Eastman Machine Co. and ACG Nyström Strengthen Exclusive Strategic Partnership

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Eastman Machine Company is a member of SPESA and will be exhibiting at Texprocess Americas May 17-19, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Eastman Machine Company, an industry-leading manufacturer of cutting machines and solutions, and ACG Nyström, a well-established full-service supplier of textile machinery and software, enhance long-standing partnership to streamline sales, service, and support of Eastman automated equipment across Scandinavia and the Baltic states.

ACG Nyström, part of ACG Gruppen, is now an exclusive supplier of Eastman’s automated line and will act as a hub for imported equipment, parts, and consumables. The updated alliance will result in a shorter lead time and direct delivery within the European Union.

“Our unique partnership with ACG Nyström was established many years ago and I am proud to see continued growth and cooperation,” says Robert Stevenson, Eastman CEO.


“Combined, we have over 200 years of experience in the textile industry, calling for a powerful partnership. I look forward to seeing the added capabilities our collaboration creates.”

The relationship between Eastman Machine and ACG began over 100 years ago when Carl Axel Gustafsson sourced manual Eastman cutting equipment for his brand-new agency, A C Gustafsson AB, in Stockholm, Sweden. The Stockholm area was booming with textile manufacturers during the 1920s and ACG quickly solidified its position as an elite supplier of textile machinery. In September of 1961, Reimar Westerlind took over the company and has been leading ACG Nyström for the past 60 years. The executive team of ACG Nyström consists of Reimar Westerlind, Owner, Thomas Arvidsson, CEO, and Per-Martin Dahlqvist, Vice President.

For the past 20 years, ACG Nyström exclusively sold, installed, and serviced Gerber Cutting Technology equipment. With the recent acquisition by Lectra, ACG Nyström decided to cut ties with Gerber and strengthen its partnership with the American-based Eastman Machine Company. “We are happy to have signed a new long-term agreement with Eastman,” says Thomas Arvidsson.

Being family-owned businesses, excellence is at the forefront of both Eastman and ACG Nyström. Combined, the duo has installed over 3,000 automated cutting systems worldwide and distributed hundreds of thousands of manual cutting machines.

“Eastman’s broad product range will create new opportunities for us at ACG Nyström,” says Per-Martin Dahlqvist. “Together, we have extensive knowledge and experience.”

Eastman Machine Co. and ACG Nyström will be co-exhibitors at Texprocess in Frankfurt, Germany during June 21-24, 2022. They will demonstrate multi-ply cutting on the Talon, and other material handling equipment, in hall 8 stand E52.

About ACG Nyström: ACG Nyström is the market-leading full-service provider to the textile industry, providing equipment and service as well as software solutions and consultancies in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Ukraine, and the Baltic states. Since 1921, ACG Nyström has been supporting and innovating within the textile industry, making it the given partner for the entire textile value chain.


Eastman Machine Company Eastman Machine Company is a cutting machine manufacturer, providing custom engineered solutions and innovative technologies for a variety of industries. Eastman offers the industry’s widest range of classic, hand-held and manually-operated fabric cutting machines; as well as a comprehensive line of fully automated, computerized cutting and plotting systems.


Manufactured with the highest quality materials, built to precise specifications, and subject to rigorous testing, Eastman’s line of cutting systems have been setting the standard for over a century. Matched to specific customer needs, Eastman has a solution for virtually every cutting requirement. Our promise to craft reliable, quality, American-made solutions means that your Eastman product is guaranteed to perform and ensure your production requirements are realized. You’re partnering with a team dedicated to your productivity and performance.


This press release was issued May 2, 2022. Eastman Machine Company is a member of SPESA.


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