Breton, S.p.A., the 39-year-old manufacturer of stoneworking equipment based in Treviso, Italy, has named Performance Machine Systems USA, Inc. of Deerfield Beach, FL, as its importer of marble and granite cutting machines in North America. Effective immediately, Performance Machine Systems will handle the import, sale and distribution of Breton's Contoursaw, Contourbreton, Goldenedge and Spiderbreton lines of profiling, cutting and sawing machines in the U.S. and Canada.

Performance Machine Systems will rely on over 10 years of import, sales and service experience with CNC machines. They add Breton's Stone Tech line to their selection of imported equipment, which includes Breton's Machine Tool line of high-speed, 5-axis CNC machine tools, Bolla traveling column CNC machines from Italy and AWEA CNC machines from Taiwan.

Breton's line of stone cutting technology will be on display at several upcoming trade shows, including the International Tile and Stone Show in Las Vegas, NV, from October 24 to 27, Booth # 7102; StonExpo in Baltimore, MD, from December 5 to 7, Booth 1009; Coverings in Orlando, FL, from March 24 to 27, 2003; and the Kitchen and Bath show in Orlando, FL, from April 11 to 13, 2003 (featuring the ContourBreton NC 250). For the latest machinery brochures, customers can call Performance Machine Systems at 800-405-1003 or visit