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Okuma History
1898 Inventor Eiichi Okuma founded his own business, the Okuma Noodle Machine Co., to manufacture and sell noodle-making machines
1904 Manufacture and sales of machine tools started
1918 Okuma Machinery Works Ltd established Sales of OS lathe launched
1937 Okuma's machine tool production (value) of machine tools became No.1 in Japan
1963 Developed the Okuma Control (OSP) with absolute position feedback encoder
Became Japan's only comprehensive manufacturer of both Machine & Control
1966 Manufacture of LA-N NC lathes and MDB double-column machining centers started
1974 Manufacture of MCM double-column machining centers (5-sided applications) started
1975 Manufacture of LS-N NC lathes started
1976 USA and Europe liaison offices opened
1980 Main operations relocated from the old headquarters plant (Nagoya) to Oguchi
1982 Manufacture of LB15 NC lathes started
1987 Okuma Machine Tools Inc established in the US (manufacturing)
1991 Corporate name changed to Okuma Corporation
1995 Okuma America Corporation established in the US
1997 Okuma Nanjing office opened
Okuma South Germany Resource Center opened
Okuma Latino Americana Ltda established
Tatung-Okuma Co., Ltd established (Taiwan, manufacturing)
1998 Manufacture of SPACE TURN series NC lathes started
2000 The IT PLAZA was launched, a new IT manufacturing system Okuma Techno (Thailand) established
2001 Manufacture of ACE CENTER MB-V series vertical machining centers started
Okuma Australia Pty established (liaison since 1973)
Okuma Machinery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd established
2002 BYJC-OKUMA (Beijing) Machine Tool Co. Ltd established (manufacturing)
2003 Received 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) completed
Okuma India Pvt Ltd established
2008 Global CS Center, Okuma Memorial Gallery, Logistics Center built
2013 Dream Site 1 (DS1) built
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