Mazak has announced it has certified Seco Tools, a provider of metalcutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking and toolholding, as a new member of Mazak's 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.
Unlike other partnership programs in the industry, Mazak's VIP program is highly selective, and reflects the company's ongoing commitment to providing its customers with total manufacturing solutions. To provide increased value to Mazak customers, membership in the VIP program requires a company to provide products and services that transcend traditional supplier relationships.
Collaborating on R&D and integration efforts, the VIP program fosters a high level of cooperation and technological integration that moves well beyond individual pieces of equipment. Stemming from Mazak's commitment to meet the need for more comprehensive solutions, the VIP program brings together producers of complementary manufacturing technology to create moreinnovative products and processes. The program also fuels development of comprehensive training solutions for manufacturers across all market segments.
"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," said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. "Seco Tools is a well-respected company that prides itself on building close relationships with customers to effectively understand and address their needs. We are proud to add them to the VIP program."
Seco provides powerful machining solutions to leading companies around the world. The company deploys its highly specialized machining competence and materials-focused tooling innovations to the aerospace, oil and gas, power generation, automotive and medical industries, among others.
"We are honored to have been selected for Mazak's VIP program and see great benefits for both Seco and Mazak customers as a result," said Mike Parker, director of marketing and product development at Seco. "The partnership allows for providing customers advanced cutting tools paired with innovative machine tool technology for complete optimized manufacturing solutions tailored to their specific machining needs."
Seco has an established reputation as a leading manufacturer and supplier of carbide cutting tools and associated equipment. The company's expertise and innovativeness is well apparent in the metalcutting products it offers, as well as in its toolholding technology. Mazak launched its VIP program in August 2010, and has continued to add certified members since then.