Yamazaki Mazak will open Technology Center in Katowice

Yamazaki Mazak Corporation, a Japanese worldwide machine tools manufacturer, is going to open its first Polish Technology Center. Located in Katowice, it will be the local base for a team of service engineers that provide service support to company’s customers.

“The plant in Katowice will be focused on before and after sales service and support as well as training courses for customers on the Polish market. We plan to start building’s construction works in March 2011 and to finish in November 2011. The opening of the Center is planned for December 2011.” – said Tadeusz Szczepanik, Branch Manager at Branch Office Poland of Yamazaki Mazak. “The Center consists a 500 sq. meters exhibition hall where company’s products are going to be presented. Moreover, offices and rooms for the training courses will be placed in a two-storey building covering an area of approximately 400 sq. m. The whole Technology Center will cover about 900 sq. m. and will be located between the “DTŚ” expressway and Gliwicka St. opposite the Auchan shopping center. The company plans to hire up to 40 employees. We already established a few offices in Poland but the Katowice’s unit will be the first Technology Center of Mazak in the country.” – he explained.

Yamazaki Mazak Corporation was founded in 1919 in Nagoya, Japan. It employs over 6 200 employees worldwide including more than 900 in Europe. The company has 8 factories, with 4 in Japan as well as manufacturing operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore and China. Additionally, Yamazaki Mazak has established more than 30 Technology Centers and 40 Technical Centers in more than 20 countries. Products include multi-tasking machines, CNC turning centers, vertical and horizontal machining centers, CNC laser cutting machines, flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), CAD/CAM products and factory management software.

Mazak machines tools are used to produce, among others, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 racing cars. Yamazaki Mazak is also an official supplier and supporter of the F1 team.