Global Standards - Local Manufacturing
True to the Yamazaki principle of supporting the customer locally, Mazak's European Manufacturing plant, in Worcester UK, opened in June 1987 and was immediately recognised as the most advanced machine tool manufacturing plant in Europe. The factory has expanded three times since then and now offers over 29,000m
This is a complete machine tool manufacturing plant. Mazak machines the components that go to make its spindles, turrets, tool magazines and Mazak even manufactures its own sheet metal covers. As with all Mazak manufacturing plants, the most rigorous practices and Kaizen programmes ensure continuous improvement.
Serving all of Europe's markets, more than 80% of the machine tools built in Worcester are exported from the UK into Europe. More than 17,000 Mazak machines have been manufactured here so far and this number continues to grow every day.
Automation, Flexibility, Continuous Improvement
Yamazaki Mazak’s European Headquarters, based in Worcester UK, is recognised for its factory automation, technology and overall management practices. Selected as one of the "Top Ten Companies in the World" by the Swedish Royal Academy of Science and Technology underscores this worldwide reputation.
As with all Mazak factories, this facility comprises a variety of flexible manufacturing systems, consisting of machining centres, multi-tasking CNC lathes, and a sheet metal FMS - all designed for unmanned operation.
The plant benefits from highly skilled employees who are committed to continuous improvement through the 25 “Kaizen” teams in operation.