Yamazaki Mazak has announced the latest stage in a series of strategic investments to support machine tool users in the Nordic region by opening a brand-new, state-of-the-art Technology Center in the heart of Denmark.
Representing the manufacturer’s biggest commitment to the region to date, the €4m facility follows the opening of its Nordic Laser Technology Center in Sweden in 2021.
The new Technology Center is located on the island of Funen in Middelfart, and will replace Mazak’s previous Technology Center in Ringsted. An exclusive grand opening ceremony will take place on the 18th May 2022 to officially mark the occasion and will be attended by senior management from both Mazak’s Japanese and European operations, as well as a number of high-profile customers and partners.
The grand opening will be followed by a two-day Open House held on the 19th – 20th May, which will be free to attend for all regional customers and partners.
The 2,014m2 building will accommodate a high-tech auditorium, complete with video streaming capabilities, as well as a 860m2 exhibition space and three training rooms. Local machine tool users will also benefit from a dedicated applications engineering zone, which will help facilitate the continued development and greater uptake of both bespoke and turn-key solutions to overcome a variety of industry-specific engineering challenges.
Further underlying Mazak’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing, the new Technology Center also benefits from a number of ‘green’ initiatives. These include a series of solar panels on the roof and a high-efficiency air recirculation system. A number of materials and fittings from the previous Technology Center have also been reused throughout the new building.
Visitors to the new facility will be able to experience a broad range of live cutting demonstrations on a variety of Mazak machine tools, many of which will be equipped with third-party ancillary systems.
The initial line-up will include a number of highly popular machines, including the QUICK TURN 250MSY and QTE-200MSY entry-level machines, as well as the VTC-800 vertical machining center. These machines will be joined by some of the newest additions to the Mazak machine tool portfolio, including the fully-simultaneous 5-axis CV5-500 and VARIAXIS C-600 machining centers, and the INTEGREX i-200H S Multi-Tasking Mill-Turn 5-axis machine.
The Mazak solutions on display will be complemented by a range of automation and ancillary systems from well-known industry partners, including QRS, OSG, KJV, Kyocera Unimerco, Alumeco, Fortiva, Sandvik, Ceratizit, Schunk, OK, Polund, Erowa, Nordania Leasing and several others.
Mr Lars Lynge, Managing Director at Yamazaki Mazak Danmark A/S, comments: “The Nordic region is of significant strategic importance to Yamazaki Mazak due to its burgeoning subcontract scene and highly diverse vertical market segmentation. While we have operated a successful Technology Center in Denmark for over 25 years, we took the decision to relocate to a more convenient location to be closer to our customers and improve our capability of serving different industries in the Nordic region.
“The future looks incredibly bright for the Nordic machine tool market. Following the recently-opened Nordic Laser Technology Center in Sweden, local machine tool users will now have access to another state-of-the-art facility which can help them truly rise to the challenges facing the current – and future – generation of engineers.”