Mazak Opens Edmonton Technical Center
Facility created to provide local access to direct sales, service, application and training support in western Canada.
Mazak Corporation Canada is opening a new technical center in Edmonton, Alberta, in September 2020. According to the company, the facility is strategically located in western Canada to provide local access to direct sales, service, application and training support.
According to Ray Buxton, general manager of Mazak Canada, the new Edmonton facility establishes Mazak as the only machine tool OEM with a facility in western Canada. In addition to Alberta, the technical center will support customers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, specializing in industries that include oil and gas, agriculture, maritime, aerospace, mining, forestry and more.
“While other companies tend to curtail investments when business is challenging, Mazak sees them as opportunities to provide customers a greater level of support so that they can compete more effectively and position themselves well for recovery,” says Buxton. “It is difficult to provide the level of technical support that our customers deserve strictly from our Canadian headquarters in Ontario. The addition of our new Western Canada Technical Center will provide customers with access to the essential technology and support they need to be productive and grow their businesses.”
The 7,200-square-foot technical center space is split evenly between training and technology center demonstration areas. The facility has a large presentation room for educational seminars and customer training. The demonstration area is being fully equipped with the latest Mazak technology for customer demonstrations and process prove-outs.