The 10 Best CNC Milling Machine Manufacturers & Brands in 2023

Ever wondered what powers the precision and efficiency of modern manufacturing? In this article, we explore the top CNC milling machine manufacturers, highlighting their innovations and contributions. You’ll learn about industry leaders like Mazak, Okuma, and others, and discover how their cutting-edge technologies shape our world.

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The 10 Best CNC Milling Machine Manufacturers & Brands in 2023

Top CNC Milling Machine Manufacturers

1. Mazak

Country: Japan

Founded1919

About the company:

Yamazaki Mazak is a prominent enterprise in the Japanese machine tool industry that was among the first to start overseas production. Since the establishment of its American factory in 1974, the company has established additional production bases in Britain, Singapore, and China.

Mazak is one of the few machine tool manufacturers with a global production system, and it has actively promoted globalization by expanding its production and support bases. The company is dedicated to providing high-quality products and technologies to its customers around the world, and has made significant contributions to the development of the manufacturing industry.

As a machine tool manufacturer, Mazak’s mission is to make a positive impact on society and enhance people’s lives. The company is committed to providing innovative and high-quality products that help its customers succeed and grow.

Currently, the manufacturing industry is facing challenges such as a shortage of labor. To address these challenges, Mazak will utilize cutting-edge technologies like IoT and AI to speed up the development of new products and services and provide customers with solutions for more automated and intelligent production sites.

Yamazaki Mazak (China) Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamazaki Mazak Co., Ltd. in China, responsible for the company’s R&D, production, sales, and services in the Chinese market.

The company has made long-term investments to establish a comprehensive customer support system, including a comprehensive after-sales service facility that integrates spare parts, training, and service, known as the Yamazaki Mazak China Spare Parts Center.

Additionally, two advanced intelligent network factories, Ningxia Xiaobairen Machine Tool Co., Ltd. (2000) and Yamazaki Mazak Machine Tool (Liaoning) Co., Ltd. (2013), have been established, as well as three technical centers in Shanghai (2008), Guangzhou, and Dalian (2010) that integrate exhibitions, spare parts, training, and technical support.

Mazak also operates four technical service centers in Beijing, Chongqing, Suzhou, and Hangzhou, and has sales outlets throughout the country.

2. Okuma

Country: Japan

Founded: 1918

About the company:

Okuma Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of CNC machine tools in Japan with a rich history of over 100 years, produces a range of general CNC lathes and machining centers, including the OSP CNC devices which it develops and produces itself. The company’s products are known for their rigidity, high efficiency, stable accuracy, long lifespan, and user-friendly operation.

Okuma has established a strong presence in several overseas markets, including Okuma America, Okuma Europe, Okuma Singapore Branch, Datong Daisuke Co., Ltd. (Taiwan), Daisuke Technology (Thailand), Okuma Australia, Okuma Machine Tool (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Beiyi Okuma (Beijing) Machine Tool Co., Ltd., the Korean Technical Service Center, and Okuma India.

Okuma Co., Ltd. was established in January 1898 and officially founded in July 1918, with its headquarters located in Okuchi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The company has a total of 2908 employees (as of April 2009) and a capital of 18 billion yen.

The “heat affinity concept,” a theory that pushes the limits of precision beyond imagination, and the reassuring “machine tool without impact,” developed by Okuma Co., Ltd., are symbols of the company’s innovative spirit.

As a supplier of integrated machine tools and control devices, Okuma is committed to delivering higher quality products and better services to meet the evolving needs of its customers around the world. At the same time, the company hopes to raise awareness about the art and joy of manufacturing that is reflected in the creation of its products.

Okuma’s machine tools have a longer lifespan compared to ordinary consumer goods and can be recycled as steel resources when they reach the end of their service life. With a focus on sustainability, the company is dedicated to reducing its environmental impact and improving the quality and productivity of its products and services.

Okuma is committed to ensuring that its products align with the principles of sustainable development and continues to work towards a future where its products are not only of the highest quality but also have a positive impact on the environment.

3. BYJC

Country: China

Founded: 1949

About the company:

Beijing Beiyi Machine Tool Co., Ltd., also known as “Beiyi Machine Tool”, is a state-owned provider of intelligent and integrated CNC machine tool manufacturing and services. The company is headquartered in Shunyi Park of Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park and has 13 subsidiaries, including two wholly-owned overseas subsidiaries: Wadrich Coburg Machine Tool Company in Germany and C. B Ferrari Company in Italy.

Founded at the same time as the Republic, Beiyi Machine Tool has been guided by the enterprise spirit of “excellent manufacturing and pursuit of excellence” and has consistently placed technological innovation at the forefront of its business strategy for sustainable development.

The company has been recognized as a “national recognized enterprise technology center” and has a testing and calibration laboratory that is accredited by CNAS laboratories. Additionally, it has won numerous national major scientific and technological projects for “high-end CNC machine tools and basic manufacturing equipment” in recent years.

Beiyi Machine Tool offers a wide range of products, including heavy and super heavy gantry milling machines, heavy vertical lathes, heavy floor boring and milling machines, CNC inverted lathes, turning and milling composite machines, grinders, machining centers, automatic production lines, and functional parts, providing complete equipment and process solutions to its customers.

Its customer base covers industries such as shipbuilding, power generation equipment, metallurgy, rail transit, automobiles, molds, and general machinery.

User satisfaction is a top priority for Beiyi Machine Tool. With the mission of “being the technologist for users and the backbone of the equipment industry,” the company is dedicated to transforming and upgrading the machine tool industry, becoming a globally competitive manufacturer and service provider, and supporting the realization of “Made in China 2025.”

4. Makino

Country: Japan

Founded: 1930

About the company:

Tsunezo Makino established his first machining workshop in Tokyo, Japan in 1930. Nearly a century later, Tokyo remains the global headquarters of Seino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.

From the Tokyo headquarters, Makino sells mechanical equipment, tools, and solutions to Japan, mainland China, South Korea, and Taiwan, China. The company’s R&D department in Tokyo developed a commercial horizontal processing center.

As a leading industry player in mechanical design and digital innovation, Makino is dedicated to meeting future challenges and its products have been sold to 41 countries and regions around the world.

The company has launched a Loyalty solution with outstanding performance and is known for producing metal cutting and EDM machines with high precision and quality. These include horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, five-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, wire EDM machines, and EDM forming machines.

5. MAG

Country: USA

Founded: 1798 

About the company:

MAG is a professional solution provider in the processing industry, offering custom machine tools and complete turnkey manufacturing systems. With its integration of international renowned brands in the machine tool industry, such as Cross Huller, Ex-Cell-O, and Lamb, MAG has been serving the global manufacturing industry with its unique technical expertise and strong technical foundation since 2005, becoming a trusted manufacturing expert worldwide.

In particular, MAG plays a crucial role in the automotive industry by providing high-precision components to ensure optimal functionality. For instance, precision machining and honing processes for cylinder hole processing can significantly prolong the service life of the piston.

MAG offers a comprehensive solution to its clients, from processing technology and process design to manufacturing system configuration planning, to the turnkey of the entire manufacturing system. It provides a full range of industrial equipment solutions to meet customers’ needs.

6. SMTCL

Country: China

Founded: 1933

About the company:

Shenyang Machine Tool Co., Ltd. is a joint-stock enterprise that was established in May 1993. The company was formed by the combination of Shenyang No. 1 Machine Tool Factory, Zoje Friendship Factory, Shenyang No. 3 Machine Tool Factory, and Liaoning Precision Instrument Factory.

In 1996, the company publicly issued common shares worth 54 million yuan and was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with the stock code 00410. The company is now a subsidiary of Shenyang Machine Tool (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shenyang Machine Tool Co., Ltd., since 2010, has been focusing on the use of new technologies and materials to improve the quality of its products. The company’s CNC turret branch has successfully replaced the ZQSn6-6-3 copper alloy with the microcrystalline alloy LZA4205 worm gear special material, which has further improved the quality of its CNC turret products and also controlled the cost, thereby significantly enhancing the competitiveness of the company.

Recently, the Shenyang CNC Machine Tool Industrial Park has been relocated and undergone professional restructuring. There are now nine complete machine enterprises, including Shenyang First Machine Tool Factory, Zoje Machine Tool Co., Ltd., Shenyi Lathe Factory, Zoje Drilling Lithium Machine Factory, Shenyi Heath CNC Machine Tool Business Unit, Zoje Vertical Machining Center Business Unit, Complete Equipment Co., Ltd., Laser Technology Business Unit, and FIDIC CNC Machine Tool Co., Ltd.

Through professional restructuring, business process reengineering, and information construction, the Shenyang CNC Machine Tool Industrial Park aims to become a modern, single CNC machine tool manufacturing base with a proud global scale.

7. WZ

Country: China

Founded: 1952

Products: Heavy and super heavy vertical lathes, horizontal lathes, floor milling mirror machines, gantry lock milling machines, gear hobbing machines, rotary tables, shield machines, roller drills, railway equipment and various special machinery and equipment

About the company:

Wuhan WZ Machine Tool Group is a subsidiary of China North Industries Group and is a large-scale producer of heavy and super heavy machine tools. It was established in the 1950s as a key project during the “First Five Year Plan” period. The company holds several important positions in the machine tool industry, such as being the rotating chairman of the China Machine Tool Industry Association and the chairman of the WZ Machine Tool Branch.

The company has over 3000 employees, including more than 600 engineering technicians with various levels of expertise. Additionally, it has 7 national experts and 11 provincial and municipal experts, as well as 1 chief scientist of weaponry and 2 scientific and technological leaders.

The company has undergone a comprehensive relocation and transformation, becoming a leading research and development base for CNC heavy and super heavy machine tools in central China.

With advanced domestic processing equipment, complete functions, and strong comprehensive manufacturing capabilities, the company has been recognized as a first-class international processing cooperation base and a national enterprise technology center. Additionally, the company has been designated as a national technology innovation demonstration enterprise, national postdoctoral research workstation, and a national strategic alliance for technological innovation in the high-end heavy machine tool industry.

It has also established a number of national and industrial innovation platforms, such as the high-end heavy machine tool engineering research center in the mechanical industry and an academician expert workstation.

The company has eight subsidiaries, including WZ Machine Tool Co., Ltd., Wuhan Shanfu Heavy Machine Tool Co., Ltd., WZ Machining Co., Ltd., WZ Metal Structure Engineering Technology Co., Ltd., WZ Equipment Remanufacturing Engineering Co., Ltd., WZ Mining Machinery Co., Ltd., and an Asset Management Company.

All of its products have integrated numerical control and compound functions. The company offers a range of services, including machine tool overhaul and transformation, equipment remanufacturing, machining services, and the production of castings and metal structure products.

The company has successfully produced over 20,000 machine tools that have been utilized in various industries such as energy, transportation, metallurgy, machinery, and railway. These products have been exported to over 40 countries and regions.

In recent years, the company has actively taken on various research projects, including one national “863” plan project, nine national science and technology major projects, two national debt projects, and more than 10 provincial and municipal scientific research projects. The company has developed a number of high-end CNC machine tools with independent intellectual property rights that are capable of meeting the processing needs of national major projects, making significant contributions to improving the equipment manufacturing industry in China.

The company’s new products have received numerous awards and accolades, including:

  • The DL250 super heavy numerical control horizontal boring lathe, which was named one of the top ten landmark products of major special projects during the “11th Five Year Plan” period by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China and received the awards for major scientific and technological innovation of Ordnance Group in 2012.
  • The national 863 project CKX5680 CNC seven axis five link motor car milling compound machining machine tool won the second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and the first prize of the Science and Technology Award of China’s machinery industry in 2012.
  • The XKD2755 × 570 CNC fixed beam double gantry mobile boring and milling machine won the first prize of the Hubei Science and Technology Progress Award.
  • The super heavy CNC horizontal boring lathe received the “Twelfth Five Year Plan” Award for Major Scientific and Technological Achievements in the Mechanical Industry.

The company has played a significant role in the development of heavy machine tool standards and has been involved in the formulation and revision of 36 such standards. The company has also been involved in the approval of 47 national and industrial standards. To date, the company has obtained over 120 national patents.

In recognition of its achievements, the company has received numerous honors and awards, including:

  • The national “2017 service-oriented manufacturing demonstration enterprise”.
  • The national “demonstration benchmark enterprise for the integration of machine tool industry and industrialization”.
  • The first demonstration unit of China’s industrial major technical equipment.
  • Intelligent manufacturing demonstration enterprise.
  • “Innovative enterprise”.
  • “High-tech enterprise”.
  • The Wuhan Mayor’s Quality Award.

8. DMG MORI

Country: Germany

Founded1956 

About the company:

The DMG MORI brand is a result of the integration of the machine tool manufacturing traditions of Germany and Japan. The DMG MORI brand combines the 65 years of experience of MORI SEIKI with the 143 years of experience of DMG.

With a focus on innovative and technologically advanced solutions, DMG MORI is committed to developing cutting-edge products. The company continuously optimizes its products and services and sets technical standards through its accumulated innovation capabilities.

DMG MORI provides a comprehensive range of product lines and a unique market image through the integration of sales and services. This cooperation extends to all technical service areas, including customer service, training courses, and technical support.

DMG MORI is supported by 7,400 employees from 164 domestic and international sales and service centers in 76 countries around the world, who work to meet the needs of the company’s customers.

9. DMTG

DMTG

Country: China

Founded1935 

Products: CNC flexible modular machine tool and automatic line; Intelligent manufacturing cell and production line; Five axis linkage vertical and horizontal machining center; Vertical and horizontal lathe iron composite machining center; High speed and precision machining center; High speed and precision turning center; Industrial robot; CNC system; CNC tool magazine; CNC cutter table; Ball screw; linear guide rail; Electric spindle and high-speed spindle

About the company:

General Technology Group Dalian Machine Tool Co., Ltd., formerly known as Dalian Machine Tool Factory, was established in 1935 and has since become a cornerstone of the machine tool industry in modern China.

In 1995, the main state-owned machine tool enterprises in Dalian were merged with Dalian Machine Tool Factory at the core to form Dalian Machine Tool Group Co., Ltd. In 2000, the Dalian Modular Machine Tool Research Institute, which was directly under the former Ministry of Machinery of the People’s Republic of China, became part of the Group.

Since 2002, the company has acquired three old foreign machine tool companies, including Ingersoll Production Systems, Crankshaft, and Zmmerman, and established eight Sino-foreign joint ventures with countries such as the United States, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, and South Korea.

With the support of the national policy to revitalize the old industrial base in northeast China, and through the relocation and transformation of enterprises, DMTG has established two modern production bases for CNC machine tools and CNC functional parts in Double D Port and Wafangdian.

This has significantly increased the comprehensive production and manufacturing scale of CNC machine tools and functional parts, making DMTG a leading base for R&D and manufacturing of CNC machine tools, flexible manufacturing systems, and complete sets of automation technologies and equipment in China.

In April 2019, China General Technology Group reorganized Dalian Machine Tool Group to form General Technology Group Dalian Machine Tool Co., Ltd. Through the introduction, digestion, absorption, integration, and re-innovation of new technologies, Dalian Machine Tool has maintained its leading position in the domestic market, with some products reaching the international contemporary level.

Dalian Machine Tools has played a crucial role in the national machine tool technology innovation system through nearly 60 major science and technology projects, including the precision machining technology innovation platform for key parts of automobile engines and the research and development of CNC functional components.

Between 2013 and 2016, the company accelerated its pace of industrial restructuring and developed 247 domestically leading and internationally advanced new products that met the needs of industries such as rail transit and new energy. These products addressed the development needs of strategic emerging industries for high-end CNC machine tools.

For over 80 years, Dalian Machine Tools has provided more than 500,000 machine tools to industries such as automobiles, rail transit, engineering machinery, petroleum machinery, mining, and metallurgy in China. Its products have been sold to more than 100 countries and regions around the world, making significant contributions to China’s manufacturing industry.

10. QCMTT

Country: China

Founded: 1965 

About the company:

Qinchuan Machine Tool Group Co., Ltd. (referred to as “Qinchuan Group”) is comprised of several subsidiary companies, including Qinchuan Machine Tool Headquarters, Baoji Machine Tool, Hanjiang Machine Tool, Hanjiang Tools, and Walker Gear.

Qinchuan Group is a leading R&D and manufacturing base for precision CNC machine tools and complex tools in China, and is a prominent backbone enterprise in China’s machine tool industry. With its complete industrial chain, diverse product lines, strong system integration capability, and significant comprehensive competitive advantage, Qinchuan Group is recognized as one of the world’s leading machine tool enterprise groups.

As a national high-tech enterprise and innovative pilot enterprise, the Group has established a national enterprise technology center, an academician expert workstation, and a postdoctoral research workstation. By the end of 2020, the Company had a registered capital of 693 million yuan, total assets of 9.218 billion yuan, and 10,176 employees.

Qinchuan Group has established a development strategy and the “5221” development goal, which is to “adhere to the host-driven approach, build a strong support for high-end manufacturing and core parts, break through the key technologies of intelligent manufacturing and numerical control, and take the initiative to undertake major national special research and development tasks.” The Group is committed to becoming a leading enterprise in China’s high-end equipment manufacturing industry.

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As the founder of MachineMFG, I have dedicated over a decade of my career to the metalworking industry. My extensive experience has allowed me to become an expert in the fields of sheet metal fabrication, machining, mechanical engineering, and machine tools for metals. I am constantly thinking, reading, and writing about these subjects, constantly striving to stay at the forefront of my field. Let my knowledge and expertise be an asset to your business.

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