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KOYO Machinery USA Combines with JTEKT Machinery Americas

Jan. 31, 2024
The merger adds new precision grinding technologies to the JTEKT portfolio, and extends automation, application engineering, controls, and rebuild services to Koyo machine operators.

Grinding machine supplier Koyo Machinery USA will be integrated with the JTEKT Machinery Americas portfolio of operations, including product and services, as well as customer support. Koyo’s portfolio of precision-grinding technologies include machines for centerless grinding, surface grinding, and specialty grinding machines.

This combination continues JTEKT Corporation’s global brand unification, started in 2021 to promote efficiency and synergy among the organizations multiple holdings.

“Our primary lines — Koyo grinders and JTEKT machining centers and grinders – combine with our additional turning and large bridge machines, to create synergistic strengths for supporting manufacturing in diverse industries with metalcutting machines including horizontal and vertical machining centers, bridge mills, boring mills, and grinding machines,” explained Michael Defer, JTEKT Machinery Americas president and CEO. “We can add to that our automation, application engineering, controls, and rebuild services to provide our customers end-to-end lifetime support of their manufacturing from a single, trusted source.”

Koyo Machinery has been affiliated with JTEKT since 2006, and the organization will gain greater access to customer service and support thanks to the merger, with expanded capabilities like a larger spare parts and support organization, enhanced engineering resources, and an improved machine and component rebuild division.

Koyo Machinery’s operations will relocate from Plymouth, Mich., to JTEKT Machinery’s Wixom, Mich., center. Customers are encouraged to direct service and parts inquiries to JTEKT Machinery’s primary support lines, and the current contact Koyo information will remain active for the foreseeable future.

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