Okuma Opens New Tech Center in Mexico

The facility in Monterrey is the first international Tech Center for Okuma America and it serves also as the headquarters for HEMAQ, the exclusive Okuma sales agent in Mexico. The facility provides live CNC machine cutting demonstrations and processing solutions to manufacturers.

The facility in Monterrey is the first international Tech Center for Okuma America and it serves also as the headquarters for HEMAQ, the exclusive Okuma sales agent in Mexico. The facility provides live CNC machine cutting demonstrations and processing solutions to manufacturers.

Okuma America Corporation (Charlotte, NC), a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, and HEMAQ, the exclusive sales agent of Okuma CNC machine tools in Mexico, announce the opening of the new Okuma Tech Center in Monterrey, Mexico.

This is the first international tech center for Okuma America Corporation. Located in the “Industrial Capital of Mexico”, this 25,000 sq ft world-class facility allows manufacturers to fully experience the excellence and quality of Okuma CNC machine tools by participating in live, hands-on cutting demonstrations.

The Okuma Mexico Tech Center enables customers to improve their productivity by testing different technologies and processes, and through numerous training opportunities. In addition to demonstrations showcasing Okuma CNC machines, the center provides turnkey services including runoffs with access to metrology equipment, ready inventory of cutting tools, process analysis for CNC machine selection, simulation machine tools for training, and support from onsite application engineers.

Since 1989, HEMAQ has been the exclusive sales agent of Okuma machine tools in Mexico, with sales and installations exceeding 4,000 units to date. HEMAQ fully supports Okuma CNC machine products locally, including sales, 24/7 service, and engineering. With a 25-year history in Mexico, HEMAQ is well-established and prepared to serve the market’s fast-growing needs in key manufacturing sectors including automotive, aerospace, agriculture, construction, fluids control, energy, mining, oil, and mold and die.

Tours are available by appointment. www.okuma.com/okuma-tech-centers

In other company news, Okuma will support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) through corporate fundraising initiatives in 2013. The commitment to JDRF, now in its second consecutive year, is part of Okuma’s Community Involvement program, which mobilizes company and employee resources to improve quality of life for fellow citizens.

JDRF was founded in 1970 and has spent more than $1.5 billion on research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Although JDRF’s primary mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, JDRF also works toward treating type 1 diabetes and its complications, to improve the lives and health of people at every age and every stage of the disease.

Okuma joined the JDRF team in 2012 and raised more than $7,200, making Okuma the sixth ranked company amongst JDRF’s corporate fundraising teams for the Greater Western Carolinas Chapter. With a goal for 2013 of $10,000, Okuma has already jump-started this year’s efforts with several fundraising events, including a Super Bowl pool. In addition, Okuma will participate in the 23rd annual Walk to Cure Diabetes on April 27, 2013 at Carowinds. JDRF anticipates having more than 7,000 walkers this year, raising more than $1.1 million.

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. www.jdrf.org

To learn more about Okuma’s Community Involvement program, visit www.okuma.com/communityinvolvement.

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability.

Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC®, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment. www.okuma.com

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