Mazak Certifies SIM Technologies as Newest VIP Partner

FLORENCE, Ky., September 5, 2013 – Mazak Corporation recently named SIM Technologies Corporation, an engineering services firm specializing in software development for the manufacturing and distribution industries, to its exclusive Value Inspired Partner (VIP) technology program that brings total manufacturing solutions to Mazak customers.

Through this partnership, SIM Technologies and Mazak will collaborate on solutions that solve production, scheduling, logistics and inventory challenges. The two companies will also work together to create training programs and seminars on understanding and solving production bottlenecks for presentation at Mazak technology and education events across the country, including the DISCOVER 2013 event that will take place Oct. 8 – 16 at Mazak Corporation headquarters in Florence, Ky.

“We are excited to have SIM Technologies as our newest VIP partner. Having relied on them to optimize our own manufacturing initiatives, we know firsthand the company is a proactive collaborator that embodies what it means to be a VIP, said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “Like Mazak, SIM Technologies is committed to making its customers more productive and profitable by solving their production challenges.”

SIM Technologies offers software-based planning systems that focus on global supply chains, capacity scheduling, flexible manufacturing simulation, lean manufacturing and congestion modeling. Projects range from optimizing throughput of an existing production line to the complete global supply chain process for a company. Mazak relies on SIM Technologies’ to continuously improve the workflow of its Kentucky manufacturing plant via Flexible Manufacturing Simulation System software upgrades.

“It is an honor to receive Mazak VIP certification because it further validates our commitment to the manufacturing industry,” said Paul Eckard, president of SIM Technologies Corporation. “We are excited to be able to take our working relationship with Mazak to the next level and serve as a key factor in helping their customers reduce capital and operating costs through our specialized solutions.”

Launched in 2010, the Mazak VIP program brings together reputable producers of complementary technologies for Mazak machines. In order to become a Mazak VIP, members must exceed customer expectations in terms of products, services and support as well as maintain a culture of ethical business practices.

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About SIM Technologies

SIM Technologies Corporation (STC) is an independent, professional engineering services firm, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company specializes in understanding and solving production and logistics bottlenecks in the areas of scheduling, resource utilization, capacity constraints, inventory, and supply chain management. Projects range from optimizing the throughput of an existing production/assembly line, the complete design of a new facility or the entire global supply chain process of a company. SIM Technologies Corporation is independent from any equipment or system vendors, which allows for unbiased customer recommendations. For more information on SIM Technologies, visit

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.