Kitamura Signs Distributor Partnership with Next Industries

Kitamura has named Next Industries the exclusive distributor for its machining centers, accessories, spare parts and software in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.


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A photo of Next Industries and Kitamura management in front of Next Industries' headquarters

Kitamura Machinery has announced a distribution partnership with Next Industries. Next Industries will exclusively distribute Kitamura’s vertical, horizontal and five-axis machining centers; accessories; spare parts; and software in the states of Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.

“I cannot convey enough how excited and honored our team is to be selected by Kitamura to represent the product in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky,” says David Cochenour, director of operations at Next Industries. “Knowing the history of quality, accuracy and speed of the Kitamura brand made the decision an easy one for our team. As a full-service solutions provider, our team has been recognized for putting the customer first and providing value-added solutions. Adding Kitamura to our lineup allows us to provide our customers with extremely rigid and accurate machining centers without sacrificing speed. This is true not only for the 2,362-ipm rapids they achieve on solid box ways, but also for their patented 20,000-rpm high-torque, four-step gear-driven spindles.”

“In signing Next Industries as our exclusive distributor in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky, we have partnered with an owner and team built to provide our customers with world-class service, applications engineering, tooling and machine accessory support,” says Dave Lucius, Kitamura’s vice president of sales. “With Next Industries as our distributor, we increase our presence in three very important markets with a service-first philosophy that mirrors Kitamura Machinery’s focus.”