Mazak Optonics Expands North American Headquarters

Mazak Optonics has confirmed expansion plans for their North American Headquarters located in Elgin, Illinois.

This fall 2020, Mazak Optonics will break ground on the expansion of their Elgin Technology Center. As the market footprint of Mazak laser has grown considerably in North America, the expansion is necessary for enhancing Mazak’s customer support, while continuing research and development of new laser systems and automation solutions.

“Our long-term commitment to customers in North America convinced us to move forward with our expansion plans,” said Al Bohlen, president of Mazak Optonics. “The goal of this significant investment in our North American operations is to further strengthen our customer support operations while continuing to provide customers with advanced laser-cutting and automation system solutions. Mazak has a long-established history of making strategic investments during such times, ensuring its readiness for the next phase of growth.”

Mazak plans for the expansion project to be completed in the spring of 2021, and once complete, it will bring more than 20,000 square-feet of additional operational facilities.

The expansion will feature a new auditorium, increased capacity for parts and customer service support, a new research and development center, and additional machine tool technology areas.

The company will post updates on the latest details via its social media outlets and the website.

Aerial View

Aerial View

Entrance with Auditorium 

Research and Development Center


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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.