UNISIG was founded in 1981 to provide deep hole drilling machines, accessories and services to the US market. Early in its history, UNISIG established a reputation for strong deep hole drilling application support for customers in many different industries.
In 1995, UNISIG was acquired by Entrust Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. and relocated to their headquarters near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Entrust invested heavily in the further development of UNISIG deep hole drilling machines and related products. Everything was questioned and conventional limitations were challenged with a fresh perspective. Strong engineering and manufacturing capabilities pushed the limits of what was possible in the industry.
This has resulted in a modern, comprehensive product line, focused on technology, performance and high standards of reliability demanded of precision machine tools. UNISIG products are supported around the world, with installations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Through the combined history of Entrust and UNISIG, there is a common trend of steady growth, investment and innovation. This has allowed us to build a strong organization able to support our customers with their most challenging projects.
Our History Timeline
Entrust is founded as Entrust Tool and Design Co., Inc. by John Korosec in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
Entrust produced specialized machines and provided contract manufacturing services
UNISIG is founded in Elgin, Illinois by Swiss Industrial Company (Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft “SIG”) and the US company United Technical to provide deep hole drilling equipment and technology to the US market
First Entrust facility expansion increases assembly and machine shop capacity.
Entrust begins systems integration of CNC machinery and automation
Second major facility expansion required for large integrated system assembly.
Current CEO Anthony Fettig joins Entrust’s engineering department.
Entrust acquires UNISIG brand as a product division of Entrust. UNISIG begins to redefine performance expectations in the deep hole drilling market.
Current president Tanya Palmer joins Entrust as Controller.
Current UNISIG management team put in place. A growth strategy is formed to include substantial international business as well as increasing sales in North American markets.
Growth continues through Asian and European sales.
UNISIG Express delivery program established to radically reduce lead time on high performance BTA machines and durable tooling
Commitment by shareholders for significant investment in UNISIG as a global leader in deep hole drilling technology.
UNISIG facility expansion includes 50 ton cranes and a 12 meter [42 ft] high bay assembly.
German subsidiary UNISIG GmbH is founded to service European markets.
Entrust changes name to Entrust Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. to identify product development and investment direction.
UNISIG tech center created for advanced deep hole drilling prototype services
Major investments in UNISIG facilities, machine tools and technology to increase capabilities for large size and close tolerance manufacturing of critical components.
Facilities expanded to over 100,000 sq ft (10,000 sq m) with added technologies for production and expanded inventory
1995 – 2020
Celebrating 25 years of continuous investment in research and development of the products and technologies that establish UNISIG as a globally recognized leader in the deep hole drilling industry. Hundreds of machines installed across many industries –Automotive, Mold, Defense, Oil and Gas, Energy, Aerospace and Medical. Supported installations in North America, Europe and Asia.