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Kitagawa NorthTech Acquires Tecnara Tooling Systems' Core Product Offerings

Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc., a U.S. based engineered workholding manufacturer, announced that it has acquired Tecnara Tooling System's principal product lines through strategic acquisition. The two specific product lines in the purchase include Kitagawa NC Rotary Tables and exclusive distribution rights to MST Yellow Angle Head products. Kitagawa NorthTech will be immediately stocking inventory of Kitagawa Rotary Tables and MST products to support its customers throughout North America.

"Kitagawa NorthTech and Tecnara Tooling Systems have shared a successful sales and business partnership for over 25 years, which helped facilitate the acquisition," said a spokesperson.

Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, and established in 1979, Tecnara Tooling System has been the exclusive distributor of Kitagawa branded NC Rotary Tables in the USA since 1995. Tecnara Tooling, in partnership with MST Corporation, developed the Yellow Angle Head product line and has been exclusively representing this line for the past 30 years.

In addition to the angle heads, Tecnara represented MST's family of shrink-fit tool holders and 5-axis workholding, both of which are included in the acquisition.

Tomo Yamamoto, President of Kitagawa NorthTech, said, "Obtaining the Kitagawa NC Rotary Table product line was a strategic and logical decision to consolidate all Kitagawa brands under one organizational umbrella at Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. Now we truly offer North American customers comprehensive turn-key workholding solutions for both turning and milling applications."

Yamamoto added, "The inclusion of the MST brand and product line offered us additional value in the Tecnara acquisition. The MST tooling line not only expands the breadth of our workholding portfolio, but it also complements our range of solutions by adding a high quality, precision tooling brand for milling and 5-axis workholding applications. Finally, we believe this acquisition to be another key piece of the puzzle in Kitagawa NorthTech executing its long-term vision and business plan."

Over the past five years, Kitagawa NorthTech has enhanced and expanded its workholding solution sets through a range of strategic endeavors, including new product launches-which recently included a new family of collet chucks-a continued expansion of in-house engineered workholding services, acquiring the exclusive North American distribution rights of the Noble-Kawatatec brand VTL and oil and gas chucks, and a complete upgrade of Kitagawa NorthTech in-house manufacturing, machining and testing equipment.

For more information contact:

Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc.

301 E. Commerce Drive

Schaumburg, IL 60173


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