St. Paul, MN (March 17, 2017) — Matsuura Machinery Corporation has received the second Taguchi Award ever given by Japan’s Quality Engineering Society.

The Taguchi Award was inaugurated in 1997 with funds donated by Dr. Genichi Taguchi to commemorate his induction in the Automotive Hall of Fame in the United States.

The Quality Engineering Society awards the Taguchi Award on a company or organization that continuously strengthens its structured approaches to research, development and production. It recognizes companies and their improved business performance demonstrating the value of quality engineering through improving the quality of its engineering disciplines.

Dr. Taguchi brought a new sense of understanding to the automotive industry by unlocking the mystery of statistics.

Born in Japan’s Niigata prefecture, Dr. Taguchi attended Kiryu Technical College before joining the Imperial Japanese Navy. After World War II, Dr. Taguchi’s scientific career began with employment at the Japanese Ministry of Education’s Institute of Statistical Mathematics. Later, focusing on automotive engineering with emphasis on the use of statistics in quality control, Dr. Taguchi created books and programs that served auto manufacturers around the world. Beginning in the 1950s, seminars promoting Taguchi methodologies conducted by both Japanese and international quality control and statistical standard organizations trained thousands of experts in Taguchi methods.

Dr. Taguchi served as a consultant to both Japanese and American auto manufacturers, leading numerous companies to the adoption of Taguchi quality control methods.

In 1960, Dr. Taguchi received the Deming Prize, Japan’s highest honor, for his contributions to the field of quality engineering; also received the Deming Literature Award three times for books on quality control methodologies and industrial design.

“As a manufacturer of machine tools which are fundamental in the manufacture of other machines, it is only logical that we thoroughly commit ourselves to all necessary tasks associated with being the creators of “Mother Machines.” Matsuura proudly received the Taguchi Award from the Robust Quality Engineering Society in 2015. We are only the second company to receive this award since its establishment,” said a Matsuura Machinery USA Inc. Spokesperson.

In tune with the spirit of innovation of our founder, Matsuura today produces a wide range of high speed machining centers covering all industry sectors including: horizontals and verticals in all sizes, configured with 3 to 5 axis, single table, multi pallet systems, tool changers and our superb range of ultra-high speed linear motor machines. Matsuura is an innovator in the development of high speed machining and the manufacture of unmanned high accuracy CNC machine tools that improve production, minimize cost, increase quality and reduce set-up and lead times.

Matsuura Machinery USA, located in St. Paul, MN is the importer of Matsuura machining centers in the United States. Matsuura delivers unmatched excellence in high speed and high precision CNC machine tools. The company’s unmanned, high accuracy machining equipment, including multi-pallet and multi-tasking machine tools provide manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe.

The company’s 40,000 sq. ft. facility includes a large showroom and demonstration area, conference and training rooms, machine storage areas, accessories and spare parts, as well as administrative, service, and engineering application support.

Matsuura Machinery USA professionally markets and supports Matsuura equipment users through local distributors. Since 1935, Matsuura has been a leader in developing and manufacturing innovative machining equipment to ensure that manufacturing professionals always have the tools they need to create high quality parts. As the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan, Matsuura USA provides the premium service, applications, and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.

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