Concepts NREC Signs Global Machine Tool Partnership with Hermle

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Machine Tool Builder to Offer MAX-PAC™ Manufacturing Software

Turbomachinery manufacturers using Hermle machines tools and needing 5-axis capabilities will benefit from implementing our MAX-PAC manufacturing software. We anticipate a mutually beneficial partnership with Hermle.

Concepts NREC, a world leader in turbomachinery design, engineering and manufacturing, today announced it has signed a global partnership agreement with Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG (Hermle) of Gosheim, Germany, in which Hermle will be a global machine tool partner with Concepts NREC offering the MAX-PAC family of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software to its machine customers worldwide. Original equipment manufacturers and machining organizations will benefit from the two companies' combined expertise in the design and machining of 5-axis turbomachinery products.    

Based in Gosheim, Germany, with North American headquarters in Franklin, Wis., Hermle provides manufacturing solutions, applications assistance, customer training and service. More than 18,000 Hermle machines are installed worldwide, and Hermle operates via a well-developed network of company representatives in over 50 countries, which includes 30 North American locations in the United States and Canada operated by Hermle Machine Company. Hermle's precision machine tools are used to manufacture products in many industries with turbomachinery applications. Concepts NREC representatives will work with Hermle to implement its software sales, support and distribution processes.

Michael Bisser, departmental director sales, of Hermle said, "We are pleased to partner with Concepts NREC. It is a good opportunity for Hermle to strengthen its solutions for the sophisticated requirements of the turbomachinery industry by offering a value-added software system and our machines through one source. We provide some of the best machine tools and CAM software products available, and because Concepts NREC's 5-axis machining software is proven, forming this partnership to offer it to our customers was the next best logical step for us."

The Concepts NREC and Hermle partnership agreement opens new sales markets into additional countries for Concepts NREC while filling a capabilities niche for Hermle.

"Hermle's extensive manufacturing reach, reputation for excellence plus its experience in solution sales makes it an ideal partner for Concepts NREC," said Mike Dergance, director - global software sales for Concepts NREC. "Turbomachinery manufacturers using Hermle machines tools and needing 5-axis capabilities will benefit from implementing our MAX-PAC manufacturing software. We anticipate a mutually beneficial partnership with Hermle."

Concepts NREC's CAM products include the MAX-PAC family: MAX-5™, MAX-AB™ and MAX-SI™ for advanced manufacturing of turbomachinery impellers and related components.
About Hermle
Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG manufactures and markets milling machines and machining centers worldwide. The Company's products are used for the machining of tools, molds and series-produced parts in a variety of sectors, including medical technology, optics, aviation, turbomachinery, automotive and racing, as well as in tool and mold making. Hermle was founded in 1938. Hermle AG operated through its eight subsidiaries, three of five wholly owned, as well as three affiliated companies based in Germany, Switzerland, Russia, the Netherlands, Italy and the United States. Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG is headquartered at Industriestrasse 8-12, Gosheim, 78559 Germany. Telephone: +49 (0)7426 950. Facsimile: +49 (0)7426 1309. For more information, go to:    

About Concepts NREC
Concepts NREC is a leading worldwide turbomachinery design, engineering and development organization as well as a provider of turbomachinery design/analysis software and education, with a staff of over 100 professionals at its facilities in Wilder, VT, and Woburn, MA, as well as representation worldwide. For over a half century, Concepts NREC has provided manufacturers, users, government agencies and the engineering community with technology tools, services and products that have met their needs, helped achieve their goals and aided to develop and produce some of the world's most advanced turbomachinery products. Concepts NREC is headquartered at 217 Billings Farm Road, White River Junction, VT 05001-9486. Telephone: 802-296-2321. Facsimile: 802-296-2325. For more information, go to:

Products in the MAX-PAC family: MAX-5™, MAX-AB™, MAX-SI™ are trademarks of Concepts ETI, Inc.

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