hard to believe that a year has gone by since I took over the wheel
from our past President Albert Leblanc. Alot has happened during
my first year as President.
are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel with regards
to a rebound of machine tool sales in Canada.
association has continued to grow. We are strong financially and
the future looks good. It has been a great pleasure for me to serve
as President as I truly enjoy the opportunity of meeting our members,
and the chance to discuss items in common, and to work with the
directors for the betterment of our industry.
Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club was the scene for our
62nd Annual General Meeting. This was the second time we held our
meeting at this new location and from all accounts, we had an excellent
meeting and evening. A familiar face to most and our good friend
Ralph Nappi, president of the American Machine Tool Distributors’
Association (AMTDA) was our guest speaker. He addressed the group
with his talk titled “Rebound: Strategies for Success”.
For those who don’t know Ralph, he is an accomplished speaker
and always has an extensive knowledge of industry trends for our
no fewer than 100 members, honourary guests, new members and invited
guests in attendance heard from our different committees, pertaining
to trade shows, membership, education, government relations and
has a new director, Dieter Schill, president of DMG Canada Inc.
Dieter has accepted position of director for the balance of 2004
and 2005 to replace John Manley who resigned earlier than his term
due to business constraints.
business skills and knowledge will surely be a benefit to our association.
His new responsibilities as director will be statistics. Welcome
a change, all reports presented were of a positive note.What a change
from only a few years ago. Based on our statistics report, machine
tools, metal fabricating machinery and stamping equipment have shown
on the downside, the dollar value of units sold has not risen at
the same rate. As quoted by one of our directors, “Despite
improved trading conditions, inability to raise prices (while operating
costs are going up) is the main threat for builders and distributors”.
As stated in my welcome message at our AGM, “Canadian manufacturers
will only remain competitive by investing in machine tools providing
increased throughput with less costs.” I think most of us
can relate to this transformation.
all of you to take advantage of the services and information provided
by the CMDTA and the AMTDA. Our upcoming 2005 CMTDA Directory will
be mailed out this year along with a future issue of Canadian Machinery
& Metalworking. This will put our directory in front of some
20,000 plus readers. I hope you have your information up to date.
regards to your information, as a reminder, CMTDA.com, our association's
web page is working well; nevertheless, not all members have utilized
this benefit to list their company's program. On the site you can
list important contact information regarding your company, branch
offices, contact personnel, change of product line information,
etc. All of this can be done on demand. Beyond a doubt this is a
great sales tool that we are providing for you.
is not responsible for entering your company data, product lines,
etc. This is a self-administered site to be completed by you. CMTDA
has invested heavily into this web site, please take the time to
complete and manage your section. If you have questions or need
to know how to log in, please contact us.
CMTDA board of directors is working on plans for 2005, many issues
that concern all of us are being worked on, and will be addressed
in future issues of our newsletter or via e-mail. We have tabulated
the results of our recent survey sent in October and I ask you to
read the separate article in this newsletter regarding these results.
We also have some social events planned for 2005; our annual Spring
Boat Cruise on the Toronto Harbourfront is being planned with a
new twist this year. In closing, I would to thank our membership
for their support and continued confidence in the CMTDA. Special
thanks to the board of directors, and Jim Burrows our executive
director for their immeasurable time donated to our association.
As we come to the close of this year, I would like to wish our members,
associates and friends “Season’s Greetings.” CMTDA’s
4th annual golf classic a success
Regards Kurt Neiman,
tool sales units up 12%, dollars up 32% from September 2003
CMTDA Executive Director Jim Burrows
for machine tools in Canada show a rise in units of 12% and in dollars
of 32% at September, 2004 compared to 2003. Average order size in
CNC metal cutting was: horizontal spindle lathes, $187,000; vertical
spindle lathes, $315,000; VMCs, $167,000; HMCs, $405,000; boring
mills, $589,000; wire EDM, $177,000; sinker EDM, $123,000; grinders,
$243,000; and CMMs, $120,000. New categories for 2004 are multi-tasking
lathes at $325,000; milling machines at $119,000; and CNC saws at
$140,000. Conventional metal cutting machines averaged $17,000.
In CNC fabricating the figures were: press brakes, $114,000; turret
presses, $367,000; laser profile cutting, $659,000 and an average
CNC fabricating machine was $255,000. In non CNC fabricating, the
average sale was $16,000, while metal stamping and forming averaged
$48,000. New categories for 2004 include plasma profile cutting
at $389,000; water jet profile cutting at $245,000 and other laser
at $139,000. Our records show a significant increase in horizontal
lathes, VMCs, HMCs, CMMs and laser profile cutting. CNC metal cutting
machine tools have increased 34% in both units and dollars, CNC
metal forming, 16% in units and 52% in dollars. Conventional metal
cutting machines have dropped 5% in units and 14% in dollars from
this period last year.
4th Annual Golf Classic A Success
hosted the Fourth Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, August 24, 2004
at the beautiful Pheasant Run Golf Club just east of Newmarket,
ON. The weather was a perfect late summer day, 24°C, and not
a cloud in the sky. Pheasant Run is a par 72 course sculptured within
a hardwood forest with lots of natural beauty, and it is a pleasant
challenge. Scramble format rules were observed.
of 11 foursomes joined fellow CMTDA members for a day of fun and
networking. The winning foursome comprised of Marc Burroni, Dave
Ralph, Ted Van Wyk and Stan Krajewski, came in with a score of 6
under par. John Moody of MP&P presented each of the winners’
with a beautiful fairway driver and the winners’ trophy.
Bonikowsky of CM&M presented four fantastic Blue Jay tickets
(for an upcoming game against the New York Yankees this fall) to
Stan Krajewski for the "closest to the pin" award. Next,
Bob Mathieu, Reed Exhibitions presented Robert Renaud with a $100.00
LCBO voucher for achieving the "longest drive". Congratulations
to our winners! We had many great prizes to give away this year.
Golf clubs, golf apparel, Blue Jay tickets, watches, LCBO vouchers,
Cross pen sets and so much more. Thank you to all of our sponsors
for helping out with the prizes.
was wonderful to see everyone who came out to make this day a great
success. We had more women golfing with us this year, which was
excellent. After the game, we all enjoyed drinks on the patio and
a delicious dinner in the dining room. Tom Dillon of CIP, again
looked after our wine tab. A draw for fabulous prizes concluded
this enjoyable event.
would like to thank Susan Perkins of Neiman Machinery and Jim Burrows
of CMTDA for organizing this day.
we would like to express our gratitude to our sponsors; MP&P,
CIP, CM&M, Reed Exhibitions, Commerce Customs Brokers, CIT Finance,
Iscar Tools, Royal Products, Wells Fargo, Matcom Industrial, Klad
Rentals and G.E. Capital. Thank you to all! Next year’s CMTDA
Golf Classic has been scheduled for August, 2005. Watch for more
details to follow.
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.
above moving average orders chart shows shows a creditable
increase over the past 14 months. Since 2003, business
has increased 12% in units and 32% in dollars.
CMTDAAnnual Spring Meeting
CMTDAAnnual Golf Tournament
October 17-20, 2005
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show, Toronto,
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.
Schill , 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 International
Cahmac Int’l Machinerie Inc.
Canadian Hardinge Machine Tools
Canadian Measurement-Metrology Inc.
CIT Financial Ltd.
Citicapital Commercial Corp.
CML Machinery Inc.
DMG Canada Inc.
Elite Machinery Ltd.
Elliott Matsuura (Canada) Inc.
Ellison Machinery Company
EMEC Machine Tools Inc.
Fagor Automation Canada
Ferro Technique 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.
Key Equipment Finance
LaMarche Machinery Inc.
MF Technologies Inc.
MGL Technologies Inc.
Machine Tool Systems Inc.
Machineries BV Ltee
Matcom Industrial Installations Inc.
Mitutoyo Canada Inc.
Montford International Ltd.
National Leasing Group Inc.
Neiman Machinery Sales Inc.
Ossco Machine Sales
Paine Machine Tool Inc.
Parpas America Inc.
Phoenix CNC Tech.
Powermaster Machinery Ltd.
Sirco Machinery Co. Ltd.
SMS Machine Tools Ltd.
Spark & Co.
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
William Brennan (1978) Ltd.
Yervant Industriel/AL Inc.
Annual General Meeting
November 17, Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Nappi (left), president, American Machine Tool Distributors
Association and Dieter Schill, DMG Canada.
Moeglich (left), UBJ-Boehringer
and Peter Turton, 600 Machine Tools.
members and guests enjoy a reception
following the Annual General Meeting.
to right): Darrell Pantalone, Powermaster Machinery;
Dave Baker, Fagor Automation Canada; and Bill
Brennan, William Brennan (1978) Ltd.
CMTDA recently held its Annual General Meeting at the
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club in Toronto.
The meeting was attended by 100 members and guests. Ralph
Nappi, president of the American Machine Tool Distributors’
Association was the guest speaker..
Carr (left), Elliott-Matsuura Canada
and David Collison, SMS Machine Tools.
are pleased to welcome William Brennan (1978) Limited,
Bill Brennan, President; Elite Machinery Ltd., Dan
Larocca, President; Montfort International Ltd., Raymond
Theriault, President; Spark & Co., Guy Belanger,
Vice President; Finn-Power Canada, Chris Amell, Sales Engineer;
Gilles Lupien, President; LaMarche Machinery Inc.,
Dan LaMarche, President; and Sandvik Canada, Brian
Philip, Business Development Manager as new members.
new 2005 edition of the CMTDA directory will go to
soon. Look for your personal copy in the mail.
next edition of the CMTDA Newsletter scheduled for
summer, 2005 will be sent out by email. If you are not a CMTDA
member and wish to receive your copy, please send your e-mail
address to email@example.com