North American Manufacturing Headquarters

Florence, Kentucky


Mazak has been successfully manufacturing some of the world’s most advanced machine tools in its Florence, Kentucky manufacturing facility since 1974. Today, as part of the company’s forward-thinking Mazak iSMART Factory™ concept, Mazak produces a wide range of HYBRID Multi-Tasking, Multi-Tasking, 5-axis, turning and milling machines using this advanced system – and demonstrates how digital connectivity, automation solutions and skilled manufacturing professionals work together to achieve operational excellence.

The Mazak iSMART Factory concept encompasses the complete digital integration of the factory, including state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, automation and advanced manufacturing practices. It hinges on the free flow and sharing of data in terms of process control and operation monitoring. Throughout the factory, Mazak SmartBox installations use the MTConnect® open communications protocol and innovative edge computing processes to provide complete connectivity and the capability to monitor and harvest data from every machine, cell, device and process on the production floor. In addition, automated machining cells integrate PALLETECH and MAZATEC SMS, as well as other state-of-the-art robotic systems, to ensure a fully optimized production flow.

Yamazaki Mazak headquarters in Aichi, Japan was the first facility to incorporate this factory concept. Since then, our facilities here in Florence and in Oguchi, Japan, have joined the ranks, and the company plans to designate all of its manufacturing operations as Mazak iSMART Factory sites in years to come in the spirit of continuous improvement. But no matter how sophisticated the Kentucky facility has become, the core principles remain the same as they have for more than a century of Mazak history: we use our Mazak machine tools, software solutions and automation systems to build your Mazak equipment, ensuring that we can provide the highest level of quality and efficiency.

With state-of-the-art automation, plant-wide connectivity and a fully optimized production flow, the Mazak iSMART Factory concept ensures we can provide the highest level of service and efficiency to our customers. But Mazak also understands the importance of giving back to our community and working to support local economies by manufacturing in the markets we serve – which is why Mazak supports reshoring efforts in the United States by helping manufacturers close the skills gap with industry-leading training and technical services as well as automation, data analysis and process optimization.