The VIP program involves a group of eight manufacturing partners that work with Mazak on research and development for new technologies and machine tool advances. Mazak advertises the program as an opportunity to support its customers with total manufacturing solutions. Criteria for joining the VIP program are:
- Be a recognized leader with unique, innovative, and high-quality products;
- Provide extensive pre-and post-sales support;
- Add value to customer processes and provide system solutions; and
- Maintain a culture of ethical business standards and practices.
SMW Autoblok will work with Mazak through the program to create training programs and design educational seminars to present Mazak technology solutions at conventions and conferences around the country. SMW Autoblok, a manufacturer of rotating hydraulic and pneumatic chucks, expanding mandrels, collet chucks, and a variety of other toolholding solutions, will present at Mazak’s DISCOVER 2013 event later this year in Florence, Ky.
“SMW Autoblok is a perfect fit for our VIP program. Like Mazak, SMW Autoblok is more than just a mere product supplier, it works closely with customers to understand their unique processes to be able to provide them with the best possible solutions for achieving increased productivity and profitability,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corp. “Process optimization through complete manufacturing solutions is essential in today’s competitive global marketplace, which makes collaborative efforts such as the VIP program so critical to the success of U.S. manufacturers.”