Specializes in the design and construction of in-line, rotary, indexing, continuous motion, power/free, and contact insertion process equipment.

Automation is a necessity for all types of manufacturers; pharmaceuticals, electronics, electric controls, automotive, plastics and packaging. Wherever there is a need for fast, efficient and repetitive assembly of parts, you will find our equipment.

When it comes to a custom assembly system, Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Central Machines Inc. offers some of the most innovative automation systems in the industry. The company has specialized in continuous motion, indexing dial, high-speed terminal insertion equipment, cap lining and closing machines since 1995.

Central Machines provides custom turnkey automation systems and stand alone machines. We work with customers from all stages of a project and meet their unique specifications.

Vice President Peter Kendler is proud that his company invests in new software and updates its equipment on a routine basis. Because of this continuous improvement, we helps our customers become more efficient.


Central Machines was formed in March 1995 by Gerhard Kendler. It started in a 2,500-square-foot industrial condo in Wheeling, IL.

In 1997, Central Machines knocked a hole through the wall to the adjacent building, making it a 5,000-square-foot facility. Then in 2001 a 15,000-square-foot free-standing building was purchased. In 2007, another 35,000-square-foot facility was purchased and all operations were moved to this new building.