Indianapolis-based machine tool manufacturer Hurco Companies, Inc. (www.hurco.com), has formed a new division dedicated to servicing the Canadian machine tool market.
Hurco Canada, Ltd. is a full-service operation including sales, service and training. Its new facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada is already operational and includes a showroom equipped with Hurco machining and turning centers.
"Our new WinMax control software has numerous productivity features that support lean initiatives,” said Jim Kawaguchi, general manager of Hurco in North America. “Lean manufacturing is especially critical to our Canadian customers right now because they are facing skilled labor shortages, a strengthening Canadian dollar that cuts into profits from U.S. customers, and continued competition from overseas manufacturing."