Weldlogic, Inc.
TRAK Machine Tools - Southwestern Industries
Surplex GmbH
Smart Machine Tool U.S.A
Shun Chuan Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
OptiPro Systems
Murata Machinery USA, Inc. | Muratec USA
KNUTH Machine Tools USA, Inc
INDEX-Werke GmbH & Co.

12 Automatic Lathe Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for automatic lathes as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 12 automatic lathe manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked automatic lathe companies as of February, 2024: 1.Murata Machinery USA, Inc. | Muratec USA, 2.Smart Machine Tool U.S.A, 3.OptiPro Systems.

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List of 12 Automatic Lathe Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

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    • Smart Machine Tool U.S.A
      • United States of America Address: N25W23287 Paul Rd., Pewaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Smart Machine Tool U.S.A. is an American manufacturer of machine tools founded in 2018 and based in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The company's product portfolio includes 2- and 3-axis CNC lathes, drill tap and milling machines, vertical or horizontal machining centers, and bridge mills. These are primarily used by clients in the medical, aerospace, automotive, and defense sectors. Aside from machine tools, the company also offers additional parts and installation services for customers requiring additional support.

    • Murata Machinery USA, Inc. | Muratec USA
      • United States of America Address: 2120 Queen City Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Murata Machinery USA, Inc. is based in Charlotte, North Carolina as a subsidiary of Murata Machinery, Ltd., originally founded in 1935 in Japan. The company is a manufacturer of world-class machinery and a provider of automated solutions for companies from many industries. The company manufactures CNC turning, fabrication, and textile machinery, as well as other integrated technologies designed to improve productivity and process automation. The company’s specialized services include automated guided vehicles, machine rebuild programs, and replacement parts of fabricated machinery and CNC turning tools.

    • TRAK Machine Tools - Southwestern Industries
      • United States of America Address: 2615 Homestead Place, Rancho Dominguez, California, United States of America

      Company Overview

      TRAK Machine Tools - Southwestern Industries, Inc., established in 1962 and headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, is a manufacturer and supplier of CNC machine tools. The company's product range includes CNC bed mills, knee mills, vertical machining centers, 3D printers, and additive manufacturing systems. It serves diverse industries like aerospace, defense, medical, automotive, and industrial, offering many services including machine tool sales, repair, 3D printing solutions, and additive manufacturing training. Accredited by the National Machine Tool Builders Association (NMTBA) and the ASME, the company draws on decades of experience in the machine tool industries.

    • OptiPro Systems
      • United States of America Address: 6368 Dean Parkway, Ontario, New York, United States of America

      Company Overview

      OptiPro Systems located in the Rochester (NY) area is a manufacturer of precision optical fabrication machines and metrology systems since 1982. In 2011, OptiPro expanded its facility to 20,000 square feet to accommodate the company's growth. Eventually, a second building was added, and in 2014, OptiPro was named the exclusive distributor for Methods Machine Tools in Upstate NY. Three years later, in 2017 OptiPro was again named the exclusive distributor for Methods Machine Tools in Upstate NY.

    • Shun Chuan Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
      • Shun Chuan Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
        CNC Lathe

      • Taiwan Address: No. 5, Lin 1, Shan Kan Li, Yuan Li Town, Miaoli County, Taiwan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Shun Chuan Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. was established in 1994 and is based in Yuanli Township, Taiwan as a manufacturer of metalworking machinery. The company’s product portfolio includes conventional lathes, CNC lathes, and other precision lathes, among others. The lathes and accessories offered by the company are essential components in metal processing, enabling accurate and efficient machining. The products are used in various industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction, and mining. It is suitable for multiple purposes, from manual operation to computerized control.

      • Taiwan Address: No.1666 Chungshan Road., Shenken Dist., Taichung, Taiwan

      Manufacturer Overview

      LICO MACHINERY CO. LTD. is a Taiwanese manufacturer of various turning machines that was established in Taichung City in 1978. The company produces turning centers in a wide range of configurations, including twin turret, sub-spindle, and gang type models. It also offers multi-slide CNC screw machines, traub-type automatic lathes, and custom engineered solutions by customer specifications or use cases. The company’s products are used primarily by clients in the electronics, electrical, automotive, and aerospace industries.

      • Japan Address: 20-10 Nakayoshida, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Star Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was established in 1950 in Tokyo as a manufacturer of Machine Tools. The company's product portfolio includes Automatic Lathes such as CNC Swiss Type Automatic Lathes as well as Thermal, Hybrid, Dot matrix, and Portable Printers used for ticket and label printing and at POS and Kiosks. It also offers Visual Card Readers/Writers that can be used for all types of thermal cards. The small printers and card readers have extensive applications in supermarkets, restaurants, retail stores, etc. whereas the automatic lathes process precision parts for the automobile and digital devices industries.

      • Japan Address: 338 Kuzetonoshiro-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Nidec Corporation was founded in Kyoto, Japan in 1973 and is a conglomerate with over 200 subsidiaries. Primary products are hard-disk drive motors and automotive parts, and specializes motors ranging from miniature to gigantic. Nidec’s products are used in robotics, automotive, home appliances, agriculturel equipments well as molding, cutting, and machining equipment and sensors.

    • INDEX-Werke GmbH & Co.
      • Germany Address: Plochinger Straße 92, Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

      Manufacturer Overview

      INDEX-Werke GmbH & Co. KG Hahn & Tessky is a German manufacturer of CNC machines that was established in Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg in 1914. Under the TRAUB brand — which the company acquired in 1997 — it produces various machines including automatic and multi-spindle lathes, turn-mill centers, CNC turning machines, and Swiss-type lathes. It also offers accessories and tool holders, as well as automation solutions for the incorporation of robots and conveyors into production lines. The company’s products are used mainly in Germany’s aerospace, medical, automotive, and industrial manufacturing sectors.

    • KNUTH Machine Tools USA, Inc
      • KNUTH Machine Tools USA, Inc

      Manufacturer Overview

      KNUTH Machine Tools USA is the American subsidiary of Knuth, originally founded in 1928. The American subsidiary is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois. The company is a manufacturer of industrial machinery and accessories. The company has an extensive product listing including lathes, milling machines, grinding machines, drilling machines, as well as several others. The company’s accessories include consumables for EDM and cutting machines, machining tools, and machine accessories. The company also offers start-up services, maintenance services, repair, and spare parts services.

    • Weldlogic, Inc.

      Manufacturer Overview

      Weldlogic was started in 1978 and is headquartered in Newbury Park, California. The company serves both domestic and international customers globally in the medical, sensor, aircraft, military, and oil industries as an engineer and manufacturer of welding systems and roll-forming systems. In addition to welding systems and roll forming systems, the company offers various custom systems, tube manufacturing cells, welding power supplies, and laser welding systems. The company offers process validation via pretesting systems and guarantees that the quality and specifications of every system delivered meet or exceed customer requirements.

    • Surplex GmbH

      Distributor Overview

      Surplex GmbH is an e-commerce supplier of digital auction trade for used machinery and was founded in 1999 and headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. The product categories are metal, wood, and construction with machinery such as excavators, containers, construction vehicles, rollers, loaders, and power & lighting. The wood category has saws, planing machines, edge banders, spindle moulders, and CNC machining. The metal tools are lathes, grinding machines, sheet metal processors, drilling machines, and presses. The company buys machinery from customers and is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Automatic Lathe Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the automatic lathe page as of February 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. NIDEC SANKYO: 114,371

Newly Established Company

  1. Shun Chuan Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.: 1994 (30 years ago)
  2. LICO MACHINERY CO., LTD.: 1978 (46 years ago)
  3. NIDEC SANKYO: 1973 (51 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. STAR MICRONICS CO., LTD.: 1947 (77 years ago)
  2. NIDEC SANKYO: 1973 (51 years ago)
  3. LICO MACHINERY CO., LTD.: 1978 (46 years ago)

Automatic Lathe Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Automatic Lathe Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 4 44.4%
Taiwan Taiwan 2 22.2%
Japan Japan 2 22.2%
Germany Germany 1 11.1%

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