September 9, 2009
Stiles Machinery Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., is pleased to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Heian Corp., along with the 40th anniversary of its introduction of the world's first circular cutting NC router.
Stiles is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Heian of Hamamatsu, Japan. Originally founded by Sempei Suzuki in 1939, Heian produced the world's first circular cutting NC router in April 1969. Today under the leadership of the founder's son, Yukitomo Suzuki, the expanded manufacturing program encompasses customized CNC solutions, all designed and built in-house, including the Heian spindle.
Recently Heian has concentrated on producing flexible machining centers, combining routing, automatic tool changing, boring units, sawing, and molding along with robotic handling.