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YASDA fuses superior craftsmanship into high-precision machining

Japanese company is responsible for many pioneering innovations in machinery making

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 April, 2016, 10:28am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 April, 2016, 5:45pm

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At the pinnacle of quality in the machine tool industry, YASDA PRECISION TOOLS has remained steadfast to its philosophy of striving to be the best, not the biggest in its more than 80 years of operations.

Combining state-of-the-art engineering with superior craftsmanship, YASDA is dedicated to developing machining centres and jig borers with the highest levels of accuracy and reliability.

“This commitment to precision is the spirit of YASDA,” says Takuto Yasuda, president. It has led the Japanese company to many pioneering innovations, including the first horizontal boring and milling machine in 1964, and the initial micro centres for precise micromachining in 2009.

Hand scraping is one of the keys to the unparallelled accuracy and longevity of YASDA’s machines. This Old World craftsmanship, which is handed down through generations, distinguishes YASDA. The company also achieves sub-micron-level accuracies for its machines through its humidity and temperature-controlled assembly plant in Okayama. The factory is further equipped with anti-vibration floor measures to ensure the utmost in precision and quality.

Producing a controlled 200 machines a year, YASDA’s focus is to serve the high-end market, including manufacturers of high-precision parts for formula and hybrid cars, communication and optical equipment, dies and moulds, and machine tools. In recent years, YASDA has also explored other industries including medical and aerospace.

To expand its brand and capabilities in Europe, the Americas and Asia, YASDA relies on the extensive distribution infrastructure of its select agents along with its overseas subsidiaries. With three operating subsidiaries in China, YASDA is committed to strengthening its foothold on the mainland and across Southeast Asia.

“We aim to double overseas sales in the next 10 years, and we see China as a key growth market,” Yasuda says. “Opportunities abound for our high-end machines as the market demands better quality products and manufacturers seek to improve competitiveness.”