Mazak makes major investment in new machinery at Worcester facility

Mazak Worcester

Yamazaki Mazak has made another substantial investment in production equipment at its European Manufacturing Plant based in Worcester.

The latest multi-million pound investment includes the installation of a twin-pallet VERSATECH V-140N/280 and FJV-60/80 double-column vertical machining centre as Mazak continues to increase its production capacity after Brexit.

The machines will be used to manufacture large component parts for new Mazak machines built in Worcester.

Stuart Astley, production director at Yamazaki Mazak UK, said: “These purchasing decisions are not ones we make lightly, as Mazak has cemented its status as a leading supplier of machining centres due to the high-performing options we offer. This quality must therefore be mirrored within our own production processes, and we are fully confident that these new machines can help maintain the level of machining quality and precision Mazak is renowned for.”

The installations are the latest in a series of investments made at Mazak’s Worcester facility, which is the company’s sole machine tool manufacturing site on the continent.

Mazak had previously installed two new manufacturing cells in 2019 to make parts for its extensive range of UK-made machine tools.

Stuart added: ““The best way to demonstrate the capability of state-of-the-art Mazak machine tools is to see them in action in a Mazak factory. The Worcester facility already enjoys iSMART Factory™ status and a prominent position in Mazak’s global manufacturing footprint, but the march of progress is forever ongoing and we must adapt accordingly.”