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Stiles’ technology tour visits nine plants

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Over 40 manufacturing professionals from across North America had the unique opportunity to experience behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most innovative, efficient and productive manufacturing facilities in the world during this year’s European Benchmarking Technology Tour, hosted by Stiles Machinery, Oct. 7-14.

“With tour stops at nine industry-leading plants throughout Germany and the Netherlands, guests of Stiles’ annual Benchmarking Technology Tour received exclusive insights into the latest advancements in panel processing, batch-size one production strategies, new cutting-edge manufacturing technologies and industry 4.0 innovations for high-end store fixture, component, and kitchen cabinet manufacturers. This exposure gave attendees the opportunity to observe how global trendsetters are optimizing their operations and process flows by utilizing best practices, innovative software and advanced technology,” the company said in a statement.

Tour destinations included Nobilia, the world’s largest kitchen manufacturer, Sedus Systems in Germany.

“As one of the most highly automated woodworking manufacturers in the world, Sedus gave attendees a window into Industry 4.0 and the future of manufacturing innovation,” the company said.

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