Mazak Certifies Royal Products for VIP Technology Partnership Program

Mazak has announced the certification of Royal Products, a leading manufacturer of metalworkingperformance accessories, as the newest member of its Value Inspired Partners (VIP) program.

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Mazak’s VIP program represents a team of technology partners designed to provide customers with total manufacturing solutions. Collaborating on R&D and integration efforts, the VIP program fosters ahigh level of cooperation and technological integration that moves well beyond individual pieces of equipment. Stemming from Mazak’s commitment to meet the need for more comprehensive solutions, the VIP program brings together producers of complementary manufacturing technology to create more innovative products and processes. The program also fuels development of comprehensivetraining solutions for manufacturers across all market segments.

“Companies in the industry that have truly gone above and beyond what is expected are what Mazak looks for when selecting a company to participate in the VIP program,” says Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “Royal Products is a highly innovative company with a history of providing manufacturers with products that consist of hundreds of high-performance tooling and workholding solutions that are easy to install, reasonably priced, and built rock-solid. We are glad to add them to the VIP program.”

For over 60 years, Royal Products has been designing and building precision metalworking accessories to help manufacturers get the most performance out of their machine tools. Such products include the company’s Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator that provides an affordable automation solution for lights out operation. The company also specializes in providing applicationexpertise concerning all its machine tool accessories from CNC Bar Pullers to its Quick Change tooling systems and Live Centers.

“Royal Products is honored to have been selected by Mazak as a VIP partner,” said Tom Sheridan, vice president of marketing at Royal Products. “And while Mazak has offered our wide range of tooling, workholding, automation, and environmental products for years, an even closer collaboration between our companies through the VIP program is sure to deliver the best possible solutions for our mutual customers."


Benefitting Mazak machine users, Royal Products manufactures two basic styles of CNC collet chucks that provide simple, low-cost methods for utilizing collets on all CNC lathes and turning centers. Its Quick-Grip models offer a wide gripping range, ten-second collet changes, and are extremely short for maximum Z-axis travel, while the company’s Low-Profile models use conventional spring-type collets and are optimized for maximum tool clearance and rigidity.

Mazak launched its VIP program in August 2010, and has continued to add certified members since then.

For more information on the VIP program, please visit MazakUSA.com/VIP or follow the company on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/MazakCorp.

About Mazak Corporation
Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productivity-improving machinetool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky recently increased its production capacity to 150 machines per month in 2011. 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<http://www.mazakusa.com> or follow us on Twitter at @MazakCorp.