MC Machinery signs deal with AKS Cutting Systems for waterjet lineClick image to enlargeMC Machinery Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has signed a multi-year agreement with AKS Cutting Systems, Cleveland, OH, to license, manufacture, market and distribute the MC Machinery waterjet product line in North America.

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MC machinery signs deal with AKS Cutting Systems for waterjet lineClick image to enlarge

 

Under the terms of the agreement, AKS Cutting Systems will be the exclusive licensee and manufacturer of the MC Machinery MWX Series waterjet products and will begin to manufacture the waterjet products in Cleveland, OH.

These products will be marketed alongside the current AKS CNC plasma, oxy-fuel and fiber laser technologies. AKS will utilize the strength and durability of the MC Machinery design to offer customers a competitive edge in waterjet cutting, including using the Mitsubishi CNC control, Taper Control System (TCS) and Ultra-High Pressure 90,000 psi.

“I am pleased to announce this agreement, which optimizes and aligns our core competencies, while representing a successful step in our overall strategic plan,” says Takuya Yoshino, president of MC Machinery. “In AKS, we have a partner with a strong reputation and proven record of success, who understands the total market. We believe this agreement recognizes the strengths of each of our companies and puts us both into better position to serve our customers and the market.”

Dale Phillip, president and principal of AKS Cutting Systems says "we are excited about this agreement with Mitsubishi, which is known throughout the industry for its innovative and robust waterjet design technology. We are impressed with the company’s strong customer commitment through service and dedication to its customers. We are proud to be partners with MC Machinery and look forward to growing the waterjet market with their support. This agreement offers opportunity for all our products through expanded distribution across multiple channels, and is another example of our focus on long-term growth in action."

MC Machinery will support any machines purchased prior to this agreement with parts and service, as well as honour existing warranties.

AKS Cutting Systems, a subsidiary of Kiffer Industries, has been involved in machine tool production for more than 90 years. Throughout the years, AKS has developed a strong reputation for durability, accuracy and reliability with thousands of users worldwide. AKS has long-standing relationship with Hypertherm, and is a leading customer of the Hypertherm plasma power supply and CNC equipment.

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