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Stiles’ European Benchmarking Technology Tour Sells Out in Record Time

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Grand Rapids, MI, April 16, 2017 – Registration for Stiles Machinery Inc.’s Annual European Benchmarking Technology Tour has sold out in record time, proving the high value of this event to manufacturers nation-wide who depend on the latest trends and innovations to equip themselves for future success. Additionally, this further confirms that manufacturing professionals are investing in more technology and automation than ever before in an effort to maintain their competitive edge and meet increasing market demands. 

As the manufacturing epicenter of the world, European operations continue to set the bar with innovative production solutions. The European Benchmarking Technology Tour, hosted by Stiles Machinery, provides attendees with a unique behind-the-scenes tour of some of the most innovative, efficient, and productive manufacturing facilities in all of Europe. Over the course of seven days, guests receive exclusive insights into the latest advancements in panel processing, batch-size one strategies, cutting-edge production technologies and industry 4.0 innovations for high-end store fixture, component, and kitchen cabinet manufacturers.  
The forward-thinking solutions experienced throughout the weeklong event allow participants to benchmark their own operations against other global leaders, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace and equipping them with valuable knowledge and tools that will directly affect the overall success of their companies for years to come. 

This year’s European Benchmarking Technology Tour is set for October 7-14, 2017, and includes stops at nine different plants located throughout Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. This unique opportunity offers a window into the future of the woodworking industry while traveling through some of the most historic and culturally rich sights in Europe. 

For more information about Stiles’ European Benchmarking Technology Tour or to be the first to receive exclusive information and registration details for the 2018 European Benchmarking Technology Tour, visit For additional information, please contact Christina Elsenbroek at 616.698.7500 or About Stiles Machinery Inc. For more than 50 years, Stiles has been helping manufacturers succeed.  As the largest supplier of quality machinery, Stiles provides a Total Production Solutions approach by also offering equipment integration, financial services, education, service and parts. By having a wealth of solutions whether defined as people, products or services, Stiles merges the best thinking and the best ideas into a solution that works best for their customers. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., Stiles has regional offices in High Point, North Carolina; Bristol, PA; Coppell, Texas; and Rancho Cucamonga, California. Stiles is a proud member of the HOMAG Group, ​a global leader in the production of industrial machines for manufacturing.