Milestone

1937
Tsunezo Makino establishes the Manufacturing Division of Makino Shoten,  specializing in the manufacture of No.1 type vertical milling machines.
1958 Develops the K-Series of top-selling vertical milling machines and Japan’s  first NC milling machine.
1961 The global headquarter company name is changed to Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
1966 Develops Japan’s first machining center.
1980 Develops the N/C Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM).
1981
Buys over LeBlond Machine Tool Company in the U.S. changes its name to LeBlond Makino Machine  Tool Company, launches the production of Makino machine tools and establishes the Singapore  branch LeBlond Asia Pte Ltd.
1982 Develops the DMS Commercial Automatic Die and Mold Machining System.
1984
Introduces the industry’s first high-speed spindle and develops first 5-axis controlled machining center.
1986 
Introduces  the   first  Intelligent  Adaptive   Control  System  and  develops  the   Module   MMC (Makino Machining Complex).
1987 The Singapore branch company name is changed to LeBlond Makino Asia Pte Ltd.
1989 Introduces the A55, revolutionizing horizontal machining centers.
1990 Makino R&D Center becomes operational.
1992
Today’s Asia headquarter, Makino Asia Pte Ltd is set up. The production of wire EDM starts and the Ram EDM develops with Makino Tokyo.
1994  Introduces KE55 New Generation Milling Machine.
1995 Establishes Makino India Pvt Ltd.
1999 Establishes Makino (China) Co. Ltd.
2002  Launches SP43 and S33.
2003
Launches SP64 and S56. Develops world’s first conventional horizontal wire EDM that automatically threads and machines with a 0.02 mm diameter wire. Opening of Makino Asia Technical Center in China.
2004 Establishment of “Makino (Thailand) Co., Ltd” in Bangkok, Thailand.
2005 Development of EDNC43T; Production of Slim3 in “Makino India Private Limited” manufacturing plant in Bangalore, India.
2006 Establishment of “Makino (China) Co. Ltd” manufacturing plant in Kunshan, China.
2007 Development of Makino’s new wire EDM solution, the DUO Series; DUO43 and DUO64.
2009 Launches F series and PS series to meet competitive market requirements.
2010 Development of EDAF Series High Precision Sinker EDM and the opening of the new Makino International Research and Development (IRD) Centre.
2012 Launching of F8/F9 Large Vertical Machining Center and U3 Precision wire EDM.
2013 Launching of Hyper i control for Wire EDM
2014 World premiere of Slim3n, the competitive solution for parts machining
2015 Launching of Hyper Technology for Wire and Sinker EDM

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