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    Written by John Smallshaw, Vice President Sales & Marketing Engis Corporation

    WHEELING, IL., August 15, 2015 – Engis Corporation of Wheeling, IL USA and Delapena Group of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK announced today that an agreement has been signed for the distribution of the Delapena stroke honing machine tools in North America and East Asia by the Engis Group.

    "The Engis - Delapena agreement creates a complete global offering of honing/bore finishing systems, backed by technical experience and a long history of service to the honing industry," said Stephen Griffin, president of the Engis Group of Companies. "Engis' focus will be on the Americas and Asia, where we have a sales force and technical staff to support the range of machines. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with Delapena in these markets."

    Engis Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of superabrasive finishing systems. The single-pass bore finishing approach, pioneered by Engis, has improved the geometry and bores of precision components throughout the industrialized world in the automotive, hydraulics, firearms and compressor markets. Engis bore finishing systems have been successfully installed for customers in the Americas, South and East Asia, as well as within Europe.

    The Delapena range of stroke honing systems successfully expands the capability of Engis to engineer a solution for every application, even those with smaller batch sizes.

    "We are very excited at Delapena to partner with such a prestigious company. We believe that with a combination of Delapena and Engis machines, customers will have significantly more potential solutions than in the past" said Martin Elliott, president of the Delapena Group.

    Delapena's group chairman, David Arthur, welcomes Engis Corporation to its distribution network and is extremely confident that the range of Delapena honing machines, which are highly respected around the world, will complement the high volume products offered by Engis Corporation. "Delapena is extremely pleased to have a distributor with such strong market presence and capability," said David Arthur. Founded over 85 years ago, the Delapena Group has been an innovator in the design and manufacture of high precision, technically advanced stroke honing systems. Delapena offers not only state-of-the-art machine tools, but also fixtures, abrasives and other consumables. "We believe that the wide range of honing machines, tools and consumables that we offer will complete the Engis portfolio and together we can deliver a complete solution for honing and bore finishing," noted Arthur.

    With the synergies leveraged by the complementary technologies, Engis is now positioned to be the "go-to" source for all precision bore finishing applications. In addition to its sales and distribution team in the US and Mexico, Engis also maintains affiliate sales offices and warehouses in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Canada and the UK.

    In addition, at its new Technology Center, Engis has a highly experienced team of application engineers on staff to provide process development assistance, as well as the capability for pilot production runs. For more information contact:

    Engis Corporation
    105 W Hintz Rd.
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (847) 808-9400

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