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Mazak History

"Yamazaki Mazak began the establishment of overseas facilities in 1974. Today, Yamazaki Mazak has 5 manufacturing plants in the U.S.A, U.K, Singapore and China. Through this global network, Yamazaki Mazak has been supplying high quality before and after-sales service and support developing strong relationships with customers all over the world."

1919-1950

1919
Mar

Yamazaki Machinery founded by Sadakichi Yamazaki. (Nagoya)

Began the manufacturing of straw mat weaving machinery.

1923
-

Established a new factory in Atsuta, Nagoya

1927
Sep

Began 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

1946
May

Teruyuki Yamazaki joined company

1919 Yamazaki Machinery founded by Sadakichi Yamazaki. (Nagoya)

1928 Developed the first commercial machine tool

1951-1970

1959
-

Began manufacturing of high-speed, high-precision lathes (LA,LB,LC and LD series)

1961
May

Expanded to overseas market. Exported 3 LD series to Indonesia,

Oct

Oguchi plant began operation

Nov

Joined Japan Machine Tool Builders' Association

1962
Jun

First export to U.S.A., 200 LE series lathes

Sep

President Sadakichi Yamazaki passed away

Oct

Teruyuki Yamazaki appointed president

1963
May

Introduced Mazak brand and began production of Mazak lathes

1965
Jul

Moved Headquarters to new plant in Oguchi

1968
Jul

Established Yamazaki Machinery Corporation in New York, U.S.A.

Sep

Developed the first Mazak NC lathe, MTC series

1970
Apr

Developed the first Mazak machining center, BTC No. 5

Apr

Established Dusseldorf, West Germany offices

1963 Introduced Mazak brand and began production of Mazak lathes

1968 Developed the first Mazak NC lathe MTC 1000M

1970 Developed the first Mazak machining center, BTC No. 5

1971-1990

1971
Sep

Developed the first adaptive control lathe, MTC-1500R-AC, in Japan

1974
Jul

Completed Yamazaki Machinery Corporation (current name Mazak Corporation)Facility in Greater Cincinnati

1975
Aug

Established Yamazaki Machinery Europe N.V. in Leuven, Belgium

1976
Nov

Developed the machining system YMS-30

1979
Oct

Completed world headquarters Technical Center in Oguchi

1980
Jul

Established Yamazaki Machinery U.K. Ltd.

1981
Feb

Established Yamazaki Maquinas Herramientas S.A. de C.V., Mexico

Apr

Established Yamazaki Machinery Deutschland GmbH in Frankfurt

Jun

"Developed world’s first conversational CNC system for lathes, the MAZATROL T-1. Developed CNC lathe QUICK TURN 10"

Oct

Yamazaki Machinery Corporation joined NMTBA (now AMT)

Oct

FMF began unmanned operation at Oguchi Plant

1982
Feb

Established MAZAK SERVICE FRANCE S.A. near Paris

Jul

Changed company name to Mazak Corporation from Yamazaki Machinery Corporation

Nov

Yamazaki Mazak Deutschland GmbH headquarters moved to Goppingen

1983
Apr

Developed multi-tasking machine, SLANT TURN 40N ATC Mill Center

May

Completed Minokamo plant

Dec

Developed unmanned operation system MAZATROL FMS

1984
Oct

Developed CO2 laser processing machine, LASER PATH 4040

1985
Nov

Changed company name to Yamazaki Mazak Corporation from Yamazaki Machinery Works, Ltd.

1987
Jun

Yamazaki Machinery U.K. (now YAMAZAKI MAZAK U.K. LTD.) began full-scale operation of CIM plant in Europe

Nov

Established Tokyo Tsukuba Techno Hall

1988
Mar

Yamazaki Machinery U.K. first exporting of CNC machine tools to Japan

Sep

Mazak Corporation received a All-American Top 10 Best Company Award.

1974 Completed Yamazaki Machinery Corporation (current name Mazak Corporation)Facility in Greater Cincinnati

1976 Developed the machining system YMS-30

1981 Developed world’s first conversational CNC system for lathes, the MAZATROL T-1.

1981 Developed CNC lathe QUICK TURN 10

1982 Developed multi-tasking machine, SLANT TURN 40N ATC Mill Center

1983 Completed Minokamo plant

1984 Developed CO2 laser processing machine, LASER PATH 4040

1987 Yamazaki Machinery U.K. (now YAMAZAKI MAZAK U.K. LTD.) began full-scale operation of CIM plant in Europe

1988 All-American Top 10 Best Company Award

1991-2000

1991
Oct

Yamazaki Machinery U.K. received a Best in the World Companies Award in the machine tool field from the Swedish Royal Academy of Science

1992
Apr

"Queen's Award for Export Achievement" awarded to Yamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd.

May

Completed YAMAZAKI MAZAK SINGAPORE PTE.,LTD. Plant YAMAZAKI MAZAK SINGAPORE PTE.,LTD.

Dec

Yamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd. obtained ISO-9001 certifications

1993
Aug

Developed automatic aluminum wheel manufacturing system, AW Factory 650

Aug

Developed PALLETECH MANUFACTURING SYSTEM which can be easily expanded

1995
Oct

Mazak Corporation received a Philip B Crosby Award

Nov

Yamazaki Mazak headquarters and 4 manufacturing plants in Japan obtained ISO-9001 certifications

1996
Oct

Developed FF-510, ultra-high speed horizontal machining center - 1G axes acceleration

Dec

Yamazaki Mazak Italia S.R.L. opened Technology Center

1997
May

Yamazaki Mazak France S.A.S. opened Technology Center

Sep

Developed multi-tasking machine with Y-axis, INTEGREX 200Y

Dec

Mazak Sulamericana Ltda opened Technology Center

1998
Feb

Opened Technology Center in Pune, India (Current Yamazaki Mazak India Pvt., Ltd.)

Mar

Yamazaki Mazak Netherland B.V. opened Technology Center

Jun

Completed Oguchi Plant Cyber Factory designed for networking of whole production facility

Jun

Developed MAZATROL FUSION 640 CNC system that fuses NC and PC

Oct

Established Shanghai Technology Center (Current YAMAZAKI MAZAK TECHNOLOGY (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.)

1999
Sep

Yamazaki Mazak Singapore Pte. Ltd. obtained ISO-9001 certifications.

Oct

80th anniversary of the establishment of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation “Touch the Future 100” was held.

Oct

Developed multi-face 5-axis machine VARIAXIS 200

2000
May

Completed Ningxia Little Giant Machine Tool., Ltd. Cyber Factory in China

Aug

The 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 of the 1910~1920.

1991 Yamazaki Machinery U.K. received a Best in the World Companies Award in the machine tool field from the Swedish Royal Academy of Science

1992 Queen's Award for Export Achievement" awarded to Yamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd.

1992 Completed YAMAZAKI MAZAK SINGAPORE PTE.,LTD. Plant

1993 Developed PALLETECH MANUFACTURING SYSTEM which can be easily expanded

1995 Mazak Corporation received a Philip B Crosby Award

1997 Developed multi-tasking machine with Y-axis, INTEGREX 200Y

1999 Completed Ningxia Little Giant Machine Tool., Ltd. Cyber Factory in China

2001-2010

2001
Apr

Established Yamazaki Mazak Taiwan Corp., Taiwan Technology Center

Jun

Teruyuki Yamazaki was appointed Chairman and CEO

Yoshihiko Yamazaki was appointed Senior Vice Chairman

Tomohisa Yamazaki was appointed President

Sep

Developed advanced multi-tasking machine INTEGREX e series

2002
Feb

Yamazaki Mazak headquarters and 4 manufacturing plants in Japan obtained ISO-14000 certification

Jul

Developed new generation, world-class machine tools produced worldwide, NEXUS series

2003
May

Established Yamazaki Mazak Korea Co., Ltd., Korea Technology Center

2004
May

Developed UN-600V and UN-600H designed for high productivity with extremely compact floor space requirements

Jun

Established Yamazaki Mazak Central Europe s.r.o in Czech

Oct

Introduced MAZACARE support system in the Japanese market

2005
Sep

Developed new generation CNC system, MAZATROL MATRIX

Sep

Equipped all INTEGREX 200-IV models with intelligent functions

2006
Apr

Established World Technology Center in Minokamo, Japan

Nov

Completed Minokamo Plant 2

2007
Apr

Queen's Award for Export Achievement awarded to Yamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd.

Sep

Developed compact multi-tasking machine, INTEGREX i-150

Sep

Yamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd. developed VTC 800/30SR

2008
Apr

Completed the underground factory of Yamazaki Mazak Optonics Corporation

Aug

Completed Cyber Spindle Factory and World Parts Center at Minokamo 2

Oct

Completed Thailand Technology Center. (Current MAZAK (THAILAND) CO., LTD.)

2009
Aug

Completed World R&D Center (World Research and Development Center)

Nov

Established large-scale support base (European Technology Center) in U.K.

2010
Apr

Opened The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art

Jun

Opened Guangzhou Technology Center in China

Aug

Opened Dalian Technology Center in China

Nov

New focus on ergonomics for all products

2002 Developed advanced multi-tasking machine INTEGREX e series

2002 Developed new generation, world-class machine tools produced worldwide, NEXUS series

2005 Established World Technology Center in Minokamo, Japan

2006 Completed Minokamo Plant 2

2007 "Queen's Award for Export Achievement" awarded to Yamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd.

2007 Developed compact multi-tasking machine, INTEGREX i-150

2008 Completed the underground factory of Yamazaki Mazak Optonics Corporation

2010 Opened The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art

2010 New focus on ergonomics for all products

2011 - Present

2011
Apr

Relocated and expanded India Technology Center

Jun

Relocated and expanded Houston (Southwest) Technology Center

Sep

Chairman and CEO Teruyuki Yamazaki passed away

Nov

Opened Leipzig Technology Center in Germany

2012
Mar

Relocated and expanded Duesseldorf Technology Center

Mar

Opened Poland Technology Center

Apr

Opened Czech Technology Center

Nov

Completed Yamazaki Mazak Machine Tool (Liaoning) Co., Ltd. Plant

2013
Mar

Relocated and expanded Korea Technology Center

Jun

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, visited Yamazaki Mazak's European headquarters

Jun

Relocated and expanded Brazil Technology Center

Jul

Opened Technical Centers in Indonesia and Vietnam

2014
Mar

Expanded Yamazaki Mazak Singapore Pte., Ltd. Cyber Factory and New South East Asia Technology Center

Jul

40th anniversary of Mazak Corporation production in the U.S.A

Sep

Introduced new CNC MAZATROL SmoothX CNC

Oct

Introduced two Hybrid multi-tasking machines

2015
Jan

Introduction of MAZAK iSMART FactoryTM concept

Mar

Mazak expands European Parts Center in Belgium

Sep

Release of MAZATROL SmoothG and MAZATROL SmoothC CNC system

Nov

Mazak Corporation together with Cisco developed MAZAK SMARTBOX, a "launch platform for easy and highly secure entrance into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

2016
Feb

Yamazaki Mazak Inabe plant announced

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Opened Setouchi Technology Center

May

Opened Hungary Technology Center

May

Opened China Parts Center

Sep

Opened Aerospace Technology Center

Nov

Developed hybrid multi-tasking machine VARIAXIS j-600AM

Nov

Announcement of Mazak and Cisco collaboration

2012 Completed Yamazaki Mazak Machine Tool (Liaoning) Co., Ltd. Plant

 

2013 His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, visited Yamazaki Mazak's European headquarters

 

2014 A fusion of machine tool and additive manufacturing technology Hybrid Multi-tasking machine “INTEGREX i AM series”

 

2014,2015 Advanced technology for production innovation“MAZATROL SmoothX”“MAZATROL SmoothG”“MAZATROL SmoothC”

 

2016 Opened Setouchi Technology Center

 

2016 Opened China Parts Center

 

2016 Developed Hybrid Multi-tasking  machine “VARIAXIS j-600AM”