Absolute Machine Tools Announces Partnership With Sussex Tool & Supply
Absolute Machine Tools is pleased to announce that we’ve established a partnership with Sussex Tool & Supply, a full-range distributor of industrial tooling, abrasives, hand and power tools, workholding, and machine and building maintenance materials.
With the partnership, Absolute is relocating its Elgin, Illinois, operation to the Sussex location in Rockford, Illinois. Sussex also has a location in Madison, Wisconsin.
“This partnership with Sussex Tool & Supply provides Absolute both technical and geographic advantages in terms of a wide-ranging product offering as well as proximity to customers in Wisconsin and Illinois,” said Absolute Machine Tools founder and president Steve Ortner.
We are also expanding our service and engineering departments with the goal of enhancing our ability to provide engineered manufacturing solutions. This includes the key addition of a new robotic solutions department that focuses on helping customers implement automation and robotics for tasks such as machine tending and visual part inspection.
Workforce and skilled labor shortages are already a problem for the manufacturing industry, and that skills gap is expected to worsen in the coming years. At Absolute Machine Tools, we want to help our customers eliminate problems resulting from these labor shortages and enable customers to run lights out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sussex Tool & Supply’s Hightech Machinery division specializes in CNC machines and robotic equipment. Its Alpha Gage division is an accredited gage calibration and repair company.