Looking Forward to the Next 100 Years of Discovering More with Mazak

When standing on the floor of the Mazak iSMART Factory™ in Florence, Kentucky, surrounded by the state-of-the-art technology manufacturers now work with every day, it’s easy to forget that nearly a century ago, Sadakichi Yamazaki founded Yamazaki Machinery as a company focused on machines to weave straw mats. Less than a decade later, the company began producing its first machine tools, and by 1963, it had officially created the brand that remains synonymous with innovation and quality to this day. And 50 years ago, in 1968, Mazak Corporation arrived in North America, where it continues to flourish.

For the year leading up to our parent company’s 100th anniversary, we could focus on the past: after all, we’ve transformed the industry again and again with breakthrough solutions like 5-axis machining, Multi-Tasking and HYBRID. When people see our orange logo, they know it means the highest quality of manufacturing technology, a definition derived from 100 years of success. But instead of looking backwards at the past, we prefer to look ahead to the next hundred years and to the future we’re building together.

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