concept has a proud heritage serving manufacturers with machine tool, metrology and additive manufacturing solutions, applications, and service since 1974.  Concept now represents UGA exclusively in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. UNITED GRINDING North America is among the leading providers of superior technology and service to the machine tool industry.

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Concept is well equipped to serve customers’ needs for high-precision grinding including service and applications questions. “UNITED GRINDING North America places sales and service managers strategically throughout the North American territory to ensure we can deliver the best service and sales experiences in the shortest amount of time. Bringing Concept Machine Tool into our network of dealer partners helps us fulfill our strategic vision of being the sales and service leaders in our industry and empowers the team at Concept to offer some of the best CNC grinding equipment in the world,” says Stolmar.

Concept Machine Tool (Concept), established in 1974, has been recognized for their industry-leading sales and service programs. For over 45 years, Concept has focused on being a partner to our customers, not just a supplier. Concept provides high-end solutions that keep our customers ahead of the competition, along with the support they need to handle the toughest manufacturing challenges.

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For More information contact: 
Ben Rashleger, President – Machine Tools
Concept Machine Tool Sales, LLC 
15625 Medina Road | Minneapolis, MN 55447 
Phone: 763.559.1975 

About UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc.: 
With nearly 200 employees across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and a new 110,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc., strives to increase its customers' competitiveness through grinding and ultra-precision finishing solutions for the manufacturing industry, backed by single-source customer care. The company's surface and profile, cylindrical and tool grinding technology groups cultivate a partnership-based relationship throughout the region, selling, automating, rebuilding, and supporting precision machines for grinding, eroding, laser ablation, combination machining and measuring under the MÄGERLE, BLOHM, JUNG, STUDER, SCHAUDT, MIKROSA, WALTER and EWAG brands. A subsidiary of the UNITED GRINDING GROUP, the company holds ISO 9001 certification to assure quality in development, production, shipping, and support operations. UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc., also holds International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Registration. Learn more at

Post by MPMA
May 25, 2022

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