Okuma History

1898

Inventor Eiichi Okuma founds his own business, the Okuma Noodle Machine Co., to manufacture and sell noodle-making machines

1904

Manufacture and sales of machine tools start

1918

Establishment of Okuma Machinery Works Ltd.
Launch of sales of OS lathe

1937

Okuma's machine tool production (value) of machine tools becomes No.1 in Japan

1963

Development of the Okuma Control (OSP) with absolute position feedback encoder
Becoming Japan's only comprehensive manufacturer of both Machine & Control

1966

Manufacture of LA-N NC lathes and MDB double-column machining centers starts

1974

Manufacture of MCM double-column machining centers (5-sided applications) starts

1975

Manufacture of LS-N NC lathes starts

1976

USA and Europe liaison offices open

1980

Main operations relocate from the old headquarters plant (Nagoya) to Oguchi

1982

Manufacture of LB15 NC lathes starts

1987

Establishment of Okuma Machine Tools Inc. in the US (manufacturing)

1988

Okuma Europe GmbH is established in Germany

1991

Corporate name changes to Okuma Corporation

1995

Okuma America Corporation is established in the US

1997

Okuma Nanjing office opens
Okuma South Germany Resource Center opens
Okuma Latino Americana Ltda. is established
Tatung-Okuma Co. Ltd. is established (Taiwan, manufacturing)

1998

Manufacture of SPACE TURN series NC lathes starts

2000

The IT PLAZA is launched, a new IT manufacturing system Okuma Techno (Thailand) is established

2001

Manufacture of ACE CENTER MB-V series vertical machining centers starts
Okuma Australia Pty is established (liaison since 1973)
Okuma Machinery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. is established

2002

BYJC-OKUMA (Beijing) Machine Tool Co. Ltd. is established (manufacturing)
Okuma Technical Centre South is established in Germany

2003

Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Award for "Thermal Deformation Compensation System," the core of the Thermo-Friendly Concept

2005

3-company integration (Okuma, Okuma & Howa and Okuma Engineering)

2006

4-company merger (Okuma Holdings, Okuma, Okuma & Howa and Okuma Engineering)

2007

K5 Factory (Kani Plant) is completed
Okuma India Pvt Ltd. is established
Okuma Technical Centre East is established in Austria

2008

Global CS Center, Okuma Memorial Gallery, Logistics Center is built

2009

Okuma Technical Centre Moscow is established in Russia

2013

Dream Site 1 (DS1) is completed
Okuma Technical Centre Paris is established in France

2014

Okuma Vietnam Co., Ltd. is established
Okuma's OSP suite is launched

2015

Brand message "OPEN POSSIBILITIES" is introduced

2016

Manufacture of LASER EX series

2017

Dream Site 2 (DS2) is completed

2018

New TOC Factory is built

2019

K6 Factory (Kani Plant) opens

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