Mazak reports strong machine tool sales in 2021

The economic rebound from COVID lockdowns enabled Yamazaki Mazak to record a strong year for machine sales in 2021, including a record month in late autumn.

The company recorded its highest order intake across Europe in its history in October, driven by a resurgent subcontract market and the return of the EMO trade show in Milan.

Alan Mucklow, managing director UK sales, Eire and national distributors at Yamazaki Mazak, commented: “October was an outstanding month across Europe that was mirrored in UK machine sales. The combination of a rebound in general subcontracting, strong sales in food and packaging, resilient yellow goods and agriculture sectors, and continued strong levels of investment from the energy-related machine users have all delivered outstanding sales growth.”

New machine sales have been driven by the company’s entry-level range of machines, such as the CV5-500 5-axis machining centre and the QTE series of turning centres, alongside high-performance machines such as the Variaxis C-600.

He continued: “Our ever-growing list of entry-level machines are opening up a whole new machine user demographic to the benefits of Mazak technology. We’ve also benefited from having a UK manufacturing facility that has received further investment during 2021, at a time when many industries have suffered from severe supply chain challenges.

 “We’ve also seen strong growth in automation, facilitated in large part by new developments in our Mazatrol CNC that enables the seamless incorporation of the machine and automation solution into a single turnkey package.”

Looking forward to 2022, Mr Mucklow is cautiously optimistic: “The economic situation is not without challenges, but we are expecting a rebound in aerospace and further growth in turnkey automation solutions to help machine users navigate the skills challenge.

“Most importantly, 2022 is a MACH year and we are looking forward to introducing a number of new technologies into the UK market for the first time, including two new vertical machining centres, the VCE-600, a new entry-level machine, and the VCN-700, a new high-performance version.”

Yamazaki Mazak
www.mazakeu.co.uk

Tags
Related Articles

XYZ expands presence at MACH 2022 with second stand

With so much to experience from XYZ Machine Tools at MACH 2022 it has taken the decision to expand its presence with a second stand (Hall 17, Stand 200) that will be used to introduce the latest innovation in toolroom machining centres that will revolutionise the transition from bed mill to machining centres.
1 week ago News

New lathes for turn-milling parts in one hit

The G320 twin-spindle turn-mill centre from German lathe manufacturer, Index, featuring two lower tool turrets and an upper B-axis milling spindle head, is a new addition to the company's product range.
2 weeks ago Products
Most recent Articles

Complete machining solutions

WFL Millturn Technologies’ sales manager UK & USA, Christian Jagersberger reveals why the company’s mantra of ‘clamp once – machine complete’ is proving so popular with its aerospace customers.
13 hours ago Features

STG Aerospace to reach new heights in 2022

Aircraft emergency exit marking and cabin lighting systems manufacturer, STG Aerospace says it is beginning 2022 on a high note, thanks to a focus on adding more value to customers.
15 hours ago News

The Exact Group retains the SC21 Silver Award

Newry-based precision engineering and composite finishing company, The Exact Group, has retained its Silver Award in the prestigious SC21 Operational Excellence programme for the second consecutive year, demonstrating the company’s commitment to maintaining its high-quality performance standards within the aerospace industry.
15 hours ago News

Login / Sign up