Corporate Profile
History
1937 May
Tsunezo Makino establishes the Manufacturing Division of Makino Shoten, specializing in the manufacture of No. 1 type vertical milling machines.
1942 March
The company name is changed to Makino Vertical Milling Machine Works.
1951 May
Reorganized as a joint stock company, capitalized at 3 million yen.
1953 April
Develops a super-precision universal cutter & tool grinder.
1958 March
Develops the K-Series of top-selling vertical milling machines. Develops Japan's first NC milling machine.
1961 April
The company name is changed to Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
1964 July
Makino is listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, capitalized at 200 million yen.
1966 October
Develops Japan's first machining center.
1967 June
Atsugi Works begins operations following completion of the first phase of construction.
1971 August
Makino is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges, capitalized at 1 billion yen.
1972 August
Develops a transfer line (FMS) consisting of adaptive control machining centers.
1975 Febrary
Establishes Makino U.S.A. Inc.
November
Begins development, production and sales of EDM.
1976 September
Develops the FNC-A Series of vertical machining centers.
1977 February
Establishes Makino Technical Service Co., Ltd.
1978 October
Acquires an equity interest in Heidenreich & Harbeck Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik GmbH in Germany and launches local production (currently Makino Europe GmbH).
1979 May
Develops the EC3025 wire EDM.
1980 October
Develops the EDNC22 NC Sinker EDM.
1981 September
Purchases LeBlond Machine Tool Company in the U.S., changes the name to LeBlond Makino Machine Tool Company and launches local production (currently Makino Inc.).
1982 November
Develops the DMS Commercial Automatic Die and Mold Machining System.
1983 October
FMS factory begins operations.
1986 May
Develops the Module MMC (Makino Machining Complex).
1987 November
Fuji Katsuyama Plant is completed and begins operations.
December
Acquires ownership of LeBlond Makino Asia (currently Makino Asia Pte Ltd) .
1989 July
Develops the A55 horizontal maching center.
1991 September
Develops GI Control and Super GI Control.
1993 October
Establishes Makino J. Co., Ltd.
1999 September
Develops the V33 vertical machining center.
2000 November
Develops the MAG series horizontal machining center for aerospace component.
2001 November
Develops the a51 horizontal machining center.
2007 October
Opens technical center in Bratislava (Slovakia).
2008 February
Adds assembly plant for large-size machines to Fuji Katsuyama Works and starts operations.
May
Develops the D500 5-axis vertical machining center.
2009 February
Develops the MAG/T4 and the MAG/A7 large-size horizontal machining center for aerospace component.
September
Develops the iQ300 Precision Micromachining Center.
2010 May
Opens R&D center in Singapore.
2012 February
Fuji Yoshida Plant is completed and begins operations.
2013 April
Develops the D800Z 5-axis vertical machining center.
July
Develops the MAG/T1 5-axis machining center for aerospace component.
November
Atsugi factory No.3 begins operations.
2015 January
Develops the Professional 6 NC controller.
June
Develops the a40 horizontal machining center.
2016 September
Develops the DA300 5-axis vertical machining center.
Develops the D200Z 5-axis vertical machining center.
2017 January
Nagoya branch is relocated and begins operations.
April
Develops the Sinker H.E.A.T., the new technology in Sinker EDM.