- EOS and Hartwig Inc. partnership brings full-line distribution of additive manufacturing equipment possible
Novi, Mich. Oct. 12, 2017– EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, expanded its North American sales channel into the traditional machine tooling industry by entering a partnership with Hartwig Inc., the largest distributor of machine tool solutions and inspection equipment in the Midwest, Southwest, and Mountain regions.
Hartwig will now offer manufacturing companies the full range of EOS additive manufacturing machines for metal and plastics. Now, customers of Hartwig can meet the paradigm shift in manufacturing and use the technology to lightweight structures, reduce cost based on functional integration, increase individualization and accelerate product development and production.
“Manufacturing companies in North America are looking to additive manufacturing technology more and more,” says Andrew Snow, senior vice president of EOS North America. “Partnering with a company that has the breadth of distribution capabilities of Hartwig is crucial to meet current and future demands for the solutions that EOS offers.”
Through the shifting demand of the manufacturing industry, Hartwig has remained nimble, slowly growing its industrial 3D printing knowhow to complement the traditional machine tool equipment operations on which they’ve built their reputation. The company sees a partnership with EOS as the next step in growing their capabilities in the space to serve the region they support.
“We want our customers to know that we’re just as serious about their future as they are,” said Geoff Hartwig, president of Hartwig, Inc. “EOS technology is the best and most advanced in the market, and partnering with them allows us to rethink manufacturing and design as we, and our customers, know it.”
Founded in 1960, Hartwig has become the largest distributor of machine tool solutions and inspection equipment in the Midwest, Southwest and Mountain Regions. Built on a foundation of fairness, after-sales support, and hard work, the company has grown to more than 170 employees covering eight office locations in 14 states including Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
Hartwig partners with its customers to optimize machining performance, decrease downtime and improve the overall efficiency of equipment and applications. The company prides itself on not just being a machine tool distributor, but a true solutions provider intent on assisting customers in controlling their destiny and keeping manufacturing within the U.S. The company delivers applications expertise to numerous industries, including aerospace, computer, construction, farming, fluid power, industrial machining, medical, oil and gas energy, and semiconductor processing. Hartwig’s name is synonymous with quality, service, support, and engineering.
Hartwig Inc. is an official distributor for Okuma, Tsugami, Modig, GF Machining Solutions, Okamoto, EOS, SNK and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.
For more information about Hartwig, visit: www.hartwiginc.com
EOS is the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.www.eos.info