Schaumburg, IL-MISUMI USA, Inc. announces its 20th Anniversary in America. In 1988, Misumi USA was established to supply mechanical components for factory automation, as well as press die and plastic mold components, cutting tools and gauges. Throughout its 20-year history, Misumi USA has enjoyed a powerful behind-the-scenes presence in industry, supporting the U.S. machine building industry, and has never ceased its mission of continuous improvement into the future. Over the recent years, the configurable component generator and unique online ordering system on the company‚â€™s website have revolutionized product, equipment and machine building for many American industries, including assembly machine building, packaging, semiconductor production, automotive, appliance, medical, consumer electronics and more.
The first English language catalog
In 1991, the first English language catalog, titled ‚â€œFace: Tools for Factory Use‚â€ was published in North America. The company then expanded its line of catalogs to Mechanical Standard Components for Factory Automation (2002), Standard Components for Press Dies (2002), Standard Components for Plastic Mold (2003), and Inch Mechanical Components for Assembly Automation (2004).
Pursuing integrated sales and manufacturing structure
Since the parent company‚â€™s integration with Suruga Seiki in 2005, the Misumi Group has steadily expanded the highly promising market overseas. Misumi USA and Suruga USA in Addison, Illinois have accelerated global deployment of their manufacturing and sales structure to better serve the growing customer base. Suruga USA was established in 1998 and strengthens back-end initiatives with their 5C re-engineering (encompassing value, time, information, strategy and mindset) concepts.
To further provide customers in North America with quality service and short delivery times, Misumi USA, Inc. has been developing a local supplier network. In 2004, it established the QCT logistic center near Chicago‚â€™s O‚â€™Hare airport as the local major distribution center for its products.
Filed Under: Factory automation, Motion control • motor controls