Okuma America Corporation Announces Next-Generation Partner Program

A Refined Program Offering Additional Benefits to Partners and Customers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 3, 2023) – The leadership team at Okuma America Corporation, a global leader and builder of computer numeric control (CNC) machine tools, controls and automation systems, announces a next-generation program designed for an elite group of companies that provide best-in-class technologies to augment Okuma products. The new program – branded as ‘Partners in Technology’ – is an evolution of the company’s former Partners in THINC Program. The new program is structured to offer more benefits to Okuma users and the program’s 40+ member partner companies.

Originally launched in 2007, the Okuma partner program includes a collaborative network of companies that provide products, services, and support for the metal-cutting and manufacturing industries. Members of the partner program have been selected based on criteria including product quality, service capabilities, and compatibility with Okuma machine tool technologies. The members are distinguished providers of a variety of machine tool peripherals, including automation technologies, CAD / CAM software, coolant and coolant systems, metrology products, productivity components, tooling, workholding, and more. The program aims for the network to coalesce to provide holistic solutions for manufacturers.

Okuma’s Partners in Technology program focuses on maximizing machine tool production, profitability, and performance. This means collectively monitoring key factors to reduce downtime and maintain consistency before tools even touch metal, as partners strive to ensure that manufacturing processes are streamlined and error free for customers.

Okuma Business Development Manager Mike Hampton, who manages Partners in Technology, looks forward to the outcomes of the collaborations fueled by the program. “I believe that prime solutions are seldom found individually and often discovered through team efforts. The Partners in Technology program does just that by connecting Okuma’s corporate values of 'passion for manufacturing' and 'drive for innovation' setting all the aces in their places to turn problems into productivity for our customers.”

Okuma America Corp. has a dedicated facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, for Partners in Technology members. At the facility, partners can demonstrate their products on Okuma machine tools, meet with local customers, enjoy dedicated workspace, network with other partner companies, and host events. The facility is open to visitors within the manufacturing environment; visitors can arrange a visit by reaching out to an official partner, an Okuma team member or an Okuma distributor.

Visit okuma.com/partners for more information about Partners in Technology and for a complete list of participating companies.

About Okuma America Corporation

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in 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, controls, 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 competitive advantages through the open possibilities of machine tools today and into the future.

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