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    Default Ironworker... Does anyone recognise this brand ??? Bernardo Macchina

    This machine is a puzzle to me. The company that is liquidating these machines tells me there is no country of origin listed on the name plate. They think these are Taiwanese built machines?
    I'm agreeing and also throwing Turkish or China too.

    Are there any PM folk that know the backstory on this brand? Bernardo Macchina 125 Ton Capacity Hydraulic Ironworker - complete with dies and punches - Dual o

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    Have you tried contacting the company? Contact

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLarsson View Post
    Have you tried contacting the company? Contact
    Yes sir I have, the importer for North America is out of business. I should have mentioned this in my initial post.

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    I've seen several brands of the same machine, all Geka knockoffs. The only name I remember was Sunshine Iron Workers and I think they were made in China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary-sc View Post
    I've seen several brands of the same machine, all Geka knockoffs. The only name I remember was Sunshine Iron Workers and I think they were made in China.
    Hello Gary,

    Sunrise is made in Taiwan. Thanks for the reply.

    Tom
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    The font is different. I'm not even convinced that is the same company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miklovin View Post
    The font is different. I'm not even convinced that is the same company.
    It's not the company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFPace View Post
    This machine is a puzzle to me. The company that is liquidating these machines tells me there is no country of origin listed on the name plate. They think these are Taiwanese built machines?
    I'm agreeing and also throwing Turkish or China too.

    Are there any PM folk that know the backstory on this brand? Bernardo Macchina 125 Ton Capacity Hydraulic Ironworker - complete with dies and punches - Dual o
    I have seen that company (Stronghold Equipment) advertise those new Bernardo machines on Bidspotter for years now. I just assumed they were the Canadian / North American distributor who was importing them and using Bidspotter to sell them, as opposed to the traditional way distributors sell machinery. Their current auction list states an auction of equipment belonging to Versa Machining, but a lot of the equipment looks band new , which includes the Bernardo machines, and they all feature the same warehouse background from their previous auction of new Bernardo equipment.

    Judging by the aesthetics and price, those are definitely Chinese or Taiwanese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miklovin View Post
    The font is different. I'm not even convinced that is the same company.
    I think they are the same company. The machines look similar and the Bernardo website never mentions where the machines are manufactured, they only state that their Austrian warehouses are used for storage and repairs. Very high probability they are all Chinese or Taiwanese imports with possibility some machines are from Turkey and some East European nations.

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    I know a brand, Artizono, here is the link of their ironworker machine: Hydraulic Ironworker Machine - Artizono

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    I have personally worked with the Bernardo Macchina machines. I would advice anyone to not buy any machines with this brand name. I have worked with the presses and press brakes also. The machines work but the quality really sucks. You will have a hell of a time finding parts if anything breaks. The word china in Macchina tells you everything you need to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman321 View Post
    I have personally worked with the Bernardo Macchina machines. I would advice anyone to not buy any machines with this brand name. I have worked with the presses and press brakes also. The machines work but the quality really sucks. You will have a hell of a time finding parts if anything breaks. The word china in Macchina tells you everything you need to know.
    Anything has GOT to be better than a Bettenbender....

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