HOMAG Group reported that in order to focus their resources on R&D and production, they will be discontinuing in-house development and production of wide belt sanding machines, and instead, make available Karl Heesemann Maschinenfabrik solutions.
HOMAG and Heesemann have been working together for several years, but it is only recently that the two companies agreed on a more extensive cooperation.
“Covering the entire process chain and the associated satisfaction of our customers is our focus. In Heesemann, we have found the ideal partner to continue providing our customers with end-to-end solutions for sanding and to cover the entire process chain,” commented Frederik Meyer, executive vice-president of CNC processing business unit, HOMAG.
“We at Heesemann are very excited about this great prospect for both companies,” said Christoph Giese, managing director, Heesemann. “It is a unique opportunity to take our long-standing partnership to a new level and once again demonstrate our expertise and innovative strength for the benefit of our customers.”
The overall strategic goal of HOMAG is still the same, to cover the entire process chain in wood processing, which includes sanding. In order to continue covering the entire process chain, Heesemann will expand its sanding machine portfolio and offer end-to-end solutions for all segments in the future, from entry-level to high-end solutions. For the entry-level machines in particular, Heesemann will be drawing on HOMAG’s expertise.
The two companies will also be working closely together in the sales and service network. HOMAG will continue providing services, such as hotline, on-site service and spare parts, for the sanding machines supplied under the BÜTFERING and HOMAG brands. For the sanding machines supplied by Heesemann in the future, Heesemann will take over the corresponding service.