Technical Equipment Sales Marks 60th Anniversary

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Technical Equipment Sales was founded in 1952 by Richard Robinson who initially sold and supported traditional milling and turning machine tools, however the company quickly established itself as one of America’s leading sources of the earliest models of numeric control and electrical discharge machines. That expertise evolved to shifting its entire focus to CNC machine technology in the early 1980s, and the company continues to provide advanced manufacturing technology in its tri-state service area today.

Technical Equipment Sales, a distributor of manufacturing equipment serving customers in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, is celebrating 60 years in business in 2012. “We are proud of the longevity of our company and our commitment to helping manufactures become more productive,” says Mr. Loren “Lou” Olson, President. “It’s an honorable and worthy endeavor. While this is a rewarding milestone in our company’s history, we aren’t resting on our past successes. Our number one initiative is to continue to grow our business – particularly our service organization. That’s what our customers want and need right now. Many have had to reduce their in-house personnel over the last four years. We’re helping to fill those gaps in engineering and service.” Mr. Olson reports that the company has tripled the size of its service department in recent years, and employs a total of 48 people.

Technical Equipment Sales was founded in 1952 by Richard Robinson who initially sold and supported traditional milling and turning machine tools, however the company quickly established itself as one of America’s leading sources of the earliest models of numeric control and electrical discharge machines. That expertise evolved to shifting its entire focus to CNC machine technology in the early 1980s, and the company continues to provide advanced manufacturing technology in its tri-state service area today. Its principal OEM partners include Doosan CNC lathes and machining centers; Makino precision horizontal and vertical machining centers and EDMs; Tsugami Swiss-turn lathes, machining centers, and multifunction machines; Hermle 5-axis vertical universal machining centers; Sheffield Measurement metrology equipment; and Romer portable coordinate measuring machines.

In 1992, Technical Equipment Sales was acquired by Morris Group, Inc., one of the largest suppliers of high performance CNC machine tools and related engineering and support services in North America. “The relationship with Morris Group as our parent company supports our commitment to our customers in major ways,” says Mr. Olson. “With Morris Group’s structure we are able to leverage office functions through Morris, allowing Technical Equipment to focus entirely on servicing our customers. We are also proud of our small employee turnover. We have a culture of integrity and empowering our employees to make decisions, and ensuring customer satisfaction. That in itself is worth celebrating.”

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