Joint Open House celebrates 10th anniversary
- April 27, 2015
The JOH has grown considerably since it first launched in 2005. Today, the participating companies include Elliott-Matsuura Canada, SST-Canada, DMG MORI Ellison Technologies, EMEC Machine Tools, Ferro Technique, and TRUMPF Canada. Together, they showcased close to 80 machines, including a variety of CNC chip and fabricating equipment. In addition to the machine tool suppliers, the JOH also included tabletop exhibits from suppliers of tooling and fixturing, CAD/CAM software and metalworking fluids.
"We're looking to buy a machine and we're considering a Matsuura or a similar type of machine," says Marziale, who spoke to Shop Metalworking Technology during his stop at Elliott-Matsuura's facility in Oakville, ON.
Adam Sajgo of Atlantic Machining Inc. in Stoney Creek, ON, was busy checking out machines at SST-Canada's facility. He too says he's interested in purchasing machinery, citing it as the main reason for attending the JOH.
For TRUMPF Canada, it was the first JOH in which the company has participated. Stefan Fickenscher, managing director of TRUMPF Canada, says TRUMPF decided to participate in the JOH because it's a good way to connect with new customers.
"We know most of the sheet metal customers, but a lot of times chip making businesses are also interested in sheet metal and do fabricating in their shops. It's great for us that we have people coming in from the chip making world, but also for other participants, people coming in here that are sheet metal people are also often interested in chip making so I think it's a win/win situation for all the participating companies."
The Joint Open House took place April 21-23 at participating companies located in Oakville, ON and Mississuaga, ON.