Yamazaki Mazak Chalking up success at EMO
Yamazaki Mazak has returned from EMO 2019 buoyed by strong machine orders and record visitors to its booth.
A big booth with 27 machines and 15 different automation solutions on exhibit, Yamazaki Mazak has positive numbers on EMO 2019. The company registered an increase of about five percent more visitors, along with solid enquiries over the five-day show, compared to the 2017 edition.
The most popular machines at Mazak's booth based on machine enquiries were the CV5-500 entry-level 5-axis machining centre and the latest generation Integrex i-H series machine. The CV5-500 is a new machine designed and built in Europe specifically for the continent. The company also noted strong interest for its new Smooth Ai artificial intelligence CNC and the Quick Turn 250MSY turning centre that is supported by an innovative Robo Job Tower automation system.
Mazak's European Group Managing Director, Richard Smith, commented: “What is clear from customer and visitor feedback is that our focus on turnkey automation, entry-level machines, such as the new CV5-500, and artificial intelligence, struck a chord machine-users across Europe and made the show an enormous success for us.”
Takashi Yamazaki, president of Yamazaki Mazak, confirmed the company’s intention of further upgrading its UK-based European manufacturing facility in Worcester to have a fully i-Smart factory status with Mazak’s highest level of Industry 4.0 connectivity.
Yamazaki commented: “Europe now accounts for more than 30% of our global sales and is currently our biggest and best-performing market. This year, we will complete the massive i-Smart Factory upgrading of Minokamo 1 and 2 in Japan.” He added that with the UK facilities upgrade, the UK will join the Inabe and Kentucky, USA, facilities and be at the cutting edge of Mazak's connected factory capabilities.
Mazak sasy it intends to bring a selection of the machines that were showcased at EMO to its traditional EMO Encore Open House at its UK European Technology Centre early December this year.