EMUGE-FRANKEN USA, a leading manufacturer of high-performance taps, thread mills, end mills, drills, and other rotary tools, has announced it recently partnered with Okuma America Corporation, joining the Partners in Technology program, founded by Okuma. Partners in Technology is a collaborative network of more than 50 companies that provide distinctive technologies and services that augment Okuma CNC machines for metal cutting and manufacturing applications. Members of the Partners in Technology network work closely with Okuma personnel to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for manufacturers.
The new partnership strategically combines high performance cutting tool solutions and applications expertise from EMUGE-FRANKEN with leading machine tool technology from Okuma. Both companies are committed to having the highest levels of customer satisfaction by offering innovative, precision solutions and application testing and support. Known worldwide for their superior performance, EMUGE-FRANKEN cutting tools feature premium quality solid carbide and tool steel, and unique designs with complex geometries, all precision-machined with remarkable accuracy. EMUGE-FRANKEN’s on-going and intensive research and development also results in unique cutting tool solutions that significantly save time and enhance productivity. EMUGE-FRANKEN cutting tools and applications support will be available in Okuma’s Technology Centers throughout the U.S.A., which includes locations in Charlotte, NC, and Chicago, IL, and Houston, TX.
“We are looking forward to collaborating with Okuma and the members of the Partners in Technology Network to combine our strengths and deliver innovative technology solutions to manufacturers worldwide,” said Bob Hellinger, President, EMUGE-FRANKEN USA. “Together, we will help manufacturers achieve new levels of precision, efficiency and competitiveness.”
“We are extremely pleased to welcome EMUGE-FRANKEN USA to Partners in Technology,” said Mike Hampton, Business Development Manager, at Okuma and manager of the Partners in Technology Program. “EMUGE-FRANKEN’s globally recognized cutting tool solutions will strengthen and expand our technology portfolio, enhancing the customer experience.”With the open-architecture, PC-based OSP-P control as its nucleus, Partners in Technology brings specialized equipment, and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user.
For over 100 years, the German company group EMUGE-FRANKEN has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision tools for thread cutting, drilling, gaging, clamping, and milling. With 1,950 employees, EMUGE-FRANKEN offers an innovative product program with 40,000 in-stock items and a multiple of that with customer-specific tools. The product range focuses on applications in the automotive industry, power plants, aerospace industry and medical technology as well as general manufacturing. As a complete system supplier for the machining industry, EMUGE-FRANKEN has branch offices or sales partners in 52 countries.
EMUGE-FRANKEN USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 1,950 employee German company EMUGE-Werk Richard Glimpel GmbH & Co. KG (Lauf, Germany). EMUGE-FRANKEN USA offers end-user technical support through a network of in-the-field engineers and in-house product specialists, all with extensive tooling and application experience. Over 10,000 types of cutting tools and accessories are stocked in the company’s U.S. and Canadian Headquarters located in West Boylston, MA, U.S.A. The recently expanded 50,000+ sq. ft. facility includes a technology center with a machining and tooling demonstration showroom and classroom, tool manufacturing and coating, reconditioning, warehouse, sales, support, and administrative offices.
About Okuma America Corporation
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world-leading builder of CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, controls and automation systems. The company was founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan, and is the industry’s only single-source provider of CNC machines, drives, motors, encoders, spindles and automation systems, all manufactured by Okuma. The company designs its own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in Technology network of enhanced manufacturing technologies, Okuma is committed to helping users gain a competitive advantage through the open possibilities of machine tools today and into the future.