Hydromat, Motch & Eichele Co. Form Transfer Machine Rebuild, Retool Company

The newly-formed Hydromat-RE Inc. will be devoted to both rebuild and development work related to Hydromat’s Legacy series of rotary transfer machines.


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Hydromat Inc. (St. Louis, Missouri) and The Motch & Eichele Co. (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) have co-created Hydromat-RE Inc. This new company will specialize in the refurbishing, retooling, and selling of Legacy-series Hydromat rotary transfer machines. The new company will be headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Legacy-style machines are the original hydraulically controlled machines that Hydromat Inc. started to import into the United States during the 1970s. Both Motch & Eichele and Hydromat are contributing intellectual property, R&D assets, engineering capabilities and other resources to Hydromat-RE.

Most Legacy Hydromat machines are still in service in some capacity, according to Hydromat, so the marketplace is always in need of rebuild and retooling services. Hydromat-RE will provide used or reconditioned parts, all equipment needed for a manufacturer’s retooling, and full rebuild turnkey machines for selected projects. Brokering of used machine sales will also be offered as a service.

Willie Eichele, a business leader with over 30 years of experience in the rotary transfer industry, has been appointed as Hydromat-RE’s president. Aiming to be a “one-stop shop,” the company will offer used machines, rebuilds and retooling of customers’ existing machines, component repair and testing, new Legacy-series parts at competitive prices, durable tooling packages, and machine installation and training supported with factory documentation.

One goal of the new company is to develop new technologies in partnership with Hydromat and Motch & Eichele to advance the Legacy machine user’s capabilities. With products such as the Epic RS and Epic SS packages, Hydromat-RE will add CNC technology to existing Legacy machines. 

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