HRH Prince of Wales to visit Mazak in Worcester
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, is to visit Yamazaki Mazak’s European headquarters in Worcester.
The visit, which is scheduled for June 6th 2013, will be His Royal Highness’ first visit to the company’s Worcester facility, one of the most advanced manufacturing plants in Europe.
One of the purposes of the visit is for The Prince of Wales to meet young engineers who are building careers in the manufacturing sector. Mazak promotes the benefits of a career in manufacturing to young people amongst local schools, colleges and universities.
During the visit, The Prince of Wales is scheduled to tour the Mazak European Technology Centre, which showcases more than 20 different machine tools, and the European manufacturing plant, which builds more than 1,000 machine tools every year, 85% of which are exported to Continental Europe.
Yamazaki Mazak is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of computer numerically controlled (CNC) metal-cutting and laser processing machine tools. The company, which is privately owned by the Yamazaki family, employs more than 6,500 employees worldwide.
Marcus Burton, Group Managing Director Europe at Yamazaki Mazak, commented on the visit: 'It will be a great honour to welcome His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, to our European Headquarters in Worcester. The Prince of Wales’ long-standing interest and championing of young people is very much part of our own philosophy to encourage future generations of the enormous benefit that can be gained from a career in manufacturing.'