Hurco acquires Milltronics and TakumiClick image to enlargeHurco Companies Inc. has acquired two machine tool builders, Milltronics Manufacturing Co. and Takumi Machinery Co. Ltd.

Founded in 1973, Milltronics designs and manufactures CNC knee mills, toolroom bed mills, vertical machining centers, combination lathes, slant-bed lathes, horizontal machining centres and bed mills. 

Takumi Machinery Co., Ltd., is a Taiwanese company founded in 1988. It designs and manufactures CNC vertical machining centres, double column machining centres, high speed bridge machines and other machine tools, with sales primarily in Taiwan, China and Europe.

Gregory Volovic, president of Hurco, says the two acquisitions will better position Hurco on the global market.

"We believe these strategic acquisitions will significantly benefit global customers and Hurco. The Milltronics and Takumi machine tool brands are strong global brands for expansive machine tool product lines. Milltronics and Takumi have a combined customer base exceeding 18,000 installed machines throughout 30 countries.

"Hurco plans to continue to market the Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi branded machine tool products separately, given the distinguishing, unique values of each product line and brand. The Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi machine tool product lines should benefit from development of product enhancements, technologies and models due to the ability to leverage shared resources and cross-utilization of proven engineering designs. We believe these acquisitions will assist in our efforts to expand our global platform, particularly in strategic markets such as China and Latin America, and to achieve manufacturing cost reductions from economies of scale and manufacturing efficiencies."

He adds that the two companies' machines complement Hurco's machine tool line.

"Takumi and Milltronics machine tool products and end user markets are highly complementary to Hurco machine tool products and end user markets, in that approximately 60 per cent of Milltronics and Takumi's machine tool lines are unique, will expand our consolidated product range and customer base, and will accelerate emerging market penetration.

"For example, unlike Hurco and Milltronics machine tools, Takumi machines are equipped with industrial controls from Fanuc, Siemens, Mitsubishi or Heidenhain for high-volume manufacturing environments. The combined Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi businesses will represent one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the machine tool industry, with more than 150 different models. We believe that these two acquisitions should be accretive to Hurco's consolidated earnings in its 2016 fiscal year."

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