ONA is the world’s longest-running EDM machine manufacturer. We are leaders in the manufacture of large equipment and experts also in providing special solutions. We have been involved in the development of technologies related to this machining technique for more than 65 years. In addition to the headquarters in Durango (Vizcaya) -11,000 m2 of plant for the manufacture of the equipment and another 1,500 m2 destined entirely to R&D-, we have 5 subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, as well as an extensive network of distributors of high qualification to offer an optimum service to the companies.
At ONA we have always been careful with our expansion policy, meditating on each decision and seeking to establish, whenever possible, solid cooperative relationships with other companies in the sector that would allow us to continue growing and improving without adding rigidity to the structure, but just the opposite: flexibility to respond efficiently to different situations. We have never sought to create an extensive network of subsidiaries, but to adapt to each need according to the circumstances.
It was thus, exactly under these parameters, as we acquired 30% of the American company AA EDM Corporation, based in Michigan and specialized in the design and manufacture of EDM machines for the machining of high precision micro-holes. The agreement made it possible for ONA to fully enter microholes EDM technology, applicable in sectors such as energy, aerospace and automotive in which we already had an important presence with penetration and wire EDM equipment.
On your part, AA EDM could use all the know-how of ONA for the manufacture and improvement of its equipment, in addition to our experience and deep knowledge of the European market, its pending subject. The company has focused almost all of its activity in the United States, with important operations also in Russia, China, India and South Korea.
Europe was its great challenge and thanks to ONA it begins to overcome it: it recently closed an agreement for the sale of EDM equipment for the machining of micro-holes with an important company in Italy, precisely one of the countries to which ONA sells together with Portugal.