GF Machining Solutions Names New Distributor in Upper Midwest

Jul 28, 2017 1:00 PM

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., July 28, 2017 – GF Machining Solutions is happy to announce Ellison Technologies as its new distributor to serve customers in two regions in the upper Midwest. Effective July 20, 2017, Ellison Technologies’ North Central office began representing GF Machining Solutions serving customers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.  In addition, GF Machining Solutions is happy to announce the appointment of Ellison as its new distributor for Eastern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Ellison Wisconsin office began serving GF Machining Solutions’ customers on June 26, 2017.

GF Machining Solutions selected Ellison Technologies based on the company’s proven abilities to provide extensive service and support to customers as well as to offer more complete market coverage in the states it serves. Customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, die-mold and other industries will benefit from easier access to demonstration centers and larger sales and support teams that can work in conjunction with GF Machining Solutions to provide timely front-line service and application support on equipment.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ellison. Not only are they one of the largest machine tool distributors in North America, but they lead the market in offering the highest level of service and support to their customers,” explained Scott Fosdick, president of GF Machining Solutions. “This partnership reflects our position as a comprehensive solutions provider and enhances our ability to support customers throughout the entire life cycle of their machine tools.”

“We are very excited to further develop our relationship with GF Machining Solutions and extend their line of high-speed milling, EDM and laser machine solutions to our customers,” said Graham Hooper, president and CEO of Ellison Technologies. “GF’s technology is an excellent complement to our product offerings; and the opportunities this partnership presents for our customers will help to make them become more globally competitive.”

Ellison will now be able to provide customers in Ellison’s North Central and Wisconsin regions with GF Machining Solutions’ full array of EDM, milling, laser texturing, additive, micro-machining and 3R Automation solutions as well as a wide variety of machine tool consumables.

About Ellison Technologies
Founded in 1955, Ellison Technologies is one of the largest machine tool distributors in North America, representing 65% of the metal cutting market. With 16 locations across the U.S., Ellison is committed to the survival and growth of the manufacturing industry. In addition to distributing the latest CNC machine tool technology, Ellison’s team of over 300 industry experts provide customers with engineering solutions, service and parts support, turnkey solutions, robotic automation and machine financing.

About GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The products range from electric discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance milling machines, including clamping and palletization systems, and 3D laser surface texturing machines, to services, spare parts and expendable parts, consumables and automation solutions. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence on 50 sites worldwide within its own organization. Its 3,008 employees generated sales of CHF 905 million in 2014. More information can be found at


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