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Gleason Acquires Japan Saikuni Machinery Co., Ltd.
September 20, 2013 in Rochester, New York, USA. Gleason Corporation announced that it has acquired Saikuni Machinery Co., Ltd. of Niigata, Japan. Saikuni is a major manufacturer of gear tool sharpening equipment, tool inspection equipment, rack milling machines and other metal cutting and finishing equipment. Saikuni has manufactured some of Gleason's products including Gleason's BPG tooth profile sharpeners and sold them both in Japan and overseas. Gleason has also worked with Saikuni to sell some of its products. 'Given the strategic partnership with Saikuni since 1997, the importance of the Japanese market and our large customer base in Japan, this time,' said John J. Perrotti, president and CEO of Gleason Corporation. The acquisition enhances our ability to provide effective local solutions and support to customers in Japan and the wider region.” Gleason has a long-standing presence in the Japanese market through its subsidiary Gleason Asia Ltd. in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Gleason will operate the Saikuni business using the existing management team and approximately 25 employees will work under the Gleason-Saikuni Ltd umbrella. Gleason's mission is to be the total gear solutions provider to its global customers. Gleason is a world leader in the development, production and sales of gear machining machine tools and related equipment. The company's products are used in the automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, wind energy, construction, heavy machine tool and marine industries, with a diverse customer base serving a variety of industrial equipment markets. Gleason has locations in Rochester, New York, Rockford, Illinois, Dayton, Ohio, Munich and Ludwigsburg, Germany, Studen, Switzerland, Bangalore, India, and Suzhou, China. factory. Its sales and service offices are located in South America, North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.