Axile Machine is investing $3.5 million in the 5,000 sq ft center on Windsor’s Rhodes Drive. Pictured (L-R) from the opening celebrations are: Rex Lan, Factory Engineer, Jack Yeh, Factory Engineer, Rex Chang, Marketing Media relations, Iris Chen, Marketing Manager-Director, Joe Poulin, Sales & Marketing Manager, Mike Bolton, Applications Manager
Axile Machine has announced its plan to build a brand new technology and applications centre in Windsor, Ont.
The Taiwanese technology and machining company says it wants to “define what it means to serve customers in North America across all industries with high quality machining centres, applications, automation, technical support and service.”
Axile Machine is investing $3.5 million in the 5,000 sq ft center on Windsor’s Rhodes Drive and will initially employ five people with plans to expand to five times that within three years. The space will be used to train Axile Machine customers on the company’s three- and five-axis machines as well as acting as a sales and distribution hub and a research and development facility. There are plans to partner with the University of Windsor on high tech projects.
The company decided to focus on Windsor as the centre of tool, die and mould making in North America.
Axile designs and builds agile smart 5-axis VMCs with digitalized automation solutions for manufacturers of complex parts and components looking to embrace industry 4.0. Its intelligent automation technology, known as ART, enables 24/7 automated production and allows operators to manage digitally, enabling them to plan and strategize through data analysis.
ART monitors all the wearing components, energy consumption, and fluids such as lubricant and coolant to supply real-time status updates on the machine and its components and to pre-empt future issues, the company says.