Mazak Moves Into Expanded National Technology Center
Company completes second of three major expansion projects at Kentucky campus
Florence, Kentucky, December 13, 2012 – Mazak Corporation today announced its National Service Department and Training Department will move into the company's expanded National Technology Center & Center for Multi-Tasking and Manufacturing Excellence in Florence, Kentucky, effective December 18, 2012. All customer training courses will be conducted in the new larger facility beginning the week of January 7, 2013.
The National Technology Center marks the second of three major expansions that will add significantly to Mazak's Kentucky manufacturing campus, ultimately increasing its total floor space to 800,000 square feet and positioning it as one of the largest machine tool factories in the country. The first of the three expansions was that of the company's North American Parts Center and Spindle Repair Department, which allows Mazak to now stock over 52,000 unique part numbers valued at more than $65 million to provide customers with one of the industry's most expansive spare parts inventories. The third and most significant expansion is that of Mazak's manufacturing plant that will boost the company's production capacity to as many as 200 machines per month to meet the needs of various types of machines and support.
"The expanded National Technology Center will provide customers with significantly enhanced applications support and customer's learning opportunities," said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. "We will also be able to demonstrate larger-size machines and automation systems to create increased opportunities for process and productivity solutions, including complete turnkey manufacturing systems."
The National Technology Center, which opened in 1996 and was doubled in size as the result of a 2006 expansion, has now grown from 69,000 to 100,183 square feet of space. Included is the addition of seven new high bay areas in the technology hall that was enlarged by 12,000 square feet, making the entire building a total of 625 feet in length. With an additional 18,750 square feet of office space, which includes a new second story, the Technology Center office area now houses six new dedicated customer-training classrooms and space for the company's National Service Department and MAZATROL Control Support Group. The facility provides ample room for customer hands-on training courses as well as machine maintenance training classes. For a complete list of available training classes, please visit https://support.mazakcorp.com.
Mazak's National Technology Center is the hub for its eight Regional Technology Centers and, as such, enhances the company's customer support capabilities throughout North America. Together, Mazak's Technology Centers play a key role in the company's comprehensive Optimum Plus service and support program. Each Technology Center offers full access to advanced Multi-Tasking and five-axis machines, training courses, applications assistance and seminars, parts support and leading-edge networking and manufacturing technologies, which collectively provide Mazak customers with the resources required to achieve lean, efficient manufacturing operations.
About Mazak Corporation
Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productivity-improving machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky recently increased its production capacity to 135 machines per month in 2011. Continuous training and development of the workforce has created a "lean" culture, which has created opportunities for continuing growth in America. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to its customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit www.mazakusa.com or follow us on Twitter at @MazakCorp and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MazakCorp.