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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America Increases Bevel Gear Manufacturing CapabilitiesJuly 21, 2011
Chesapeake, VA 23323
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), U.S. headquarters for Sumitomo Drive Technologies, has just purchased gear machining equipment to increase their bevel gear manufacturing capabilities. This represents the first phase of an extensive three year investment. All equipment will be delivered and in operation by April 2012.
Sumitomo is dedicated to increasing their manufacturing capabilities in a market that continues to expand throughout the Americas. The bevel gear market is estimated at $300 million USD and is expected to continue incremental increases for the next several years. This initiative complements Sumitomo's midterm plan for expanding in the right-angle market through its competitive bevel gearbox designs, and will provide quality bevel components with world class efficiency. Sumitomo will be launching the Cyclo® Bevel Buddybox 4 and 5 series products in 2012, and the increased manufacturing capabilities will help support the production of these two new product lines.
"Given the variance of the global supply chain, many U. S. manufacturers are re-shoring," said James Travers, Vice President of Business Operations. "Sumitomo Machinery recognizes the market demands of our customers, requiring shorter lead times, high quality products and competitive costs. SMA is committed to expanding manufacturing capabilities to meet those demands."
Sumitomo has launched a 2015 Manufacturing Vision that will include additional manufacturing capabilities and expansion plans in their locations throughout the Americas to help support continued growth of their products and services.
Sumitomo's NEW Cyclo Bevel Buddybox (BBB) 4 and 5 Series are schedule to be released in 2012.
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