Schaumburg, IL (October 17, 2017) — Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., a pioneer in the innovative design and development of high quality CNC controlled machining centers, commemorates Yamazen, Inc.’s 50th anniversary in the USA, twenty years after their parent company, Yamazen Corporation, was founded in Japan (1947).

Since its establishment in April of 1967, Yamazen Inc. has delivered solutions and has provided support and service to many customers across the USA.

Yamazen, Inc. is the exclusive distributor for Matsuura machine tools in the states of Arizona, Connecticut, Northern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Northern Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and eastern Wisconsin.

“We have definitely grown over the last fifty years. While sometimes we may have struggled, Yamazen has endured, remained strong and prospered throughout the many changes in the economic climate we have seen these last 5 decades,” said James Hansen, Executive Vice President and COO.

“We have created a family of employees that have made Yamazen their home for entire careers, while developing partnerships with the finest machine tool, cutting tool and accessory manufacturing companies in the world. I attribute our success not only to these factors but also working with the right associates and to our valued customers.”

Today, Yamazen has 135 employees nationwide with 12 support and technical centers in 5 regions that service the entire USA.

Looking forward, Yamazen plans to expand its service and support to its existing and potential new customers while providing them with the highest quality of innovative products and technologies. “Meeting the needs of our customers and building on our relationships is what will help Yamazen Inc. continue to prosper,” Hansen said.

Vendors, associates and employees from Japan and across the USA came to participate in Yamazen Inc.’s milestone anniversary celebration in Schaumburg in October.

“The event began with an open house that was held at the company headquarters. Lunch was served to its employees and prestigious guests as they could tour the facility. The celebration event concluded at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago with dinner, business addresses, comradery and fun. A great evening was had by all,” said Michelle Parks, Yamazen, Inc. Marketing Manager.

“Yamazen Inc. would like to thank everyone who has contributed to their success these past 50 years and looks forward to the next 50 years,” Parks added.

Matsuura Machinery’s Corporate Advisor, Toshihiro Yamagishi and Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. President, Craig St. John presented Yamazen, Inc.’s, James Hansen with a drawing depicting a red Mt. Fuji. This unique phenomenon occurs only in the presence of sunshine and materializes in very short period. This is considered very rare in Japan and is respected as a good-luck charm.

Yamazen, Inc. is a specialized global trading company with a strong focus on the distribution of machine tools and other industrial and engineering equipment.  Yamazen supports its products with extensive manufacturing and logistics expertise to maximize positive impact on the operations of its customers.

“On behalf of our entire organization, we extend our congratulations to Yamazen, Inc. for your 50 years of dedication to their customers’ success. Working with Yamazen, Inc. is a true honor and we value each opportunity,” said a Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. Spokesperson.

Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has delivered unmatched excellence in high speed and high precision CNC machine tools. From full 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor or multi-tasking CNC machine tools, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications, and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.

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