Kitamura Machinery Announces New Distributor Partnership With Next Industries
Wheeling, IL – Kitamura Machinery, the premier manufacturer of precision horizontal, vertical and 5-axis machining centers, has today announced a new strategic distributor partnership with Next Industries, a leader in Machine Tool Sales, Services and Shop Floor Solutions, with its headquarters in Shelby Township, Michigan and a facility in Henderson, Kentucky. The partnership includes exclusive distribution of Kitamura’s vertical, horizontal and 5-axis machining centers, accessories, spare parts and software in the states of Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.
“I cannot convey enough how excited and honored our team is to be selected by Kitamura to represent the product in MI, IN and KY” said David Cochenour, Director of Operations at Next Industries. “Knowing the history of quality, accuracy and speed of the Kitamura brand made the decision an easy one for our team. Next Industries has worked hard to set the bar at the highest level by providing our customers with unsurpassed solutions and services. As a “full service” solutions provider, our team has been recognized for putting the customer first and providing value added solutions. Whether it be a fully automated turnkey system, a standalone machine, or parts, service and applications support on your existing equipment; Next Industries has an extensive team of experienced experts to support you. Adding Kitamura to our lineup allows us to provide our customers with extremely rigid and accurate machining centers without sacrificing speed. This is true in not only the world’s fastest 2,362ipm rapids they achieve on solid box ways, but also through their patented 20,000rpm high torque, 4-step gear driven spindles.”
The President of Next Industries, Jerry Pizzimenti, built one of the most reputable Industrial Supply companies in the country before selling it to Grainger. Jerry has a passion for customer service, which is why he recruited David Cochenour, a highly regarded machine tool sales and service professional from the largest machine tool builder in the world. Together their focus on service and support has rippled through the industry.
“In signing Next Industries as our exclusive distributor in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky, we have partnered with an owner and team built to provide our customers with world class service, applications engineering, tooling and machine accessory support” said Dave Lucius, Kitamura’s Vice President of Sales. “With Next Industries as our distributor, we increase our presence in three very important markets with a service first philosophy that mirrors Kitamura Machinery’s focus.” Mike Frantzen, National Service Manager at Kitamura Machinery stated, “I am extremely impressed with the professionalism and technical knowledge of the Next Industries service and applications team.”
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