Company News

June 2017

Mazak to unveil full Industry 4.0 solution at EMO 2017

Industry 4.0 will be placed at the centre of Yamazaki Mazak’s EMO 2017 stand with the unveiling of the company’s iSmart factory concept along with 25 new machines, including 15 making their world debuts. The iSmart factory concept utilises Mazak’s Industry 4.0 infrastructure which enables machine users to make the vital step-up from automated cell manufacturing to a completely connected Industry 4.0 factory of the future.

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April 2017

Mazak to open new Technical Centre in Poland

Official Opening Open House: Thursday 11th May 2017, 9:00 – 15:00 Yamazaki Mazak has announced the official opening of its new Technical Centre Poznan, in north-west Poland, to increase the local support the company offers its customers in this growing region of Central Europe.

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March 2017

Mazak appoints Richard Smith as new European Group Managing Director

Yamazaki Mazak has appointed Richard Smith as its new European Group Managing Director. He takes over from Marcus Burton who will remain with the company in a new Non-Executive role. Mr Smith, who will take up his new role in April, will have responsibility for all of Mazak’s operations in Europe, including the manufacturing operations in the UK.

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February 2017

McLaren-Honda extends exclusive machine tool partnership with Mazak

McLaren-Honda has further extended its contract with Yamazaki Mazak, ensuring the manufacturer continues in its role as the sole Official Supplier of CNC machine tools to the McLaren-Honda Formula One team. Mazak has supplied the team for 18 years, and currently has a total of 33 machines installed at the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey, including multi-tasking and multi-axis machines from the INTEGREX and VARIAXIS series.

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Mazak makes major investment in UK manufacturing

Yamazaki Mazak has signalled a renewed commitment to growing its UK manufacturing presence with a major investment at its European manufacturing plant in Worcester. As part of a programme to increase manufacturing capacity at the Worcester plant, the company has invested in two new VERSATECH machining centres, which are manufactured in Mazak’s Japanese manufacturing facilities. The VERSATECH machines will be used to precision machine the cast-iron beds used on all the machine tools manufactured at the Worcester plant.

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January 2017

The laser revolution

Yamazaki Mazak had a strong showing at this year's EuroBLECH new laser cutting and automation systems making their world debuts, including a new Direct Diode Laser (DDL) cutting system.

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