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Mazak increases investment in staff and performance

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

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. This further strengthens the UK project engineering & applications department, with nine engineers having now attained a PRINCE2® qualification.

Mazak has made a series of investments in people and performance as its UK operations continue to regather momentum / Picture: Mazak


Mazak has also reopened the doors of its Worcester European Technology Centre (ETC). The ETC will feature a selection of machines from Mazak’s multi-tasking, 5-axis, turning, horizontal, vertical and laser processing machine portfolios, including UK-made machines such as the CV5-500, VTC-800/30SR and VCN-530C.

A number of machines on display will also be available for immediate delivery. Mazak’s regional sales representatives are able to discuss specific requirements and details of finance packages available through Finance For Industry. Customers may also be eligible for support via the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

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.

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

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