Company History

We are the first Japanese machine tool manufacturers to start overseas production, and we have established multiple manufacturing plants worldwide.

1919 - 1950

1919-Yamazaki Sadakichi founded Yamazaki Machinery in Nagoya and began manufacturing of straw mat weaving machinery.
1923-Established a new factory in Atsuta, Nagoya
1927SeptemberBegan the manufacturing of machine tools including lathes and milling machines.
1928-Developed the first commercial machine tool.
1934-Developed the first motor-drive roll lathe.
1939-Established Yamazaki Machinery sales department.
1946MayTeruyuki Yamazaki joined company.

1951 - 1970

-Began manufacturing of high-speed, high-precision lathes (LA,LB,LC and LD series).
1961MayExpanded to overseas market. Exported 3 LD series to Indonesia.
OctoberOguchi plant began operation.
NovemberJoined Japan Machine Tool Builders' Association.
1962JuneThe industry's first export to the United States, a large-scale contract for 200 LE series lathes.
SeptemberPresident Sadakichi Yamazaki passed away.
OctoberTeruyuki Yamazaki appointed president.
1963MayAnnounced the brand "MAZAK" and began mass production of Mazak lathes.
1965JulyMoved Headquarters to new plant in Oguchi.
1968JulyEstablished Yamazaki Machinery Corporation in New York, U.S.A.
SeptemberDeveloped the first Mazak NC lathe, MTC series.
1970AprilDeveloped the first Mazak machining center, BTC No. 5.
AprilEstablished Dusseldorf, West Germany offices.  

1971 - 1990

1971SeptemberDeveloped the first adaptive control lathe, MTC-1500R-AC, in Japan.
1974JulyCompleted Yamazaki Machinery Corporation (current name: Mazak Corporation) Facility in Greater Cincinnati.
AugustEstablished Yamazaki Machinery Europe N.V. in Leuven, Belgium.
NovemberDeveloped the machining system YMS-30.
OctoberCompleted world headquarters Technical Center in Oguchi.
JulyEstablished Yamazaki Machinery U.K. Ltd.
FebruaryEstablished Yamazaki Maquinas Herramientas S.A. de C.V., Mexico.
AprilEstablished Yamazaki Machinery Deutschland GmbH in Frankfurt.
JuneDeveloped world’s first conversational CNC system for lathes, the MAZATROL T1. Developed CNC lathe QUICK TURN 10.
OctoberYamazaki Machinery Corporation joined NMTBA (current name: AMT).
OctoberUnmanned nighttime FMF plant began operation at Oguchi Headquarters.
1982FebruaryEstablished MAZAK SERVICE FRANCE S.A. near Paris.
JulyChanged company name to Mazak Corporation from Yamazaki Machinery Corporation.
NovemberYamazaki Mazak Deutschland GmbH headquarters moved to Göppingen.
1983AprilDeveloped multi-tasking machine, SLANT TURN 40N ATC Mill Center.
MayCompleted Minokamo plant.
DecemberDeveloped unmanned operation system MAZATROL FMS.
1984OctoberDeveloped CO2 laser processing machine, LASER PATH 4040.
1985NovemberChanged company name to Yamazaki Mazak Corporation from Yamazaki Machinery Works, Ltd.
1987JuneYamazaki Machinery U.K. (current name: YAMAZAKI MAZAK U.K. LTD.) began full-scale operation of CIM plant in Europe.
NovemberEstablished Tokyo Tsukuba Techno Hall.
1988MarchYamazaki Machinery U.K. exported CNC machine tools to Japan for the first time.
SeptemberMazak Corporation received a All-American Top 10 Best Company Award.

1991 - 2000

1991OctoberYamazaki Machinery U.K. received a Best in the World Companies Award in the machine tool field from the Swedish Royal Academy of Science.
1992April"Queen's Award for Export Achievement" awarded to Yamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd.
MayYAMAZAKI MAZAK SINGAPORE PTE., LTD. began plant operation.
DecemberYamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd. obtained ISO-9001 certifications.
1993AugustDeveloped automatic aluminum wheel manufacturing system, AW Factory 650.
AugustDeveloped PALLETECH MANUFACTURING SYSTEM which can be easily expanded.
1995OctoberMazak Corporation received a Philip B Crosby Award.
NovemberYamazaki Mazak headquarters and 4 manufacturing plants in Japan obtained ISO-9001 certifications. 
1996OctoberDeveloped FF-510, the ultra-high-speed horizontal machining center which has a rapid traverse rate acceleration of over 1G.
DecemberYamazaki Mazak Italia S.R.L. opened Technology Center.
1997MayYamazaki Mazak France S.A.S. opened Technology Center.
SeptemberDeveloped multi-tasking machine with Y-axis, INTEGREX 200Y.
DecemberMazak Sulamericana Ltda opened Technology Center.
1998FebruaryOpened Technology Center in Pune, India (current name: Yamazaki Mazak India Pvt., Ltd.).
MarchYamazaki Mazak Netherland B.V. opened Technology Center.
JuneCompleted Oguchi Plant Cyber Factory designed for networking of whole production facility.
JuneDeveloped MAZATROL FUSION 640 CNC system that fuses NC and PC.
OctoberEstablished Shanghai Technology Center (current name: YAMAZAKI MAZAK TECHNOLOGY (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.)
1999SeptemberYamazaki Mazak Singapore Pte. Ltd. obtained ISO-9001 certifications.
October80th anniversary of the establishment of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation “Touch the Future 100” was held.
OctoberDeveloped multi-face 5-axis machine VARIAXIS 200
2000MayNingxia Little Giant Machine Tool Co., Ltd., cyber ​​plant in China began operation.
AugustThe founder of Yamazaki Mazak, Sadakichi Yamazaki, was honored by being included in the American Machinist's Hall of Innovators as a founder of the world-renowned company and as an innovative person in the 1910s.

2001 - 2010

2001AprilEstablished Yamazaki Mazak Taiwan Corp., Taiwan Technology Center.
JuneTeruyuki Yamazaki was appointed Chairman and CEO.
Yoshihiko Yamazaki was appointed Senior Vice Chairman.
Tomohisa Yamazaki was appointed President.
SeptemberDeveloped advanced multi-tasking machine INTEGREX e series.
2002FebruaryYamazaki Mazak headquarters and 4 manufacturing plants in Japan obtained ISO-14000 certification.
JulyDeveloped new generation, world-class machine tools produced worldwide, NEXUS series.
2003MayEstablished Yamazaki Mazak Korea Co., Ltd., Korea Technology Center.
2004MayDeveloped UN-600V and UN-600H designed for high productivity with extremely compact floor space requirements.
JuneEstablished Yamazaki Mazak Central Europe s.r.o in Czech.
OctoberIntroduced MAZACARE support system in the Japanese market.
2005SeptemberDeveloped new generation CNC system, MAZATROL MATRIX.
SeptemberEquipped all INTEGREX 200-IV models with intelligent functions.
2006AprilEstablished World Technology Center in Minokamo, Japan.
NovemberCompleted Minokamo Plant 2.
2007AprilQueen's Award for Export Achievement awarded to Yamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd.

Developed compact multi-tasking machine, INTEGREX i-150.

SeptemberYamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd. developed VTC 800/30SR.
2008AprilCompleted the underground factory of Yamazaki Mazak Optonics Corporation.
AugustCompleted Cyber Spindle Factory and World Parts Center at Minokamo Plant 2.
OctoberCompleted Thailand Technology Center. (Current: MAZAK (THAILAND) CO., LTD.).
2009AugustCompleted World R&D Center (World Research and Development Center).
NovemberEstablished large-scale support base (European Technology Center) in U.K.
2010AprilOpened The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art.
JuneOpened Guangzhou Technology Center in China.
AugustOpened Dalian Technology Center in China.
NovemberNew focus on ergonomics for all products.

2011 - 2020

2011AprilRelocated and expanded India Technology Center.
JuneRelocated and expanded Houston (Southwest) Technology Center.
SeptemberChairman and CEO Teruyuki Yamazaki passed away.
NovemberOpened Leipzig Technology Center in Germany.
2012MarchRelocated and expanded Duesseldorf Technology Center.
MarchOpened Poland Technology Center.
AprilOpened Czech Technology Center.
2013MarchYamazaki Mazak Machine Tool (Liaoning) Co., Ltd. began operation.
MarchRelocated and expanded Korea Technology Center.
JuneRelocated and expanded Brazil Technology Center.
JuneHis Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, visited Yamazaki Mazak's European headquarters.
JulyOpened Technical Centers in Indonesia and Vietnam.
2014MarchExpanded Yamazaki Mazak Singapore Pte., Ltd. Cyber Factory and New South East Asia Technology Center.
July40th anniversary of Mazak Corporation production in the U.S.A.
SeptemberIntroduced new CNC system, MAZATROL SmoothX.
OctoberIntroduced two hybrid multi-tasking machines.
2015JanuaryIntroduction of MAZAK iSMART FactoryTM concept.
MarchMazak expands European Parts Center in Belgium.
SeptemberRelease of MAZATROL SmoothG and MAZATROL SmoothC CNC system.
NovemberMazak Corporation together with Cisco developed MAZAK SMARTBOX, a launch platform for easy and highly secure entrance into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
2016FebruaryYamazaki Mazak Inabe plant announced.
AprilOpened Setouchi Technology Center in Japan.
MayOpened Hungary Technology Center.
MayOpened China Parts Center.
SeptemberOpened Aerospace Technology Center.
NovemberDeveloped hybrid multi-tasking machine VARIAXIS j-600 AM.
NovemberAnnouncement of Mazak and Cisco collaboration.
2017MarchAnnouncement of Mazak and Muratec (AS/RS) collaboration.
MayThe “Mazak iSMART FactoryTM " began operation at Yamazaki Mazak Headquarters in Japan.
MayIntegration of the two production bases in Minokamo, Japan and the plan for the Mazak iSMART FactoryTM were announced.
June25th anniversary of the production at the Singapore plant.
SeptemberDeveloped high speed, high accuracy UD-400/5X 5-axis machining center designed for molds and high precision machining.
2018MayInabe plant in Inabe, Japan began operation after completion of first stage of construction.
SeptemberDeveloped hybrid multi-tasking machine INTEGREX AG series integrating multi-tasking machine with gear cutting.
OctoberIntroduction of the hybrid multi-tasking machine VARIAXIS j-600/5X AM integrating the world’s first blue laser additive manufacturing and machining.
NovemberDeveloped Smooth Ai spindle which minimizes chatter for high precision machining surfaces and higher productivity by utilizing AI.
NovemberDeveloped 3D direct diode laser processing machine FG-220 DDL.
NovemberIntroduction of Mazak iCONNECTTM utilizing IoT.
2019JuneTomohisa Yamazaki was appointed Chairman and CEO and Takashi Yamazaki was appointed President.
JulyDeveloped high speed fiber laser processing machine for cutting small diameter round pipe structural material FT-150 FIBER.
SeptemberDeveloped new multi-tasking machine INTEGREX i-H series.
SeptemberDeveloped next generation MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC system with MAZATROL TWINS software.
SeptemberDeveloped new simultaneous 5-axis machining center VARIAXIS C-600.
NovemberOpened The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Machine Tools.
NovemberIntegrated the two production facilities into a “Mazak iSMART FactoryTM” and began operation in Minokamo, Japan.
2020FebruaryOpened Florida Technology Center.
MayOpened Northern California Technology Center.
JulyDeveloped 5-face double column machining center FJW-100/160.
NovemberDeveloped compact CNC turning center QTE series.
NovemberDeveloped new MAZATROL SmoothEz CNC system.
NovemberDeveloped simultaneous 5-axis machining center VARIAXIS i-800 NEO.
NovemberDeveloped horizontal machining center HCN-6800 NEO.

2021 - Present

2021AprilIntroduction of Mazak iCONNECTTM WEB service.
JuneDeveloped automated system with cobot, Ez LOADER 10.
OctoberDeveloped 3D fiber laser processing machine FG-220.
2022FebruaryDeveloped fiber laser processing machine OPTIPLEX 3015 NEO.
AprilDeveloped vertical machining center VCN-460 / VCN-600.
AprilRelocated Denmark Technology Center.
MayDeveloped 3D fiber laser processing machine FG-400 NEO.
JuneOpened Rumania Technical Center.
OctoberDeveloped 5-axis machining center VARIAXIS i-700 NEO.
OctoberDeveloped horizontal machining center HCN-4000 NEO / HCN-5000 NEO.
NovemberDeveloped friction stir welding machine FSW-460V.
2023MarchYAMAZAKI MAZAK MACHINE TOOLS PVT. LTD. (India manufacturing plant) started operation.
AprilStarted sales of MAZATROL DX, software that digitally transforms work processes.
JuneRelocated and expanded China Dalian Technology Center.
OctoberDeveloped automated system with cobot, Ez LOADER 30.