Okuma Machine Yearly History

1898  Inventor Eiichi Okuma founded his own business, the Okuma Noodle Machine Co., to manufacture and sell noodle-making machines
1904  Manufacture and sales of machine tools started
1918  Okuma Machinery Works Ltd established Sales of OS lathe launched
1937  Okuma's machine tool production (value) of machine tools became No.1 in Japan
1963  Developed the Okuma Control (OSP) with absolute position feedback encoder Became Japan's only comprehensive manufacturer of both Machine & Control
1966  Manufacture of LA-N NC lathes and MDB double-column machining centers started
1974  Manufacture of MCM double-column machining centers (5-sided applications) started
1975  Manufacture of LS-N NC lathes started
1976  USA and Europe liaison offices opened
1980  Main operations relocated from the old headquarters plant (Nagoya) to Oguchi
1982  Manufacture of LB15 NC lathes started
1987  Okuma Machine Tools Inc established in the US (manufacturing)
1991  Corporate name changed to Okuma Corporation
1995  Okuma America Corporation established in the US
1997  Okuma Nanjing office opened Okuma South Germany Resource Center opened Okuma Latino Americana Ltd established Tatung-Okuma Co., Ltd established (Taiwan, manufacturing)
1998  Manufacture of SPACE TURN series NC lathes started
2000  The IT PLAZA was launched, a new IT manufacturing system Okuma Techno (Thailand) established
2001  Manufacture of ACE CENTER MB-V series vertical machining centers started
Okuma Australia Pty established (liaison since 1973) Okuma Machinery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd established
2002  BYJC-OKUMA (Beijing) Machine Tool Co. Ltd established (manufacturing)
2003  Received Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Award for "Thermal Deformation Compensation System," the core of the Thermo-Friendly Concept
2005  3-company integration (Okuma, Okuma & Howa and Okuma Engineering)
2006  4-company merger (Okuma Holdings, Okuma, Okuma & Howa and Okuma Engineering)
2007  K5 Factory (Kani Plant) completed Okuma India Pvt Ltd established
2008  Global CS Center, Okuma Memorial Gallery, Logistics Center built.
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