10/22/2012 | 1 MINUTE READ

Kitamura Recognized for Outstanding Machine Design

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Precision machining center manufacturer honored with 2012 Good Design Award.

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Kitamura Machinery, the premier manufacturer of precision horizontal, vertical and 5-axis machining centers is proud to announce that it has been selected to receive the 2012 Good Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) for its G-Series line of machining centers. First exhibited at IMTS 2012, the introduction of the G-Series horizontal and vertical machining centers is evidence of the company’s continual pursuit of excellence in industrial development.

Good Design Awards is a comprehensive program for the evaluation and encouragement of design organized by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) and has been given to outstanding designs for more than 50 years in the pursuit of prosperous lives and industrial development. Good Design Award winning items are promoted via the “G Mark” as a trustworthy symbol which connects industry and everyday life and is recognized by consumers as representing products with “high quality and usability”.

“We are honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Akihiro Kitamura, Ph.D., the company’s President. “It is a statement of our dedication in design and manufacture within the industry and our commitment in understanding the role that design plays in society. With our new G-Series machining centers we have established a new brand identity focusing on ultra-high precision techniques requiring micron accuracies. The Smart Design concept utilizes advanced materials along with symbolically representing the material beauty in machine design while at the same time incorporating energy and space saving concepts”.

The Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) is a public interest incorporated foundation located in Tokyo, Japan. Every year the JDP presents Good Design Awards to companies judged to bring richness to people’s lives, industry and the society by bringing attention to excellent design.

About Kitamura Machinery:  Founded in 1933, Kitamura Machinery is dedicated to building the most technically advanced horizontal, vertical and 5-axis machining centers in the world. Kitamura machining centers are known and respected for their no-compromises precision and extended floor life even under the most demanding conditions. With its U.S. Corporate Headquarters located in Wheeling, Illinois, Kitamura provides its products to a diverse customer base worldwide. For more information please visit www.kitamura-machinery.com or contact us at 1-847-520-7755.