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Toward a Better Environment with Quality Products

Promotion of environmentally-friendly manufacturing

Compared to standard consumer products, machine tools have a longer usable life and are reused as a source of metal when disposed of.
Okuma promotes the reduction of environmental burden throughout the entire life of our products in order to contribute to a more sustainable society.


Environmental and Quality Policies

Environmental Policy:
Contribute to a better environment through corporate activities, by aiming for a balance between humans and our environment.
Quality Policy:
Provide the best products and services available based on a motto of “the customer comes first”.
Principles of Conduct:
As a leading global machine tool company, we shall provide products that satisfy our customers while also striving to protect the environment, based on the following principles.
  1. 1. Obey environmental and quality laws and other related regulations, and aim to become a socially trustworthy corporate citizen.
  2. 2. Work to prevent environmental pollution and make constant improvements on the following important ecological and quality issues.
    1. (1) Satisfy customer needs and expectations, through constant improvement and our “only one” technologies by offering products with low impact on delicate ecological systems.
    2. (2) Reduce burden, irregularities, and waste while implementing eco-friendly manufacturing corporate activities.
In order to carry out this policy, environment and quality targets have been set, and all those subject to the policy, including all company employees, shall be informed of these targets, and periodic review sessions shall be held to ensure the continued appropriateness of said targets.

Examples of our efforts

Thermo-friendly concept environmental economic effects
Our company believes it is our social responsibility to provide environmentally friendly products through the implementation of environmental management in accordance with ISO14000.
One of the leading examples of these efforts is Okuma's “Thermo-friendly Concept” intelligent technology. This allows for processing precision to be maintained at a constant level without being affected by ambient temperature. This eliminates the need for temperature control in order to maintain precision, cutting both electrical consumption and, as a result, CO2 emissions.
We will continue to promote “next generation manufacturing” which minimizes environmental burden while improving productivity, and developing products which are friendly for both our customers and the environment.
Thermo-friendly concept
Efforts to save energy at our Dream Site factories
At the headquarters plant, Dream Site 1 (DS1) has about 500 solar panels installed on its walls and about 3,800 solar panels on its roof.
At DS2, geothermal energy is used in cooling and heating the factory. We are promoting energy efficiency with the use of high thermal insulating panels on outer walls, LED lighting, inverter control of air compressors, electric heat pumps and other means, and have reduced energy costs 30% from the past.
Dream Sites
Efforts to save energy at our Dream Site factories.

Research and Training

Okuma Machine Tool Technology Institute being established at Nagoya University

Okuma Corporation and Nagoya University have agreed to establish the Okuma Machine Tool Technology Institute with the aim of promoting research and education in machine tool engineering. With the establishment of the Okuma Machine Tool Engineering Technology Institute in the city of Nagoya, a global center of manufacturing, Okuma will strengthen basic research on machine tools and help educate engineering students who will have the ability to act globally.

Summary of “Okuma Machine Tool Engineering Technology Institute”
  1. 1. Location: Nagoya University Higashiyama Campus, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
  2. 2. Approx. 1,500 m2 (3 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground)
  3. 3. Scheduled completion: 2019 (targeting opening for use in the 2020 academic year)
  4. 4. Uses:
    • ・To conduct machine tool research, education and practical training at Nagoya University
    • ・To promote global, leading-edge research in conjunction with the Okuma Machine Tool Engineering Endowment program.
    • ・For utilization by the Nagoya University School of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering. For use as a venue for academic conferences, research seminars, and international conferences.