During this year's CIMT in Beijing SCHIESS GmbH exhibited the machining center ASCAMILL as well as the vertical turning lathe ASCATURN. We had an exceptionally positive feedback from customers and prospects. During fruitful discussions a lot of inquieries were generated. Machines of the whole ASCA series are designed and manufactured for 100 per cent by SCHIESS GmbH in Aschersleben. This series, derived from the worldwide known and very appreciated large machines of HORIMASTER and VERTIMASTER series, offers the customer a clear technical and for all productions processes suitable portfolio, combined with an excellent price-performance ratio.