History of Matsuura

Year Events
1935 The Matsuura factory was first founded in Fukui city. Production and distribution of lathes began.
1957 Production and distribution of milling machines began.
1960 The Matsuura Machinery Corporation was established.
1961 Production and distribution of electric program-automatically-controlled milling machines began.
1964 Production and distribution of automatic numerically controlled milling machines began.
1968 The head office of the Matsuura Machinery Corporation was moved to the present address.
1972 Production and distribution of automatic numerically controlled drilling machines began.
1974 Production and distribution of vertical machining centers began.
1975 The vertical machining centers were first exported to U.S.A.
1981 Production and distribution of ultra high-speed machining centers began.
Production and distribution of twin-spindle vertical machining centers began.
1983 Production and distribution of horizontal machining centers began.
1985 The Takefu Factory (IMN Co., Ltd.) was opened.
1993 The total number of shipped machining centers reached 10,000.
1994 The ISO 9001 certification (Quality Management System) was obtained.
1998 The ISO 14001 certification (Environment Management System) was obtained.
1999 Production and distribution of ultra high-speed precision vertical machining centers with the linear motors on all axes began.
2000 The OHSAS 18001 certification (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) was obtained.
2001 The total number of shipped machining centers reached 15,000.
2002 The MMTS Corporation was established in U.S.A.
Development of the metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine began.
2003 Production and distribution of metal laser sintering hybrid-milling machines began.
"Best Technical Award" is granted to the SB-I model by the "Association to recognize historic valuable machine in Japan" in the 5th meeting.
2004 The metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine 'M-PHOTON 25C' won the 33rd Japan Industrial Technology Grand Prize and the prize from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
2005 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center "MAM72-63V" won the 35th "Machine Design Award".
2006

Nominated for “The best 300 small & medium manufacturing enterprise” who leads Japanese industry, by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

5-Axis Multi-Tasking Machining Center "CUBLEX-25" won the 36th "Machine Design Award".

2007

Announcement of MAXIA as a new common product logo.

"LUMEX Avance-25" won the 37th "Machine Design Award".

2008 Horizontal Machining Centers "H.Plus-300" won the 38th "Machine Design Award".
2009 Developing 5-Axis Multi-Tasking Machining Center "CUBLEX-63".
2010

Developing 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center "MX-520".

Developing 5-Axis Horizontal Machining Center "MAM72-100H".

2011

4 Linear Motor Series were released.

  High-grade Linear Motor Machine "LX-160"
  HIgh-precision Linear Motor Machine "LF-160", "LV-500"
  High-speed Linear Motor Machine "LS-160"

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