Mazak has announced the certification of LNS, a manufacturer of bar feeding equipment, as a new member of Mazakʼs Value Inspired Partners (VIP) program. The new program from Mazak was created to inspire and foster higher levels of cooperation among producers of complementary products to provide manufacturers with total solutions. "LNS America welcomes the ongoing opportunities to provide product and service solutions as a member of the VIP initiative," says Frank Sraj, CEO of LNS America. Mazak launched its VIP program in August 2010. Inclusion in the VIP program requires a company to provide products and services that transcend traditional supplier relationships and meet the following criteria:
"When selecting a company to participate in the VIP program, Mazak looks for those in the industry who have truly gone above and beyond what is expected," says Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. "LNS is a highly innovative company with a history of providing manufacturers with products that help redefine their potential. We are glad to add them to the VIP program."
Members of the VIP program will work with Mazak in product development and the creation of training events and seminars spanning a broad range of topics.