Long-time Mazak Distributor Launches TSM Group

FLORENCE, Ky., March 7, 2024 – Mazak is pleased to announce the addition of The Shelton Machinery (TSM) Group to its robust network of certified distributors. Long-time Mazak distributor Shelton Machinery launched TSM Group through the acquisition of Concept Technical Sales, Inc., now Concept Machinery, and most recently, Municipal Tool & Machinery, now Municipal Machinery. Together the three companies form a new parent organization under which they will all now operate as one of the industry’s largest manufacturing solutions providers and supplier of Mazak manufacturing equipment.

TSM Group will serve metalworking shops and manufacturers in Indiana, Kentucky, southern Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. All TSM Group companies, Shelton Machinery, Concept Machinery and Municipal Machinery, are long-time certified distributors of Mazak machine tools and provide comprehensive advanced manufacturing sales, technology demonstrations, service and support. 

With the launch of TSM Group, Shelton Machinery contributes directly to Mazak’s commitment to maintaining a balanced model of direct sales and distribution in North America. That commitment entails partnering with only the best distributors, reflecting the company’s stead-fast dedication to continuous improvement, ongoing excellence and the utmost in customer service.

“Our balanced approach matches the pace of the company’s innovation in terms of production requirements and increased customer demand,” said Mazak President Dan Janka. “This strategic approach also optimizes core competencies in various areas, ensuring customers have access to the resources they need to succeed.”

In 2015, Shelton expanded its North American footprint through the acquisition of Concept Technical Sales, Inc, which has served customers in Kansas and western Missouri for over 34 years. With the acquisition of Municipal Tool & Machinery, Shelton Machinery added 55,000 sq. miles to its service territory and further strengthened its leadership position among North American technology distributors. Municipal Tool & Machinery is located in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

According to Nick Shelton, co-owner and president of TSM Group, a family-owned company headquartered in Indiana, TSM Group will extend both the reach and impact of the organization. “With direct service in five states, TSM Group will be one of the industry’s strongest distributor networks,” said Shelton. “My co-owner Jeff Tucker and I have brought together a brain trust of professionals, all serving under the TSM Group umbrella who are solely focused on advancing our customers by anticipating and responding to their manufacturing technology needs.”

About Mazak Corporation

Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productive machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky produces over 70 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5-axis models, Hybrid Additive processing machines and Swiss Turning Machines. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Mazak iSMART Factory™ to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit www.mazakusa.com or follow us on social media.