A royal appointment for Yamazaki Mazak

The Prince of Wales is to visit Yamazaki Mazak’s European headquarters in Worcester next week.

The visit, which will take place on June 6, will see the Prince meet young engineers building careers in the manufacturing sector.

He will also 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.

“It will be a great honour to welcome His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, to our European Headquarters in Worcester,” said Marcus Burton, Yamazaki Mazak’s group managing director for Europe.

“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.”

The Japanese company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of computer numerically controlled (CNC) metal-cutting and laser processing machine tools and employs 6,500 worldwide.