Gleason Corporation (Rochester, New York) has acquired Saikuni Machinery of Niigata City, Japan. Saikuni is a manufacturer of gear cutting, tool sharpening and tool inspection equipment; rack milling machines; and other metalcutting and finishing equipment. Gleason has worked with Saikuni to sell some of its products in the past, and the Japanese company has also manufactured Gleason products, including the BPG blade profile grinding machine.
Gleason will operate the Saikuni business with the current management team and approximately 25 employees under the name Gleason-Saikuni Co. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Gleason’s ability to serve customers in Japan with local solutions and support.