Celebrating 100 years of Mazak

In 2019 Yamazaki Mazak will be celebrating 100 years in the machine tool industry, and as part of the milestone, we have created this section of the website especially for this occasion. It's a great place to head to if you are interested in the history of Mazak, with comprehensive information on how the company evolved into the world’s leading CNC machine producer.  For 100 years, Yamazaki Mazak has developed a wide range of machine tools and harnessed the power of innovation. We will continue to create more value for our customers and machine tool users, adding to a brighter future for the manufacturing industry. We look forward to the next 100 years.

Looking forward to next 100 years

When standing on the floor of the Mazak iSMART Factory™ surrounded by the state-of-the-art technology manufacturers now work with every day, it's easy to forget that nearly a century ago, Sadakichi Yamazaki founded Yamazaki Machinery as a company focused on machines to weave straw mats. Less than a decade later, the company began producing its first machine tools, and not long after, it had officially created the brand that remains synonymous with innovation and quality to this day. For the year leading up to Yamazaki Mazak 100th-year anniversary, we could focus on the past: after all, we've transformed the industry again and again with breakthrough solutions like 5-axis machining, Multi-Tasking and HYBRID. When people see our orange logo, they know it means the highest quality of manufacturing technology, a definition derived from 100 years of success. But instead of looking backwards at the past, we prefer to look ahead to the next hundred years and to the future we’re building together.

Today, we're leading the way with revolutionary products like the Mazak SmartBox and the Mazak iSMART Factory. Our SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY is bringing advanced manufacturing to job shops with products like SMOOTH Monitor AX and SMOOTH PMC, while our line-up of machine tools has expanded to include advanced manufacturing technologies like friction stir welding and multi-laser metal deposition. Meanwhile, our automation solutions have dramatically improved productivity and decreased the non-cut time for manufacturers across Europe and around the world. What will the future of manufacturing bring? How are we changing the world, one machine at a time? We look forward to finding out together as we continue to pursue success.