Grinding machine specialist Maus S.r.l. is forming a sales and manufacturing joint venture with Palmer Manufacturing & Supply Inc., to be headquartered at a new plant in Springfield, OH, and covering the North American metalcasting and manufacturing sector. Noting that Maus will be the majority owner of Palmer Maus N.A. (PMNA), the two companies did not disclose other terms of their partnership.

PMNA will build, supply, service, and support of Maus automatic grinding and vertical turning equipment lines in North America.

A grand opening for the new plant celebrated this month.

“Palmer is pleased and honored to be selected by Maus for this joint venture,” offered president Jack Palmer, who added that PMNA also will stock spare parts for the venture’s grinding and vertical turning equipment. Palmer Manufacturing specializes in manufacturing heavy-duty no-bake foundry equipment, including sand mixers, molding systems, core room equipment, sand reclamation, and mold handlers, as well as complete foundry systems and engineering services.

“This will provide customers with a single source for the highest level of long-term local product support,” Palmer added.

In their announcement, the venture partners indicated they would build on the Maus reputation for developing automatic grinding and vertical turning equipment, and on Palmer’s advantages in manufacturing and marketing foundry-specific production system.

“This new investment signifies our growth and continued commitment to the North American market,” according to Roberto Sammartin, managing director for Maus. “Having a local presence will allow us to support our customers with top-quality service, sales support, and spare parts management. This new venture reflects our strong belief that our brand has significant growth potential in North America.”