Mazak Receives MANNY Award for Manufacturing Excellence

Mazak was named a Manny Award Winner for its advanced techniques and procedures.

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At the eighth annual MANNY Awards banquet, held on June 18 at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincy Magazine named Mazak Corporation a MANNY Award Winner. An independent panel selected Mazak for the award based on the company's advanced techniques and procedures implemented into its manufacturing facility during 2013.

 “It’s an honor to be recognized for our pioneering work within our facility, and I thank Cincy Magazine and the panel of judges for this accolade,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. He added that, with domestic manufacturing on the rise Mazak is continuously improving its products so that they, and their customers, can stay competitive within the global marketplace.

Overall, MANNY Awards recognize the accomplishments of manufacturers within the Cincinnati and Tristate area in categories that include product development, new job creation, employee satisfaction and business growth.

As a first in the machine tool OEM industry, Mazak began converting its Florence, Kentucky, manufacturing plant over to the MTConnect open communications protocol in 2013. Such a transformation lets Mazak monitor its manufacturing equipment and gather valuable data to further improve production processes.

Furthermore, Mazak sells all of its machines with MTConnect compatibility so that its customers can reap the same type of productivity benefits it has with the protocol. Currently, more than 100 Mazak customers throughout North America are at various stages of integration within their facilities, involving more than 600 Mazak machines.