Toyoda Opens Technology Center in Michigan
The center shares space with the company’s machine remanufacturing division and will serve the Great Lakes region.
JTEKT Toyoda Americas celebrated the grand unveiling of its Great Lakes Technical Center April 19-20, 2017. Nestled at the heart of the U.S. automotive industry and just under 40 miles from the Canadian border, Toyoda’s Wixom, Michigan, tech center will provide local sales application, turnkey and service support to manufacturers in the Great Lakes region, the company says.
Attendees caught a first look at the tech center’s four machines: a FH500J horizontal machining center, a Stealth 965 vertical machining center, and recent additions to the Toyoda lineup, Takisawa Taiwan’s NEX-105 and Stealth EX-108 turning centers. All four machines were set up with various application demonstrations showing high-speed machining and dynamic milling applications.
“Toyoda customers will benefit from the Great Lakes facility, which will serve as our service hub for Michigan as well as an area for current and future customers to view the machine capabilities we offer,” says Michigan and Windsor Regional Manager, Austin Sievers. “Our doors are open for all area manufacturers. Please coordinate visits with your local distributor representative or myself. We will also be hosting training seminars in the near future for grinding, gear skiving, and specific machining applications.”
The tech center shares the 75,000-square-foot facility with Toyoda’s Remanufactured Products Division (RPD). Dedicated to the repairing and remanufacturing of machines, RPD specializes in returning overworked machining centers to OEM specifications.
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