Mazak Certifies Royal Products for VIP Technology Partnership Program

Florence, Kentucky, May 18, 2011 – Mazak has announced the certification of Royal Products, a leading manufacturer of metalworking performance accessories, as the newest member of its Value Inspired Partners (VIP) program.

Mazak’s VIP program represents a team of technology partners designed to provide customers with total manufacturing solutions. Collaborating on R&D and integration efforts, the VIP program fosters a high level of cooperation and technological integration that moves well beyond individual pieces of equipment. Stemming from Mazak’s commitment to meet the need for more comprehensive solutions, the VIP program brings together producers of complementary manufacturing technology to create more innovative products and processes. The program also fuels development of comprehensive training solutions for manufacturers across all market segments.

“Companies in the industry that have truly gone above and beyond what is expected are what Mazak looks for when selecting a company to participate in the VIP program,” says Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “Royal Products is a highly innovative company with a history of providing manufacturers with products that consist of hundreds of high-performance tooling and workholding solutions that are easy to install, reasonably priced, and built rock-solid. We are glad to add them to the VIP program.”

For over 60 years, Royal Products has been designing and building precision metalworking accessories to help manufacturers get the most performance out of their machine tools. Such products include the company’s Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator that provides an affordable automation solution for lights out operation. The company also specializes in providing application expertise concerning all its machine tool accessories from CNC Bar Pullers to its Quick Change tooling systems and Live Centers.

“Royal Products is honored to have been selected by Mazak as a VIP partner,” said Tom Sheridan, vice president of marketing at Royal Products. “And while Mazak has offered our wide range of tooling, workholding, automation, and environmental products for years, an even closer collaboration between our companies through the VIP program is sure to deliver the best possible solutions for our mutual customers."

Benefitting Mazak machine users, Royal Products manufactures two basic styles of CNC collet chucks that provide simple, low-cost methods for utilizing collets on all CNC lathes and turning centers. Its Quick-Grip models offer a wide gripping range, tensecond collet changes, and are extremely short for maximum Z-axis travel, while the company’s Low-Profile models use conventional spring-type collets and are optimized for maximum tool clearance and rigidity.

Mazak launched its VIP program in August 2010, and has continued to add certified members since then.

About Mazak Optonics Corporation

Mazak Optonics Corporation is a major supplier of laser-cutting systems, offering 50 laser models and leading the industry in the implementation of emerging laser technologies. The company’s 50,000 sq. ft. North American Headquarters are located in Elgin, Illinois, and feature a 30,000 sq. ft. laser technology center housing up to 18 machines for demonstrations and training. Mazak Optonics is part of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation (Oguchi, Japan), the global leader for the manufacture of machine tools and systems for the precision machining of metal parts, including CNC turning centers, horizontal and vertical machining centers, Multi-Tasking machining centers, turnkey cells and software solutions. The North American Headquarters for Yamazaki Mazak are located in Florence, Kentucky. For more information on Mazak Optonics’ products and solutions, visit, email or call 847.252.4500.