to the summer edition of the CMTDA Newsletter. Inside this issue,
you will find a variety of informative articles written by the executive.
I think the best news is that there are some sure signs that some
sectors of the machine tool economy are making a turn in the right
out of the United States for factory growth are consistently coming
in at above 60 (a reading above 50 points to growth). Therefore,
we can expect these factories will eventually buy equipment, with
some of this spin-off growth coming to Canada. In addition, you
will see the positive results reflected in the companion story on
this page entitled, "Machine tool sales units up 3%, dollars
up 11% from 2003."
2004 has continued to challenge many machine tool distributors and
builders. Both a strong Euro and American dollar, used machinery
and many global uncertainties are contributing factors. However,
we must all face these challenges and be strong and keep an eye
out for opportunities.
my last message, the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show, which
was sponsored by CMTDA, has come and gone. Reports of quality leads
and machines sold are always welcomed. A large number of CMTDA members
exhibited at the show. Also, CMTDA had a booth a the show to promote
our association to the industry and recruit new members.
annual spring meeting was held on June 10 at a new venue-Woodbine
Race Track. CMTDA sponsored the sixth race and we had a draw for
the ladies present to me in the winner's circle. The winner's were
Julie Mathieu, Marilyn Burrows, Vera Neiman, Trudy Jahn and Kim
Laudrum. The evening, which also featured dinner and betting on
the horse races, was enjoyed by all.
you to all of our members and guests, and our media friends for
coming out to the spring meeting. A special thank you to Jim Burrows
for his efforts in coordinating andscheduling the event.
of Jim, for those of you not at the meeting, Jim and Marilyn celebrated
their 47th wedding anniversary on June 8. Congratulations Jim and
also like to take the opportunity this opportunity to welcome Sandvik
Canada Inc. and Finn-Power Canada Ltd. as new members of the CMTDA.
of our Annual Golf Tournament will be out shortly. It is scheduled
for August 24 at Pheasant run in Newmarket, ON. Keep an eye out
for your invitation as this event is always an enjoyable day for
behalf of the CMTDA, I wish everyone prosperity, good selling and
a safe summer.
Regards Kurt Neiman,
tool sales units up 3%, dollars up 11% from 2003
CMTDA Executive Director Jim Burrows
for machine tools in Canada show a rise in units of 3% and in dollars
of 11% at the end of April compared to 2003. Interest at the Montreal
Manufacturing Technology Show was brisk, resulting in increased
activity and a positive outlook.
order size in CNC metal cutting was: horizontal spindle lathes,
$186,000; vertical spindle lathes, $402,000; ver- tical machining
centers, $167,000; horizontal machining cen- ters, $463,000; boring
mills, $624,000; wire EDMs, $176,000; sinker EDMs, $125,000; grinders,
$239,000; and CMMs, $138,000. Three new categories added for 2004
are multi-task- ing lathes at $284,000; milling machines at $175,000;
and CNC saws at $150,000.
metal cutting machine tools averaged $17,300. In the CNC fabricating
area, press brakes, $93,000; turret press- es, $332,000; laser profile
cutting, $597,000; and an average CNC fabricating machine was $273,000.
the non-CNC fabricating area, the average sale was $16,000, while
the metal stamping/forming area averaged $59,000. New categories
added for 2004 include plasma profile cutting at $353,000; water
jet profile cutting at $218,000; and Machine tool sales units up
3%, dollars up 11% from 2003other laser systems at $106,000.
records show a significant increase in vertical machining centers,
EDM sinkers and laser profile cutting systems.
the other hand, larger equipment like vertical and horizontal boring
mills have been hit hard and numbers have decreased substantially
since the peak of 2000.
metal cutting machine tools have also suffered a 8% decrease in
units and 20% decrease in dollars from this period last year.
Annual Spring Meeting
CMTDA Spring Meeting was held at the Woodbine Race Track on June
meeting was attended by nearly 100 members guests. The evening began
with the President™s Reception at 5 p.m.
Neiman welcomed all attendees and everyone proceeded to have a great
time along with a little wagering and an excellent buffet.
sponsored the sixth race and we had a for the ladies present to
me in the winner™s circle The winning horse in the sixth race
was Sweet Count. The winners were Julie Mathieu, Marilyn Burrows,
Vera Neiman, Trudy Jahn and Kim Laudrum. The networking opportunities
with other members continues to be the highlight of the annual spring
look forward to out next occasion at our tournament on August 24th
and our AGM on November 17th. CMTDA Annual Spring Meeting
CMTDA’s purpose and objectives
Machine Tool Distributors Association was founded in 1942 as a trade
association dedicated to the marketing of machine tools and services
in Canada through distributorship companies.
promote friendly business relations among its members
provide means whereby problems affecting the industry can be readily
discussed and to co-operate, as a group, to further the interests
of the industry by all desirable and lawful means
stimulate growth in the use of machine tools and secure wider
markets for these tools
advertise the industry and the specific advantages attainable
through the use of machine tools
make available information which will assist users and prospective
users to obtain properly selected machine tools
collect and disseminate statistics on market capacity and other
exchange information among members for the purpose of reducing
distribution costs and eliminating waste and duplication of efforts
enable the members, as a group, to discuss with the government,
if need be, tariff problems and other issues relating to machine
to join the CMTDA
individual, partnership, firm, company or corporation may be elected
to membership in the CMTDA by an affirmative vote of not less than
2/3 majority of the current directors of the Corporation. A regular
member is one which maintains an office or other recognized place
of business, represents at least one recognized manufacturer of machine
tools on an exclusive basis in a designated territory, carries its
own accounts, is established and actively engaged in the distribution
of machine tools in Canada for at least one year at the time of application,
does at least 51% of its business in new machinery and provides monthly
orders booked data in the format set out by the Corporation. Contact
the CMTDA at P.O. Box 262, Minden, ON K0M 2K0. Phone (705) 286
6921 or fax (705) 286 6905.
reports better news
|AMTDA reported an increase
of approximately 30% in member attendance at their spring meeting
in April. Remarks at the meeting regarding business conditions
were very positive from the members present. By the end of April,
the United States Machine Tool Consumption reports were up 46%
over last year. Hopefully, some of this attitude will rub off
in our direction north of the border. Indicators are showing
that supply might be the next problem. Let's hope not.
Fabricating and Machine Tool Show report
by Brian Donnelly,
CMTDA Director, Trade Shows
CMTDA once again was proud to sponsor the bi-annual
Montreal Fabricating and Machine Tool Show at
Place Bonaventure in Montreal from May 17-19.
It is not just the number of attendees that decide
whether a show will be successful or not.
attendance was down to 6,888 from 8,543 in 2002,
distributors were very positive. Comments such
as is "One of the best shows for leads that
we have attended in a long time" to "It
has been a long time since we have sold machines
off our booth, but this show, we have sold three."
Several exhibitors indicated they would not hesitate
to return in two years. What is the reason? One
of the factors I would like to believe is that
the machine tool industry is finally coming out
of the deep freeze that we have been in for the
past 3 ½ years. It is a nice trend and
one that I know we all hope continues.
CMTDA Annual Golf Tournament
Pheasant Run Golf Club, Newmarket, ON
September 8-15, 2004
International Manufacturing Technology Show, Chicago,
November 17, 2004
CMTDAAnnual General Meeting
Toronto Cricket Club
Board of Directors
Neiman, Neiman Machinery Sales
Leblanc, A.W. Miller Technical Sales
Robb, Foreward Precision Tools Ltd.
Carroll, Ossco Machine Sales
Carr, Elliot Matsuura Can. Ltd.
Manley, Machine Tool Systems Inc.
Donnelly, Ferro Technique Ltd.
Moeglich, UBJ-Boehringer Inc.
A.M.T. Machine Tools Ltd.
A. W. Miller Technical Sales Canada
Acme Saw Ltd.
Advanced Fabricating Machinery Inc.
Akhurst Machinery Ltd.
All Fabrication Machinery Ltd.
Amada Canada Ltd.
Amcan Machine Tool Technology Inc.
Barer Engineering Co.
Cahmac Int™l Machinerie Inc.
Canadian Hardinge Machine Tools
Canadian Measurement-Metrology Inc.
CIT Financial Ltd.
CML Machinery Inc.
Cutting Systems Inc.
DMG Canada Inc.
Elliott Matsuura (Canada) Inc.
Ellison Machinery Company
EMEC Machine Tools Inc.
Fagor Automation Canada
Ferro Technique Ltd.
Finn-Power Canada Ltd.
Forward Precision Tools Ltd.
G.E. Capital Canada Equipment Financing
Gilbert C. Storey Machinery Ltd.
Graham Machine Sales & Service Inc.
Gross Machinery Group
Haco Canada Ltd.
Hartford Technology Ltd.
H. H. Roberts Machinery Ltd.
Heinman Machinery Ltd.
Huron Canada Inc.
Ian Jones Sales Ltd.
Industrial Machinery Exchange Inc.
Iscar Tools Inc.
KBC Tools & Machinery Inc.
MF Technologies Inc.
Machine Tool Systems Inc.
Machineries BV Ltee
Matcom Industrial Installations Inc.
Mitutoyo Canada Inc.
Neiman Machinery Sales Inc.
Ossco Machine Sales
Paine Machine Tool Inc.
Parpas America Inc.
Phoenix CNC Tech.
Powermaster Machinery Ltd.
Sandvik Canada Inc.
Sirco Machinery Co. Ltd.
SMS Machine Tools Ltd.
Swiss Instruments Ltd.
Thomas Skinner & Son Ltd.
Toolmex Corp., Machine Tool Division
Top Tech Machinery Ltd.
Toshiba Machine Co. Canada Limited
Ultra Machine Sales Ltd.
Upton & Sullivan Co. Limited
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
Westway Machinery Limited
Yervant Industriel/AL Inc.
Annual Spring Meeting
June 10, Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke, ON
CMTDA recently held its annual
spring meeting and social gathering at
Woodbine Race Track in Etobicoke, ON.
The meeting was attended by over 100
members and guests who enjoyed an
excellent dinner and an exciting night of
CMTDA is pleased to welcome Sandvik Canada Inc., Mississauga,
ON as a new associate member and Finn-Power Canada Ltd., Etobicoke,
ON as a regular member.
new 2004 edition of the CMTDA directory is available. If you
have not received a copy and
would like one, please contact the CMTDA office.
is with deep regret that the association has to report that Arnold Tunis, an Honourary Member of the CMTDA, passed
away suddenly on June 11, 2004. Arnold started in the machine
tool business at age 16 with the Canadian
| Fairbanks Morse Companyand progressed to become President
with Robert Morse, CAE Morse and Canrep Morse.
He retired on September 23, 1986 after 43 years. Arnold was
born on January 6, 1927 and raised a son and daughter with his
wife Jean. The CMTDA sends its condolences to Arnold's family.