Yamazaki Mazak has announced the completion of the first construction phase and start of assembly operations at its new Inabe plant in Mie prefecture, Japan.
The new plant has been opened to meet the increasing demand for large five-axis machine tools, specifically in the aerospace, construction and energy industries. Inabe is the sixth Mazak production facility in Japan.
Construction of the Inabe facility began in 2016, with the first phase completed in February 2018. The production of large machine tools has already been transferred to Inabe from the Minokamo plant in Gifu prefecture. In addition, by starting operations at Inabe, overall production capacity in Japan has been increased by 20%. The plant represents an investment of ¥16bn (first construction phase) and presently spans a floor space of 33,000 sq m.
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