FLORENCE, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2013) — With numerous production advancements and innovations accomplished over the years, respected Northern Kentucky machine tool maker Mazak Corp. marks another U.S. manufacturing milestone at its Florence, Ky., plant with the completion of the 30,000th machine tool built at that facility. The machine, a QUICK TURN SMART 350 Turning Center, shipped on Sept. 5, 2013, to Mazak customer Custom Machine Inc. in Tiffin, Ohio, a company that specializes in providing precision machining services.
Since 1974, Mazak’s Kentucky manufacturing operations have grown from producing a select number of less complex machines to more than 100 different models, including sophisticated 5-axis and Multi-Tasking machines. Many of these models are designed and manufactured in the United States, but shipped across North America and to export markets. The company’s customer base continues to expand and currently encompasses the automotive, aerospace, energy, electronics, heavy equipment, medical and contract machining industries among others.
“This is an exciting milestone for our entire company, and Mazak extends its sincerest gratitude to Custom Machine and to all our customers for their continued loyalty and trust over the years,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corp. “Our customers consistently drive us to grow and develop new and innovative manufacturing solutions to meet their toughest challenges – we share this success together with them.”
The 30,000th machine joins the ranks of Mazak’s other recent Kentucky manufacturing milestones that have resulted from the company’s commitment to continuous improvement to better serve its customers. Other recent accomplishments include three major expansions to its Kentucky operations, increasing total floor space to 800,000 square feet and making the campus one of the largest of its kind in North America.
This progressive approach to growth and improvement furthers Mazak’s operations, which, in turn, allows the company to provide customers such as Custom Machine with the advanced technology they need delivered as quickly as possible to keep pace with today’s increased production demands. With the completion of its plant expansion, Mazak boosts its manufacturing plant production capacity to 200 machines per month, depending on mix of models, to meet the needs of a wide range of applications.