Affiliates

The FFG Global Machine Tool Conglomerate

Saginaw Machine Systems (SMS) is part of the FFG (Fair Friend Group) Global Machine Tool Conglomerate.  In 2007, SMS became a wholly owned subsidiary of FFG.  Being part of a large global family enables SMS to realize opportunities and resources which we could not have possessed on our own.  Utilizing our abundant global resources and networks, SMS has expanded into new marketing territories and industrial sectors, and we are in the best position to provide you machining solutions wherever you are in the world.
   
FFG Europe is a holding company conceived to integrate technologically advanced European machine tool manufacturers that possesses technological excellence.  The holding companies currently consists of a number of major Italian industrial companies and intends to its technological value on a European scale by adding more manufacturers from the old continent.  The companies which are part of FFG Europe include: Jobs Automazione (Jobs and Sachman), Rambaudi, and Sigma Technology.
   
Jobs is a benchmark company in the field of high-performance machining in the Aerospace / Aeronautics, Car Industry, General Engineering and Energy fields.  Since 1980 Jobs has been producing high-power high-speed machines and automated milling systems with 3 and 5 axes, which are employed world-wide by the most advanced manufacturing industries for ultra high-tech machining. Jobs exports 80% of its production to the most industrialized countries and its main site employs approximately 200 employees.
 
   
► Founded in 1945, Rambaudi has marked the history of the machine tool with its milling machines and its machining centers.  In 2010, Rambaudi joined the Fair Friend Group, and is now on the market as a reliable partner for the supply of high-speed machines or high-capacity removal machines with 3+2, 5, 6 axes and for the supply of tailored solutions.  Rambaudi produces machines for diversified fields going from mold and die, to general purpose machining, to aerospace.
   
► Sachman is a Jobs’ product line. Fully complementary to Jobs’ milling centres, the Sachman product range has been designed to offer highly flexible and versatile solutions, mainly aimed at subcontractors in general engineering, moulds and dies, energy and automotive fields. The Sachman milling machines are built in the historical plant of Reggio Emilia.
   

► Sigma produces a wide line of machines which is positioned in the high market segment: a). Small 3-axis vertical machining centres with movable worktable; b).3-axis vertical machining centers with movable worktable; c).Simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining centres, with movable worktable; d). 3-5-6 axis palletized vertical machining centers with movable worktables.

   
► Over the year, Fair Friend's FEELER Machine Tool have earned a world-class reputation for product excellence and reliability.  This success is the result of our innovative design, in-house machining capabilities, and rigorous quality control.  In order to manufacture machines that fully meet customers' requirements all around the world, we utilize an advanced and integrated manufacturing system.  At the core of Fair Friend's manufacturing capabilities are our state-of-the-art production facilities.
   
LEADWELL's mission is to constantly search for excellence and gain respect in the industry. Using our 33 years of experience, the entire staff at LEADWELL pledges to bring innovation, quality assurance, world-class after sales service, and environmentally friendly machine tools to the worldwide marketplace. We strive to win the respect of both our customers and worldwide competitors alike.
   
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