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AIDA-America Corporation
www.aida-global.com / HQ: Dayton, Ohio / Employees: 210 / Patrick Ambuske, president and
COO: "AIDA was the developer of direct-drive, servo-driven stamping press technology."

Midwest

tition has become tougher in recent
years with a number of European and
Asian companies entering the North
American market, Ambuske says the
company remains in a strong position
thanks to its combination of people
power and technological savvy. With
unique proprietary technology at its
disposal, giving its equipment capabilities its competitors can't match,
Ambuske says AIDA-America is poised
to remain at the forefront of the industry, just like its parent company.

Numerous Advantages

aida-america's technological
advances help it create
equipment that is of great
value to its customers.

Leading Edge

aida-america brings numerous advantages to
the metal-stamping market. by chris petersen
For nearly a century, AIDA Engineering has been at the forefront of
metal-forming technology, and that
technological edge has been critical
to the company's evolution into the
global leader it is today. The company
is one of the world's leading providers
of metal-stamping presses and metal-forming equipment, and its operations in the United States speak to the
company's expertise when it comes to
utilizing the most advanced technology in the industry.
Based
in
Dayton,
Ohio,
AIDA-America Corporation is the
company's North American headquarters for manufacturing, service
and support. The 180,000-square90

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foot facility features state-of-the-art
equipment and processes, allowing
the company to serve some of the
most respected and successful manufacturers in the world, according to
President Patrick Ambuske.
More than three-quarters of the
company's business is related to the
automotive industry, he notes, with
Tier I and Tier II metal stampers
making up the majority of its customer base. A smaller portion of the
company's equipment is provided
directly to large-scale automotive
OEMs, and the rest of its products
are utilized in appliance and HVAC
manufacturing applications.
Although AIDA-America's compe-

Ambuske says AIDA-America's advantages in the marketplace are numerous, and many of them are related to the company's technological
strength. He points to the company's
Ohio facility, which was built in 1996
and still features technology and processes that are considered state-ofthe-art in the metal-forming industry.
The facility has five major machining
centers, including one that was just
brought online in 2016.
Ambuske says the company's
strength in production equipment
gives it the ability to produce equipment that's a cut above its competitors'. "We have some very good toys to
play with here," he says.
AIDA-America extends its technological advantage to its products,
where it has developed some distinct
technology that is of greater value
to its customers. "One of the biggest
competitive advantages we have right
now is product-related and tech-related," Ambuske says. "AIDA was the developer of direct-drive, servo-driven
stamping press technology."
As Ambuske explains, this technology replaces the drive mechanism on
a traditional stamping press with a
high-torque, low-RPM servo motor
that provides the operator with great-


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