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A Special Message from the President

Atsushi Ieki President, Okuma Corporation

April 14, 2020

A Special Message from:

Atsushi Ieki
President
Okuma Corporation

Dear Okuma Customers & Business Partners,

Greetings from Japan. As I write this message we find ourselves in very unusual times. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every corner of the world, and in doing so has affected families, businesses, supply chains, economies, and much more. I, along with the entire global Okuma management team, are first and foremost concerned about the health and safety of all of our employees, customers and business partners, and encourage you to follow best practices for good health and wellbeing as we together navigate this global phenomenon.

From a business perspective, while there are seemingly many challenges at the current time, I want to assure you:

  • Okuma has been in business for more than 120 years, meaning that we have survived and ultimately thrived after many challenges including global wars, great recessions and depressions, global viruses and more
  • Okuma has a high degree of in-house manufacturing which turns out now to being an advantage to be more independent from global supply chains
  • The Okuma factories are fully operational and the COVID-19 crisis currently has no remarkable impact on the ability to produce machines and supply spare parts

I am confident that we will weather this storm together and be better prepared organizationally to serve you in the months and years ahead. Please trust and depend on Okuma, no matter what the circumstances bring.
Our corporate slogan is “OPEN POSSIBILITIES”, this count even more during this extraordinary period.

Thank you very much and please stay healthy
With Best Regards,

Atsushi Ieki