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Koyo Machinery USA Inc.

Midwest

both machines during IMTS. "IMTS
went very well for us," Clark adds.

New Capabilities
Based in Plymouth, Mich., Koyo
Machinery USA is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Koyo Machine Industries Co., Ltd. based in Osaka, Japan. Koyo Japan was established in
1961 and produces various grinding
machines, assembly machines, spindles, precision ball screws, universal
joints and drive shafts. In addition,
Koyo Japan performs applied engineering research and production
engineering research.
Koyo Machinery USA provides
manufacturing products to customers
in the automotive, heavy equipment,
aerospace, medical, IT and other manufacturing industries. Established in
1991, Koyo Machinery specializes in
the sales and service of Koyo machines
to customers in North and South
America, as well as in Europe.

"[kvd350] has a small
footprint, but is capable of grinding parts
at a larger diameter
than
similar-sized
grinders."
About 90 percent of the tooling
and machine components are built
in-house at Koyo Japan, which also is
where the product designs are created. The other 10 percent is automation components that are ordered
from its suppliers.
The company this year expanded
its service offerings when it added a
spindle rebuild department to its ISO
9001:2008-certified facility in Plymouth. The department will mainly rebuild spindles from Koyo equipment,

students, engineers, ceos and
many others were interested
in koyo's new c6060 grinding
machine at imts.

though it is also capable of rebuilding
spindles from other manufacturers'
machines. "All of our spindles were
being rebuilt by a vendor or sent to
Japan," Clark says. "We didn't see
any reason to keep sending those out
when we can provide that service directly to our customers by bringing it
in-house."
Koyo Machinery USA will soon also
add full machine rebuild capabilities
to its services. Both new capabilities
will require the company to hire additional technical staff. "This will give
us more opportunity to allow us to
grow," he adds.

Working Together
In addition to adding new machines
and capabilities, Koyo Machinery USA
also is improving its operations by
renovating its offices. The new office

design will place managers and sales
staff closer together in an effort to
further open lines of communication,
Clark says.
The company is also adding a
demonstration area/showroom connected to the office area that will allow salespeople to show prospective
customers what Koyo machines are
capable of.
Clark says the new office layout will
enhance the company's already high
level of teamwork. Employees in the
Plymouth office each perform a number of different tasks; for example,
Clark manages the office staff, goes
on sales calls and travels to Japan for
machine runoffs. "I'm most proud of
how we work together here; almost
every employee here has to wear multiple hats," he says. "We all believe in
getting the job done." mt
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