Yamazaki Mazak will celebrate a decade of success for its European Technology Centre (ETC) in 2019. The state-of-the-art 2900m2 facility is home to a regularly-changing line-up of CNC machine tools and laser processing machines from Mazak’s extensive portfolio. It is often the first place in the UK customers can see the company’s new models once they have been launched.
As well as a 97-seat auditorium and demonstration area, the ETC also includes Mazak’s ‘Solutions Gallery’, which displays a snapshot of finished components that would have been processed on a Mazak machine tool or laser machine at some stage of their production process. All parts on display were produced by Mazak customers.
Richard Smith, European Group Managing Director, commented: “The ETC is one of the biggest assets Mazak has here in the UK, and it has played a significant role in growing both our UK and European customer base over the last decade. To have welcomed over 33,000 visitors since opening is a feat Mazak is incredibly proud of. We always take great pleasure in taking visitors – be they a seasoned Mazak customer, or a primary school pupil – around the ETC, and allowing them to witness a snapshot of our extensive product portfolio in live-cutting action.”