The grand opening of Kitamura Machinery’s new U.S. corporate headquarters on June 7, 2022, was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by Dr. Akihiro Kitamura, Ph.D., Eng., president & CEO of Kitamura Machinery Co. Ltd., Mayor Paul Hoefert from the Village of Mt. Prospect, and Hiroshi Tajima, consul-general of Japan in Chicago. Distributor partners and vendors were on hand to tour the new facility and participate in the festivities along with additional members from the Village of Mt. Prospect and the Mt. Prospect Chamber of commerce.
The new facility offers a state-of-the art showroom with various machines under power for customer demonstrations, dedicated training spaces, expanded warehouse space for over $13 million worth of parts inventory and increased office and conference room space all designed to provide additional sales and service capabilities to meet the growing customer demand for the expanding line-up of Kitamura Machining Centers throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and South America.
“As the U.S. office celebrates its 40-year anniversary this year, this investment is about meeting the growing demand for the Kitamura product from our customers and dealers, and I am very proud of the Kitamura USA team” Kitamura said in remarks during the opening. “This new location will facilitate an increase in customer services and a larger on-site support staff to support future growth of Kitamura machining center sales.”
Kitamura Machinery’s new U.S. corporate headquarters is located at 451 Kingston Court, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.