This year’s IWF will have some more familiar names in attendance as Choice Machinery Group (Holland, MI) is set to reintroduce the Evans Machinery and Ritter Machinery lines to American customers. Choice Machinery Group took over Evans Machinery in September of 2014 and then took on the Ritter Machinery line in April of 2016. Both brands are being built in Holland, Michigan where Choice Machinery Group has a 30 year history of building woodworking and panel processing machinery.
The Evans line of machinery continues to focus on the laminating industry, offering components and lines for processing flat panels and postformed countertops. They are known for their Pinch Roller, Index Tables, and Panel Cleaners among other laminate machinery. Evans also has added new handling machinery to their line in the past 18 months. Their 8100 Panel Feeder is a top seller as it is used to increase automation on laminate lines of various types.
The Ritter Machinery brand is focusing their efforts on bringing back the Ritter standard bearer machines such as the Counterbore Tubs, Face Frame Assembly Easels, Door Clamping Tables, Line Boring Systems, and Horizontal Belt Sanders. Each of these machines have been in high demand since Ritter was reintroduced in April. Ritter plans to have a few of these machines on display in Booth 7316 at the IWF Show in Atlanta this coming August.
Both the Ritter and Evans lines are sold through a growing dealer network that extends throughout North America. These dealers have been essential in bridging the gap for new ownership and in helping make updates to the machinery to meet current customer needs.
It is also worth noting that both lines have dedicated parts departments based out of their Michigan facility. Their knowledgeable parts staff is able to find solutions for customers on most Ritter and Evans machine old and new.
Make your plans now to stop by Booth 7316 at the IWF to hear more about these lines and how they can help your company grow.