Effective Jan. 1, DMG Mori USA ended its U.S. distributor relationship with Maruka and is now offering its affiliated customers direct access for service, sales, parts and customer service support. The company says it is currently adding staff and opening facilities in Tampa, Fla.; Parsippany, N.J.; Wichita, Kan.; Kansas City, Okla.; and Tulsa, Okla. It is headquartered in Chicago and has existing offices in Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. The company’s first U.S. factory is in Davis, Calif., which also is home to the DMG Mori U.S. Research and Development hub and Digital Technology Laboratory.
According to DMG Mori, while it will maintain an international relationship with Maruka, the two companies each will pursue other opportunities within the United States.