Mazak boosts investment in staff as UK operations gather pace

Mazak Worcester

Worcester-based Yamazaki Mazak has made a series of investments in people and performance as its UK operations continue to regather momentum.

Alan Mucklow, Managing Director UK & Ireland Sales & Service at Yamazaki Mazak, said: “While the past few months have undoubtedly been a major challenge for the UK manufacturing industry, we have started to see some confidence return to our customers. In order to ensure that Mazak is able to adapt to the new world that we now find ourselves in, we took the decision to heavily invest in training and development for all areas of the business over the last few months.”

Brian Edmondson has assumed the role of Area Sales Manager for the Midlands, having previously been Mazak’s Area Sales Manager for the North West.

Jason Butler, General Sales Manager – Southern Region at Yamazaki Mazak, said: “Given the sheer variety of industrial sectors that are active within the region, not to mention it being home to our European headquarters and manufacturing plant, this appointment is of significant strategic importance to Mazak.”

Over the last three months, Mazak has also significantly invested in staff training and development. Throughout April and May, a further five of the company’s UK Project & Applications Engineers successfully attained a PRINCE2® Foundation qualification. PRINCE2® is a process-based method for effective project management, and is recognised internationally as one of the leading qualifications for directing, managing and delivering high-value projects.”

Mazak has also reopened the doors of its Worcester European Technology Centre (ETC). Visitors are encouraged to book in advance to allow Mazak to manage the number of people in attendance at any one time in line with UK Government social distancing guidelines. The ETC will feature a selection of machines from Mazak’s Multi-Tasking, 5-axis, Turning, Horizontal, Vertical and Laser Processing Machine portfolios. A number of machines on display will also be available for immediate delivery.

Alan Mucklow, added: “As our work begins to once again gather momentum, I am delighted to be able to safely re-open the doors of our ETC, and very much look forward to welcoming our customers back into the heart of our UK and European operations.”