Makino Appoints Bener Group as Representative of Milling, EDM and Automated Equipment in Brazil

Mason, OH – February 2012 – Makino has appointed the Bener Group as its exclusive representative for the Brazilian market. Customers of the Bener Group are now going to have access to Makino’s full line of machining centers and automation solutions, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs.

“Makino looks forward to working with the Bener Group and supporting Brazilian manufacturers with the high-performance machining solutions they need to compete and succeed,” says José Luiz V. Martin, General Manager of Makino do Brasil. “The Bener Group’s desire to grow and bring high technology solutions to automotive and tool/die manufacturers makes them an ideal representative for Makino as we continue to expand on the availability and accessibility of our machine technologies and services in the Brazilian market.”

Founded in 1995, the Bener Group is a prominent supplier of machine tools to the Brazilian market. The company supports local manufacturers under three divisions, Bener Veker, Bener High-Tech and Bener Presses. Bener Group centers are located nationwide, including Contagem (MG), São Leopoldo (RS), Joinville (SC), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Caxias do Sul (RS), and the greater Curitiba (PR) and Recife (PE).

“Brazil is one of the most promising markets in the world for the manufacture of high-tech products. The availability of world-class manufacturing solutions from manufacturers like Makino is key to our continued growth,” says Paul Lerner, Director of Group Bener. “In addition to our offering of Makino technologies, our sales team, engineers and technicians are being trained by Makino engineers to ensure the highest level of support to our customers, before, during and after the sale. We will provide the best possible support and assistance to those companies who purchase Makino’s high-performance technologies.”

About Makino
A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino provides a wide range of high-precision metal-cutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs. Our flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. With Makino engineering services, we offer industry-leading expertise for even the most challenging applications across all industries. For more information, visit makino.com.

About Bener
Acting in partnership with major international machine corporations, Bener is one of the main suppliers of machine tools to Brazil. To meet the increasing manufacturing activity, Bener has created a high tech division and continues to focus on helping manufacturers compete globally. Headquarted in Vinhedo, the metropolitan region of São Paulo, the company serves all of Brazil through affiliates and distribution centers located strategically throughout the country. For more information visit,www.bener.com.br

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