Workholding products manufacturer Kitagawa NorthTech has acquired two core product lines from tooling distributor Tecnara Tooling Systems.
Effective April 1, 2020, Kitagawa NorthTech will be immediately stocking inventory of Kitagawa NC Rotary Tables and MST products to support its customers throughout North America. For at least 90 days after the acquisition date, Kitagawa NorthTech (KNI) and Tecnara will be closely engaged in a business continuity program to ensure a smooth and seamless transition of the business and product lines.
Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA and established in 1979, Tecnara Tooling Systems has been KNI’s exclusive distributor of Kitagawa branded NC Rotary Tables in the USA since 1995. Tecnara Tooling, in partnership with MST Corp., developed the “Yellow Angle Head” product line and have been exclusively representing this line for the past 30 years. Tecnara also represented MST’s family of Shrink-fit Tool Holders and 5 axis workholding, both of which are included in the acquisition.
“Obtaining the Kitagawa NC Rotary Table product line was a strategic and logical decision to consolidate all Kitagawa brands under one organizational umbrella at Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. Now we truly offer North American customers a comprehensive, turnkey workholding solution for both turning and milling applications, ” said Tomo Yamamoto, President of Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc., adding that the inclusion of the MST brand and product line offered additional value.
“The MST tooling line not only expands the breadth of our Workholding portfolio, but it also complements our range of solutions by adding a high quality, precision tooling brand for Milling and 5 axis Workholding applications. Finally, we believe this acquisition to be another key “piece of the puzzle” in KNI executing upon its long-term vision and business plan.”
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