Mazak celebrates 35 years of UK manufacturing

Yamazaki Mazak celebrated 35 years of UK manufacturing by hosting a fun-filled day for its employees and their families at Drayton Manor Theme Park.

The August celebration  was the first time in three years that colleagues and their families could once again come together communally. Over 750 guests were treated to complimentary use of the theme park as well as a private lunch. The Family Fun Day also marked 35 years since the manufacturer first opened the doors of its European Manufacturing Plant in Worcester, in 1987. During that time, the site has produced over 30,000 machine tools, many of which have been installed throughout the UK and Europe.

Richard Smith, European Group Managing Director at Yamazaki Mazak, commented: “We are a family business founded by the Yamazaki family and our core principle is to take care of both our customers and our employees. This objective has remained the same for more than a century and this philosophy, at the heart of our operations, has helped the company develop into the world leader in the manufacture of CNC machine tools.

“Many of those who attended the Family Fun Day have dedicated large parts of their careers to Mazak. Ultimately, we would not be in a position to be celebrating 35 years of UK manufacturing without the hard work, commitment and energy our employees bring to work every day. It was a very special day, and I was delighted to be able to share it with everyone who attended.”


Contact: Ian White