FLORENCE, Ky. – Building on a winning tradition that spans over 20 years, Mazak Corporation is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Penske Racing for all cars competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup® and Verizon IndyCar® Series, as well as one car in the NASCAR XFINITY® series. Mazak Corporation and Penske Racing have been partners since 1994, when Mazak became one of the first sponsors of Penske Racing South, Roger Penske's original NASCAR racing organization. Over the past two decades, Penske Racing has engineered an edge over the competition by keeping more parts manufacturing in-house on equipment supplied by Mazak. Inside Penske Racing's state-of-the-art facility on 105 acres in Mooresville, North Carolina, the NASCAR and IndyCar groups manufacture everything from chassis to key suspension parts.
"We don't just partner with any organization. They must be industry leaders that can get the job done and work with us in a win-win situation," said Matt Gimbel, production manager at Penske Racing. "The technology of our cars and components continue to progress in precision and complexity, which, in turn, makes them tougher to manufacture. To stay ahead, we rely on Mazak machines with multi-tasking, 5-axis and DONE IN ONE® capabilities as well as large tool storage capacities, pallet changers and easy programming for even our most complex of parts."
In addition to advanced machine tool technology, Penske Racing relies on Mazak for training and application support. Between the team's Mooresville and Concord locations, Penske Racing machine shops use nine Mazaks, including VERTICAL TRAVELING COLUMN, VERTICAL CENTER NEXUS, QUICK TURN SMART and QUICK TURN NEXUS models.
"All of us at Mazak are proud to be a part of the most storied racing tradition in history," said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. "Mazak and Penske Racing share an unwavering commitment to innovation and continuous improvement that drives everything we do. We look forward to a great season in 2015, and many more years of success together."
The Mazak logo appears on the B posts of the #2 Brad Keselowski and #22 Joey Logano NASCAR Sprint Cup cars, as well as the B post of the #22 car driven by various drivers throughout the NASCAR XFINITY season. The Mazak logo also appears on the mirrors of the #2 Juan Pablo Montoya, #3 Helio Castroneves, #1 Will Power and #22 Simon Pagenaud Verizon IndyCar Series cars.
About Mazak Corporation
Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productive machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky, produces over 100 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5- axis models. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Kentucky iSMART Factory to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products through its "Production-On-Demand" practice. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit www.mazakusa.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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