Monarch Machine Tool
  Monarch History:
One Hundred Years of Setting the Pace
In the Metalworking Industry

Begun: 1909 in Sidney, Ohio
First products: belt-driven metalcutting lathes

1930s: Designed the first contour cutting machine in the world

1940s: First American machine tool company to run two shifts during World War II.

1950s: First American-built numerically-controlled lathes were introduced by Monarch at 1955 Chicago Machine Tool Exposition. (This machine was the prototype of NC machines that have become the standard in the metalcutting industry.)

1960s: Edlund Machine Company acquired by Monarch in 1963, in Cortland, NY. From Edlund's drill press evolved Monarch's vertical machining centers (VMCs) and production machining centers (PMCs) that represent signature product lines of the Cortland division.

In 1967, construction of a new plant was begun in Cortland. The innovative facility was judged by Modern Manufacturing to be one of nation's 10 best plants for overall excellence of its production facilities. 
Monarch expands with acquisition of Stamco, a custom metal coil processing equipment manufacturer in New Bremen, Ohio.

1980s: Monarch's annual sales reach $140 million.

"B" line of machining centers introduced.

1990s: PMC Production Machining Centers introduced, gain fast market acceptance.

Agreement with Spinner GmbH, Germany, to sell and service Monarch/Spinner Ultra-Precision Turning Centers™ in U.S. and eastern Canada.

1999: Alliance with Unisign, BV, prominent Dutch tool manufacturer, to manufacture and sell to U.S. customers their full lines of high-performance Zonal Traveling Column and UMB Gantry-Type Vertical Machining Centers.


2000:  Monarch vertical machining center division acquired by management and Cygnus Management advisors. New Monarch Machine Tool, Inc. to continue offering a full line of metalworking equipment and services under the Monarch Machine Tool name. Genesis Worldwide ( retains the metal coil processing equipment line under the Stamco trademark. The lathe division previously acquired by Lucas Precision ( of Cleveland, OH. 


Monarch Machine Tool Inc. recieves major equity and funding by Rand Capital Inc and Advantage Capital Inc.

2006: Monarch sells its first horizontal machining center. The MH-500. This is a rigid 500mm dual pallet maching.

  Monarch enters an alliance with Zayer, S.A., aprominent spanish machine tool builder to market and sell their products.

2007: Monarch ships it's first Goliath series machine. One of the most rigid and accurate machining centers at a value line price.

2008: Monarch introduces the VMC-20, a compact, high speed machining center featuring a two position pallet system with two second pallet changes and tool changes in less than one second.

2009: Monarch installs it's first TM-1250. A large, multifunctional machine of turning, milling, drilling, tapping and grinding of large piece parts.



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