St. Paul, MN (February 5, 2014) — Matsuura Machinery USA, an innovator in the development of high speed machining and the manufacture of automated, unmanned high accuracy CNC machine tools, announces the territory expansion of SMI Machine Tools.

Effective immediately, SMI Machine Tools will serve as the exclusive distributor for Matsuura premium machine tools in the state of Louisiana, as well as their current region of Texas.

“SMI Machine Tools was selected to represent Matsuura’s premium machine tools in Louisiana in recognition of SMI’s immense experience in the machine tool industry and comprehensive knowledge of the marketplace,” said Matsuura Machinery USA President John Schwartz.

“As Matsuura USA continues to advance our presence in the marketplace and broaden our extensive distributor network, we are well positioned to provide our premium machine tools and manufacturing solutions to our customers,” Schwartz added.

SMI Machine Tools was formed in 2001 and is a full service distributor providing factory trained service and applications engineering and experienced technicians.

“SMI Machine Tools is proud and honored to be representing Matsuura in Louisiana.  We look forward to getting acquainted with our Louisiana customers and are excited to show them the SMI difference,” said SMI Machine Tools President Scott Murray.

“We at Matsuura Machinery USA are proud to expand our relationship with SMI Machine Tools, a company that shares our desire to provide strong customer relationships through exceptional service and superior support,” said Stu Busman, Matsuura Machinery USA Regional Sales Manager.

“As SMI expands to represent Matsuura premium machine tools in Louisiana, we are positioned to provide solutions that increase production, minimize cost, increase quality and reduce set-up and lead times,” Busman added.

SMI Machine Tools and Matsuura Machinery USA will exhibit the Matsuura MX-850 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center in Booth # 1457 at the George R. Brown Convention Center February 24-26, 2015.

“The MX-850 is a large-capacity, high-quality, and extremely cost-effective 5-Axis machining center, offering a variety of configurations and is ideal for all applications, all industries and all materials,” Busman said.

“In addition to standard spindle of 12,000 RPM, optional spindle of 20,000 RPM for high speed machining or 15,000 RPM for heavy duty machining, the Matsuura MX-850 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center offers customers the best in premium machining center versatility,” Busman added.

HOUSTEX 2015, produced by SME, will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies, and is expected to be one of the largest Southwest events for showcasing the latest technologies for use in the oil and gas, motorized vehicles, and aerospace and defense industries.

Matsuura Machinery USA, located in St. Paul, MN is the master 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. A spindle repair facility is also currently being added.

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. Almost 10,000

Matsuura machining centers have been installed in the U.S. thus far. As the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan, Matsuura USA will provide the premium service, applications, and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.

Matsuura USA professionally markets and supports Matsuura equipment users through local dealers, making sure customers continue to have the high quality productivity solutions they require. From full five-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor or multi-tasking CNC machine tools, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology for the manufacturing industry.

For more information on SMI Machine Tools, contact:
SMI Machine Tools
5829 West Sam Houston Pkwy #804
Houston, TX 77041

For more information on Matsuura products, contact:
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.
325 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102