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Altendorf Group America emphasizes the strength of Partnerships and celebrates HAND GUARD as AWFS Visionary Award winner


Minden, August 15th, 2023 Altendorf Group America, a prominent supplier of premium sliding table saws and edgebanders, looks back on a rewarding presence at this year’s AWFS exhibition in Las Vegas, USA. The event served as a heartening validation of the company’s enduring commitment to nurturing meaningful partnerships and its continuous pursuit of delivering quality products and services.


With a history spanning over four decades in the US market, Altendorf Group America has always valued customer relationships and cooperative alliances. AWFS 2023 offered a platform to showcase its range of high-quality offerings. The exhibited products and services underscored Altendorf’s belief in the transformative potential of “POWER OF PARTNERSHIP,” a philosophy that has consistently enriched valuable business connections.

Richard Williams, the Managing Director of Altendorf Group America, reflects on the exhibition’s impact, sharing, “Our presence at AWFS allowed us to highlight the lasting bonds we share with our customers and partners. The feedback we received is a testament to the significance of collaboration in shaping a successful future.”

Innovative HAND GUARD safety assistance system honored with AWSF Visionary Award

Amidst the spotlight on fostering partnerships, Altendorf Group America is thrilled to announce that its groundbreaking AI- and camera-based safety assistance system for sliding table saws, HAND GUARD, has been honored with the prestigious AWFS Visionary Award. This recognition underscores Altendorf’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation while prioritizing the safety and well-being of craftsmen and the industry at large.

Product Highlights

Highlights that resonated with visitors included:

  • Live demonstrations of HAND GUARD, a pioneering AI- and camera-based safety assistance system for sliding table saws.
  • The unveiling of the innovative “next” series of Hebrock edgebanding machines.
  • Showcasing the versatile F 45 sliding table saws in various configurations.

Altendorf Group America extends its sincere gratitude to its loyal customers, esteemed partners, and all attendees who contributed to the positive outcome of its presence at AWFS 2023. The company remains steadfast in its commitment to providing exceptional products and services while fostering enduring partnerships that are fundamental to shaping a prosperous future.

About the Altendorf Group

The Altendorf Group is the global market leader in the manufacture of premium sliding table saws and is one of the hidden champions of the German SME sector. The company was founded in 1906 and has a strong brand recognition worldwide. Its most successful product is the F 45 sliding table saw, also known as “The Altendorf”. It is internationally synonymous with the sliding table saw product category. The latest innovation is HAND GUARD. A globally unique early detection system with two cameras that protects man, machine and material. Since 2018, the Hebrock company with its high-quality Hebrock edgebanders has been part of the Altendorf Group. With subsidiaries in Australia, China, India and the USA, it employs more than 400 people worldwide. 

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