Mori Seiki is a Japanese manufacturer of machine tools, tool making systems and accessories. Based in Nagoya they have a US headquarters in Chicago and plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia and produce a range of tool making equipment, such as computer numbered control (CNC) lathes, vertical and horizontal machining centers, fixed swindle turning centers and multi or five axis turning centers. They also offer a full range of consultancy, software support and training.
Mori Seiki were formed in Japan in 1948 as a manufacturer of textile machinery. In 1958 production switched to tool making and in 1960 they released the first high speed precision tools. In 1968 Mori Seiki released its first CNC lathes and developed vertical and horizontal machining centers in the early 1970s.
With over 3,000 employees worldwide Mori Seiki are renowned for innovation. In 2009 Mori Seiki entered a strategic partnership with German company Deckel, Maho and Gildemeister (DMG) to focus on new product innovation, including wind power systems and alternative energy sourcing. In September 2011 the companies launched the MILLTAP 700 a next-generation compact machining center. Mori Seiki acquired Yoshida Machine Company in 1986 and in 2000 opened its Digital Technology Laboratory in California researching advanced software and it solutions.
Mori Seiki machine tools have received many accolades, including the Best Tool Technology award for the X class lathe in October 2010 and in 2004 the same award was received for the NL Series of high-precision CNC lathes.