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Kitamura Machinery Marks 90th Anniversary Milestone

Dr. Akihiro Kitamura, President and CEO

Kosaku Kitamura, Senior Executive Director, with activity winners.

Mike Umeno, Executive Director, and staff of General Affairs Department.

Kitamura Machinery, a pioneer in machining center manufacture, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. "This remarkable milestone underscores the company's enduring commitment to delivering an exceptional sales and service experience and its continued dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction," said a company spokesperson.

The spokesperson continued, "Family owned and founded in 1933, Kitamura has grown from humble beginnings into a global leader in machining center manufacture. Over the past nine decades, the company has consistently demonstrated its ability to adapt, evolve and thrive in a rapidly changing business landscape. With a strong foundation built on the core philosophy of 'Machining Challenges Simplified,' Kitamura has established itself as a trusted and respected brand in the development of user-friendly, next-generation machining solutions and software."

"Our 90th Anniversary is a testament to the hard work, vision and determination of our founders, employees, partners and loyal customers," said Dr. Akihiro Kitamura, President and CEO of Kitamura Machinery Co., LTD. "We have achieved this significant milestone by staying true to our values, embracing innovation and consistently exceeding our customer's expectations. As we reflect on this occasion, we extend our heartfelt thanks to our valued users and dedicated distributors who have played an integral role in our journey. Looking back on our rich history, we are excited to continue shaping the future of machining center manufacture and serving our global community."

Throughout its 90-year journey, Kitamura Machinery has earned numerous awards and patents for its line of vertical, horizontal, double column and 5-axis machining centers. "The company's unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability, quality and customer-centricity has set new industry standards and earned the trust of users throughout 52 counties worldwide," said the spokesperson.

To commemorate the momentous occasion, Kitamura hosted a grand employee celebration at its headquarters in Takaoka City, Japan, with live entertainment, historical exhibits, guest speakers and employee appreciation surprises throughout the event to express gratitude for the hard work and commitment of Kitamura's exceptional team worldwide.

"As Kitamura Machinery enters its 10th decade, the company remains dedicated to driving innovation, fostering growth and making a positive impact within the machine tool community," said the spokesperson. "With a continued focus on 'made-in-Japan' quality, new product development, ease of use for the operator and an ongoing commitment to providing uniquely intuitive, user focused CNC technology, the company is poised to continue its legacy of excellence and shape the next era of machining center manufacture."

For more information contact:

Kitamura Machinery of USA Inc.

451 Kingston Court

Mt. Prospect, IL 60056


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