News Releases

June 2019

Yamazaki Mazak Corporation Announces Leadership Transition

FLORENCE, Ky., June 11, 2019 – Manufacturing technology leader Yamazaki Mazak Corporation has announced that President Tomohisa Yamazaki will become the company’s chairman while Vice President Takashi Yamazaki has been named the new president. The transition, which will take effect June 24 and coincides with the company’s 100th anniversary, is the result of a long-planned leadership evolution designed to position the company for continued growth while cementing its ability to provide support to manufacturers around the world.

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Mazak Congratulates Team Penske on 18th Indy 500 Victory

FLORENCE, Ky., June 10, 2019 – Mazak Corporation, a longtime technical sponsor for Team Penske, extends its congratulations to Simon Pagenaud and the entire team for their victory at the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Pagenaud won his 13th-career IndyCar victory and brought the Borg Warner Trophy back to Team Penske for another year, marking the team’s 18th victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s premier event and its first back-to-back win since 2001-2002.

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Mazak Corporation Announces New Distributor for Southern Ohio

FLORENCE, Ky., June 1, 2019 – As part of its continuous efforts to further expand its support of U.S. manufacturers with exceptional customer service and advanced manufacturing technology, Mazak Corporation has announced that Knox Machinery, located in Franklin, Ohio, will represent the company as its southern Ohio distributor, effective immediately.

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May 2019

Mazak Expands State-of-the-Art Spindle Rebuild Center in Kentucky

FLORENCE, Ky., May 29, 2019 – With the expansion of its industry-leading Spindle Rebuild Department, Mazak will reset the bar for efficiency and quality in OEM-factory-certified spindle rebuild services. The expanded and newly updated department, which will now be located in the South Building on Mazak’s Kentucky manufacturing campus, will further improve the company’s ability to quickly deliver spindles and reduce customer downtime.

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April 2019

Mazak to Showcase Additive Innovations at RAPID + TCT

FLORENCE, Ky., April 22, 2019 – Mazak will feature several of its groundbreaking HYBRID Multi-Tasking technologies, including HOT WIRE AM (HWD) and LASER METAL DEPOSITION (AM) along with AUTO GEAR (AG) and Friction Stir Welding (FSW), at RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit, MI. Visitors to booth 2165 will learn how machines with these innovative functions combine both additive and conventional subtractive capabilities to handle the most demanding, complex parts in single setups for complete part processing.

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Mazak Northeast Event to Feature Advanced Technology and Skilled-Labor Networking

Mazak will host a special Discover More with Mazak™ Technology + Education event at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on May 14-16, 2019. Manufacturers in the region can explore advanced technologies designed to address their practical application challenges with enhanced precision, flexibility and productivity. Attendees also will have opportunities to network with skilled labor and representatives of local machining education programs.

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Mazak Showcases Large Part Production and Advanced CNCs at WMTS

At WMTS 2019 in Booth 213, Mazak Canada will offer live demonstrations of Multi-Tasking capabilities and SmoothG controls to attendees in industries including oil and gas. Machine demonstrations will feature two machines manufactured in the company's award-winning Florence, Kentucky facility.

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Mazak Continues to Expand Customer Support Network with New Florida Facility

FLORENCE, Ky., April 8, 2019 – In line with its on-going dedication to customer support, Mazak will open a new Florida Technical Center centrally located in the Orlando area to serve manufacturers of all sizes throughout the state, including Florida’s “space coast,” Tampa and Jacksonville regions. The new facility will provide local and immediate access to demonstrations of the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies along with sales, service, application and training support.

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February 2019

Mazak to Host Midwest Advanced Manufacturing Technology Event

FLORENCE, Ky., February 12, 2019 – Mazak will host an annual Discover More with Mazak™ Technology and Education Event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, on May 9, 2019, featuring live machines showcasing advanced Mazak technologies. This event also will incorporate the 28th annual Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) Precision Machining Competition for Illinois high school students who demonstrate outstanding skills with manufacturing technologies.

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Mazak Distributor Magnum Precision Opens New Facility

FLORENCE, Ky., February 7, 2019 – Mazak distributor Magnum Precision Machines, serving Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, West Texas and parts of Northern Mexico, will host a special grand opening to celebrate its new, Arizona headquarters located in Phoenix. Scheduled for March 26-27, 2019, the event will feature advanced live machine demonstrations and facility tours from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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January 2019

Mazak Spotlights Cost-Effective High-Production Solutions at PMTS 2019

FLORENCE, Ky., January 16, 2019 – Mazak Corporation will showcase its machine tool solutions for medium to high-volume small-parts applications at the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) 2019. The company will give visitors the opportunity to experience the DONE IN ONE® capabilities of the HQR-150MSY Multi-Tasking Turning Center and the versatile QTG-50 Gang-Tooling CNC Turning Center at booth #3077 in the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, April 2-4.

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Mazak to Invest $8.5 Million in Kentucky Manufacturing Operations

FLORENCE, Ky., January 15, 2019 – With an aggressive plan in place, Mazak Corporation has announced it will invest $8.5 million in new manufacturing technology for its Florence, Kentucky, Mazak iSmart Factory operations. The investment encompasses the installation of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing cell with fully automated storage and retrieval system, six of Mazak’s most advanced machine tools and several Mazak SMOOTH Technologies.

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