Okuma Corporation celebrates 125-Year anniversary

Okuma Corporation, a Japanese builder of CNC machine tools, controls and automation systems, will celebrate its 125-year anniversary in 2023.

The company was founded by Eiichi Okuma in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan with the initial purposes of manufacturing and selling noodle-making machines. Since that time, the company has grown into a global enterprise company of nearly 4 000 employees and has reached several innovative milestones that have pushed the evolution of the manufacturing industry forward.

Notable milestones include:
1898 – Founded company and developed a noodle making machine
1904 – Began producing and selling machine tools
1963 – Developed the company’s first numerical control (NC) controller with absolute position encoder system, becoming Japan’s only comprehensive manufacturer of both machine and control
1972 – Developed the world’s first CNC for its machines
1984 – Expanded into American markets by establishing an office in the US to serve as a sales and service organisation throughout the Americas, which would later be incorporated as Okuma America Corporation
2004 – Launched the next-generation, open-architecture THINC control-the first smart CNC
2013 – Constructed the first Dream Site smart factory in Japan
2023 – Okuma America Corporation launched the Okuma Factory Automation Division for the advancement of automated manufacturing solutions throughout the Americas.

“As a global manufacturing enterprise, Okuma continues to innovate next-generation CNC machines and manufacturing systems designed to increase customer efficiencies and productivity levels, address evolving workforce challenges and continue to push the evolution of manufacturing to new possibilities,” said a company spokesperson.

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