Mazak Certifies Renishaw for VIP Technology Partnership Program
Florence, Kentucky, October 29, 2010 – Mazak has announced that Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and precision technologies, was recently certified as a Mazak Value Inspired Partner (VIP). Created to support customers and provide comprehensive manufacturing solutions, the VIP program promotes higher levels of cooperative partnership among companies offering complementary manufacturing products. Renishaw will provide machine tool probing and calibration systems and its extensive expertise to the VIP program.
"Strategic partnerships, like the Mazak VIP program, ultimately benefit the customer,” says Leo Somerville, president of Renishaw, Inc. “Combining technological and intellectual resources increases the rate of innovation, and allows us to provide optimized, tailored solutions."
Mazak launched its VIP program in August 2010. Inclusion in the VIP program requires a company to provide products and services that transcend traditional supplier relationships and meet the following criteria:
- Be a recognized leader with unique, innovative and high quality products
- Provide extensive pre- and post-sales support
- Add value to customer processes and provide system solutions
- Maintain a culture of ethical business standards and practices
"Renishaw has long demonstrated itself to be a true partner to manufacturers," says Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. "The company’s commitment to constant innovation made it an ideal candidate for inclusion in the VIP program. We’re proud to welcome Renishaw as a member."
Members of the VIP program will work with Mazak in product development and the creation of training events and seminars spanning a broad range of topics. For more information on the new Mazak VIP program, please visit www.MazakUSA.com/VIP.
About Mazak Corporation
Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productivity-improving machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky recently initiated a $9 million manufacturing expansion. The facility’s “Production on Demand” manufacturing concept uses the latest in machine tool technologies as part of its lean strategy. Continuous training and development of the workforce has created a “lean” culture, which has created opportunities for continuing growth in America. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to its customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit www.mazakusa.com.
Renishaw is a world leader in metrology and precision technologies, with a strong history of innovation in product development and manufacturing. Since its formation in 1973, Renishaw has supplied companies small and large, worldwide, with innovative products that increase productivity, improve product quality, and deliver cost-effective automation solutions. A high level of investment in research and development (R&D) has resulted in developments across a wide range of other product areas, including material analysis, dentistry and medical devices. Total annual expenditure on R&D, including related engineering costs, now amounts to 17% of turnover. For more information on Renishaw, please contact Jeff Seliga at 847.286.9953 or email@example.com.