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President's Message

President & CEO
Mitsuo Okamoto

Contributing to the global manufacturing and
a better future of human being with
5 Regional Organizations

“Growing together with our customers” … this motto has always been shared among the Amada employees as a corporate philosophy since our business establishment in 1946, and has been the foundation of all our business activities. It originated from the idea that creation and presentation of new values based on customer viewpoints are the source of mutual growth.

Amada, who first started business by developing band-saw machines for cutting steel, has now grown into a global engineering company that offers total solutions of processing machineries in the 4 categories of Sheet metal, Stamping press, Cutting & structural steels, and Machine tools; in addition to software for machine control, peripheral equipment, tools and maintenance services. It shows the history of mutual growth of customers and Amada.

The sheet metal fabricating machines Amada developed were for cutting and piercing thin metal sheets with steel blades. The steel blades are now being replaced by laser beam. The technologies are evolving at a rapid pace, i.e. hydraulic drive system replaced with AC Servo motors, and analogue machine control changing to digital.

The manufacturing environment has also changed greatly during the past few years. In the matured markets such as the U.S., Europe and Japan, segments that require advanced technologies such as green business, aircraft industries, or medical equipment have been expanding with high demand for small batch/ variable mix variable lot size production. On the other hand, the emerging markets are also changing rapidly, where more and more customers are seeking automation equipment with the steep rise in labor costs. Countries labeled as “emerging markets” are shifting to new regions.

Amada now offers a full lineup of environmentally sustainable Fiber laser machines and high-throughput combination machines with processes integration for the diversified global market. Laser and bending machines are now manufactured locally by Amada quality in Brea Plant (U.S.) and Shanghai (China) next to Japan and France, and they are now ready to be delivered to customers around the world.

Today’s global economy harbors various frictions with volatile stock prices and currency exchange rates despite tireless efforts of governments and private sector around the world. Amada, a comprehensive metal fabrication machine manufacturer, shall continue to evolve to meet the rapidly changing global markets and contribute to a better future of human being through manufacturing.

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