Mazak Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Florence, Kentucky, January 10, 2012 – Mazak today announced that it has received a 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Mazak maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011.

This is the second consecutive year in which Mazak has achieved this prestigious accolade. For 2011, Boeing recognized a total of 529 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Mazak is among 407 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.

“At Mazak, we are committed to the manufacturing industry and understand that today’s manufacturer needs every advantage to be competitive. Therefore, we take all of our supplier relationships very seriously and treat our customers as partners. In essence, Mazak measures its achievements based on partner victories,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “It is an honor to receive this award from Boeing once again as it is a testament to the dedication and hard work of every Mazak employee.”

Mazak supplies a wide range of Multi-Tasking machines and milling centers to Boeing for a variety of the company’s metal cutting operations. Boeing’s operations integrate Mazak full 5-axis Multi-Tasking technology in several different machine configurations, including both horizontal and vertical machines from the e-Series. Boeing also uses a substantial amount of Mazak vertical machining centers with high-speed and full 5-axis capabilities.

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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.