EURO Machinery has its roots in the machining industry since 1969. It was at this time when two German engineers immigrated to the United States – determined to try their luck at achieving the “American Dream”. One of whom began his career at horizontal boring mill builder “SCHARMANN” near Dusseldorf, Germany and soon became the first designated service engineer for SCHARMANN in North America. The two men joined together to start FAN Manufacturing, Inc., the first generation of what is today, EURO Machinery Specialists, Inc.
Today Ron Engelke, president of EURO, service engineer and son of one partner, began his career in the machine tool industry in 1974. In 1977, Ron was sent to Germany to complete an apprenticeship at the SCHARMANN factory. During this time, he worked with master machine tool craftsman, who were skilled at building the highest quality machine tools. In 1979, Ron returned to FAN as a service technician but quickly proved machine sales was his strength. He left the company to start his own career in sales. In 1995, Ron purchased FAN to provide service for the machines he sold, renaming the company EURO Machinery Specialists, Inc.
Over the next few years EURO began providing turn-key project solutions – an avenue which quickly became another specialty.
Ron’s son, Karl Engelke, Vice President of EURO joined the company in 1997 working part-time through college. Upon his graduation from the University of Wisconsin, he joined EURO full-time as a project manager on a $15 million dollar turn-key project for the United States Marine Corps. Upon the project’s completion, he too moved to Germany for his apprenticeship at DORRIES SCHARMANN. Today Karl’s role is sales and project engineer and is excited to be the third generation to provide quality machine tool and turn-key solutions.
Although our organization has evolved with the market demands, we continue to combine European engineered products along with “American Ingenuity” to provide cost effective, high quality machining solutions to our customers.
EURO Machinery Specialists is located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. We welcome you to visit and inspect our facilities.