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Okuma History


Eiichi Okuma began his own business, the manufacture and sales of noodle-making machines

Noodle-making machine
Noodle-making machine
1904 Manufacture and sales of machine tools started

Okuma Iron Works Ltd established
Sales of OS lathe launched

OS center lathe
OS center lathe
1937 Okuma machine tool production (amount) became Japan’s No.1
1963 NC controller (OSP) with an absolute position encoder developed in-house
Became Japan’s only comprehensive manufacturer of both machine and control
1964 NC drilling machines and NC grinders launched
1970 Oguchi assembly factory completed (Aichi Prefecture)
1972 Computerized NC (CNC) developed in-house; all Okuma numerically-controlled machines thereafter have been CNC equipped
1976 Opened USA and Europe liaison offices
1980 Main operations relocated from the old headquarters plant (Tsujimachi, Nagoya) to Oguchi
1984 Okuma Machinery Inc established in the US as sales company
1987 Okuma Machine Tools Inc established in the US as production base
1988 Kani Plant, phase 1 completed
Okuma Machinery Handels GmbH and Okuma Service Fur Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH established in Germany
1990 OMG and OSG in Germany merged to form Okuma Europe GmbH
1991 Corporate name changed to Okuma Corporation
Kani Plant (K2) completed

OMI and OMT in US Merged to form Okuma America Corporation

1997 Tatung-Okuma Co. Ltd established in Taiwan
Okuma Latino Americana Ltda established
2000 Okuma Techno (Thailand) established
2001 Okuma Australia Pty Ltd established (Liaison since 1973)
Okuma Machinery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd established
2002 BYJC-Okuma (Beijing) Machine Tool Co. Ltd established in China as production base
2007 Okuma India Pvt Ltd established

Global CS Center, Okuma Memorial Gallery, Logistics Center built

Global CS Center
Global CS Center
2009 Okuma Machine Tool (Shanghai) Corp established

Okuma Technichal Centre Paris opened
Dream Site 1 (DS1) plant opened at headquarters plant

2014 Okuma Vietnam Co., Ltd established
Okuma’s new CNC: OSP suite
2015 Brand message “OPEN POSSIBILITIES”
2016 New Service Parts Center at Kani Plant completed
The No.1 Material Center at headquarters plant completed
Aerospace Center of Excellence opened in headquarters plant GCS Center
2017 Dream Site 2 (DS2) plant opened at headquarters plant
Okuma Machine Tool (Shanghai) Corp Guangzhou Technical Center opened

Okuma India Pvt Ltd Gurgaon Technical Center opened
Started Operations of new factory in Taiwan
Okuma Korea Corporation opens new head office
Okuma Launches the New “ARMROID Next-Gen Robot System”