CNC Machine Tool Builder Okuma Opens New Tech Center in Mexico

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 25, 2013) – Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, and HEMAQ, exclusive sales agent of Okuma CNC machine tools in Mexico, announce the opening of the new Okuma Tech Center in Monterrey, Mexico. This is the first international tech center for Okuma America Corporation. Located in the “Industrial Capital of Mexico,” this 25,000 square foot, world-class facility allows manufacturers to fully experience the excellence and quality of Okuma CNC machine tools by participating in live, hands-on cutting demonstrations.

The Okuma Mexico Tech Center enables customers to improve their productivity by testing different technologies and processes, and through numerous training opportunities. In addition to demonstrations showcasing Okuma CNC machines, the center provides turnkey services including runoffs with access to metrology equipment, ready inventory of cutting tools, process analysis for CNC machine selection, simulation machine tools for training, and support from onsite application engineers.

Since 1989, HEMAQ has been the exclusive sales agent of Okuma machine tools in Mexico, with sales and installations exceeding 4,000 units to date. HEMAQ fully supports Okuma CNC machine products locally, including sales, 24/7 service, and engineering. With a 25-year history in Mexico, HEMAQ is well-established and prepared to serve the market’s fast-growing needs in key manufacturing sectors including automotive, aerospace, agriculture, construction, fluids control, energy, mining, oil, and mold and die.

Tours are available by appointment. For more information on Okuma Tech Centers, visit the company website at

About Okuma America Corporation

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC®, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.