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Mazak makes major investment in new machinery at Worcester facility

28 April 2021
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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."


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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