Okuma Europe Gmbh


Okuma Europe Gmbh
Europark Fichtenhain A 20
-47807 Krefeld
Okuma Corporation is a prominent Japanese manufacturer of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools, including lathes, machining centres, and grinders. The following is a brief history and some background information on the company:
Okuma Corporation was founded in 1898 by Eiichi Okuma in Nagoya, Japan. Initially known as Okuma Noodle Machine Co., the company started by producing and selling noodle-making machines.
In 1904, Okuma transitioned into the machine tool industry, initially manufacturing and selling various types of machinery. However, it was not until the mid-20th century that Okuma began focusing specifically on CNC machine tools. In the 1950s, Okuma made significant advancements in CNC technology, becoming one of the pioneers in the field. The company introduced Japan’s first commercially viable CNC lathe, marking the beginning of its specialisation in precision machining equipment.
Okuma expanded its presence globally by establishing subsidiaries, sales offices, and manufacturing facilities in key markets worldwide. Today, the company has a strong international presence, with operations spanning North America, Europe, Asia, and beyond.
Overall, Okuma Corporation has a long and storied history of excellence in the machine tool industry. The company’s CNC machine tools are renowned for their quality, reliability, and precision, making them a preferred choice for manufacturers worldwide. As Okuma continues to innovate and expand its global footprint, it remains dedicated to shaping the future of manufacturing.

Wolfgang Heinisch

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