Mazak Celebrates 50 Years Of Kentucky Manufacturing Excellence

POSTED ON 5/31/2024 – This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Mazak North American manufacturing operations in Florence, Kentucky. Through its industry leadership in manufacturing innovation and technology, engineering and customer support, the company has securely positioned itself as a champion of the North American manufacturing industry. 

Since the facility’s opening in 1974, Mazak has continued to honor and build on the vision of its founder, the late Teruyuki (Terry) Yamazaki, former Chairman of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation. That vision hinged on the fact that machine tool companies must be close to the markets they serve to gain a complete understanding of the manufacturing culture and to support the industry in the best possible way.

“Mazak Kentucky was the first global facility outside of the company’s headquarters in Japan,” pointed out Dan Janka, President of Mazak Corporation. “At Mazak Kentucky, we constantly invest in the research, development and equipment to continuously evolve our manufacturing operations and the products we produce. As a result, we’ve maintained a leadership position and have brought a world of technological firsts to the industry, from our Multi-Tasking DONE IN ONE® machine concept to advanced digital solutions, innovative automation systems and more.”

As a company dedicated to continuous improvement and to always exceeding customer expectations, Mazak has experienced 20 expansions at its Florence, Kentucky, manufacturing campus and currently produces more than 70 different machining solutions at the facility. With almost one million-sq.-ft., the facility designs and builds machine tools and manufacturing technology that ensure its customers reduce costs and maximize their productivity.

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