More than 2,000 people celebrated Hwacheon's 60th anniversary at the company's grand opening of its Technology Center and an open house. The 3-day event featured displays of the company's range of CNC machine tools, from vertical turning center to drill and tap machines, horizontal lathes to mold and die machining centers.
Company management greeted the guests and welcomed them into the new Technology Center in the middle of the company’s head office campus in Gwangju, South Korea. The Center includes ground floor demonstration space filled with the latest machines from the company, and two higher floors for training and meeting rooms and an auditorium. The company also has a Technical Center in Seoul, South Korea.
A portion of its adjacent factory for the open house was dedicated to exhibiting 14 new machines from tap and drill centers to a large 5-axis double-column die machining center, its large Hi-Tech 850LYMC horizontal turning center, and high precision vertical mills shown machining parts to sub-micron tolerances.
The new machines include larger capacity vertical machining centers, vertical CNC lathes, integrated CNC lathes, and horizontal spindle CNC lathes that are aimed at the oil and gas market, die/mold, and general machining and job shops.
Klaus Ludwig, internation business unit leader and vice pressident of Hwacheon Machine Tool Co., Ltd., says the company is making a greater commitment to its markets outside Korea with new facilities and machine development backed by increased stocking of its machines in markets globally.