JTEKT Toyoda Americas Opens Great Lakes Technical Center

Nestled at the heart of the U.S. automotive industry and just under 40 miles from the Canadian border, Toyoda’s new Wixom, Michigan-based tech center will provide local sales application, turnkey, and service support to manufacturers in the Great Lakes region.

At the grand opening in April, attendees caught a first look at the tech center’s four machines: FH500J horizontal machining center, Stealth 965 vertical machining center, and recent additions to the Toyoda lineup, Takisawa Taiwan’s NEX-105 and Stealth EX-108 turning centers. All four machines were set with varied application demonstrations showing off high speed machining and dynamic milling applications.

“Toyoda customers will benefit from the (Great Lakes) facility, which will serve as our service hub for Michigan as well as an area for current and future customers to view the machine capabilities we offer,” said Michigan and Windsor regional manager, Austin Sievers. “Our doors are open for all area manufacturers; please coordinate visits with your local distributor representative or myself. We will also be hosting training seminars in the near future for grinding, gear skiving, and specific machining applications.”

Its next seminar in Wixom, Michigan, with be July 19, where attendees can see machine-cutting demos and learn advantages of high-speed axis synchronization, plus enjoy networking opportunities and personalized gear-cutting consultations.

There will be no shortage of Toyoda expertise in service and engineering as the tech center shares the 75,000-square-foot facility with Toyoda’s Remanufactured Products Division (RPD). Dedicated much to the repairing and remanufacturing of machines since the 1970s, RPD will continue to specialize in returning overworked machining centers to OEM specifications.

For more information: www.toyoda.com