Grob Adds New Distributors for Five-Axis Machines

Grob Systems has added a regional manager based in Detroit, Michigan, as well as three five-axis CNC machine distribution partners in Arizona, Texas and Florida.


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Grob Systems has added a full-time position and three distribution partners to support U.S. manufacturers planning to invest in five-axis CNC machines.

New Regional Manager Craig Barton is based near Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Barton has more than 20 years of experience in the machine tool industry and has certified credentials from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

“Major changes in the automotive industry are still on the horizon, but Grob is already manufacturing equipment for the future of electric mobility,” Mr. Barton says. “For companies in Michigan, the design of Grob five-axis machines and the fact that they are built at a factory just 90 minutes away is an unbeatable combination.”

The company has also formed three new distribution partnerships. Arizona-based CNC Pros will assume sales and service for the Grob line of five-axis universal machining centers in that state. “The HMC platform, retractable spindle and single-sided trunnion are truly unique,” says Ray Beauregard Jr., founding partner of CNC Pros. “Plus, Grob has a great reputation and is building machines right here in the United States.”

Prosper Machine Tool now represents Grob Systems in Texas. Prosper is a family-owned machine tool distributor with a service team offering installations, warranty work and any needed repairs. “Everyone in manufacturing wants to ensure machine up-time, have a machine sales partner vs. a machine tool salesman, and have a strong backlog of business,” says Greg Kinney, Prosper Machine Tool owner. “We help customers achieve these goals by providing machines that give quality machined parts so that customers remain satisfied.”

In Florida, U Tech CNC will deliver sales and service for the Grob line of five-axis universal machining centers. U Tech CNC is a multi-line distributor with a “total solutions approach” to customer support, according to the company. The company offers free lifetime training classes for all customers as part of its services. “It’s our goal to ensure that our Florida customers always have access to advanced metalworking technology, strong service and experienced applications engineering for competitive advantage,” says Joe Selway, owner of U Tech CNC.

William Vejnovic, vice president of sales at Grob Systems, says: “Even with our factory service and parts in Bluffton, Ohio, our customers find it reassuring that a local Grob distributor has the knowhow to support them before and after the installation.” 

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