The Japan Monozukuri Awards, sponsored the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and others, were established to honor outstanding individuals and groups, in order to promote the continuation and development of monozukuri, or the art of manufacturing.

The Japan Monozukuri Awards are given to manufacturing arts that support industry and society.  



Okuma's submission was in the Product & Technology Development category, in the field of machine information (awarded to individuals or groups that overcome serious technical issues and develop or practically apply innovative products, parts, or production technologies that were not available in the past.

This application developed by the prize-winning group, is the basic technology for the Thermo-Friendly Concept, the new concept for accuracy compensating technology to realize high machining accuracy over time by overcoming the effects on machining accuracy of machining heat and changes in the ambient temperature.


Japan Monozukuri Awards
The Japan Monozukuri Awards are given by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry to those involved in manufacturing, especially individuals or groups recognized as having made superior achievements, in order to continue and further develop "monozukuri," or the manufacturing arts, which support industry and culture in Japan, and contribute greatly to forming a more prosperous society.

Awards & News

The Okuma group of research engineers that developed the basic technology for the Thermo-Friendly Concept,

The Okuma group of research engineers that developed the basic technology for the Thermo-Friendly Concept, "intelligent machine tool technology to achieve autonomous, high accuracy machining even in changing temperatures," receives the Award for Excellenc

Okuma Machining Research Center Employees Win Technology Award at the 15th Japanese Society of Die/Mold Technology Awards

Okuma Machining Research Center Employees Win Technology Award at the 15th Japanese Society of Die/Mold Technology Awards

5-Axis Auto Tuning System wins MM Award at EMO 2013

5-Axis Auto Tuning System wins MM Award at EMO 2013

Okuma's LASER EX Series wins MM Award 2017

Okuma's LASER EX Series wins MM Award 2017

Okuma Wins Machine Design Award For Its 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

Okuma Wins Machine Design Award For Its 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

MCR-BII 35E double-column machining center for 5-sided applications Recipient of the “Outstanding Product Award” in the 2004 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards

MCR-BII 35E double-column machining center for 5-sided applications Recipient of the “Outstanding Product Award” in the 2004 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards

Okuma's DRA-J radial drilling machine wins the Long-Life Best-Seller Award from the Society to Honor Machine Tools of Historical Value

Okuma's DRA-J radial drilling machine wins the Long-Life Best-Seller Award from the Society to Honor Machine Tools of Historical Value

MU-500VA 5-axis multitasking vertical machining center wins Top 10 New Products Award

MU-500VA 5-axis multitasking vertical machining center wins Top 10 New Products Award

The 2SP-150H Parallel 2-Spindle CNC Lathe Wins the Japan Machine Tool Manufacturers Award at the 35th Machine Design Awards by Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

The 2SP-150H Parallel 2-Spindle CNC Lathe Wins the Japan Machine Tool Manufacturers Award at the 35th Machine Design Awards by Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

Okuma produces its second Contemporary Master Craftsman

Okuma produces its second Contemporary Master Craftsman

MCR-H (Hyper)—Okuma’s super high-speed, high-accuracy double column machining center—wins 49th Top 10 New Products Award from the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

MCR-H (Hyper)—Okuma’s super high-speed, high-accuracy double column machining center—wins 49th Top 10 New Products Award from the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

SPACE TURN LB EX Series of 2-axis control CNC lathe/turning centers honored in 50th (2007) Top Ten New Products Awards

SPACE TURN LB EX Series of 2-axis control CNC lathe/turning centers honored in 50th (2007) Top Ten New Products Awards

Okuma's MU-V and MULTUS U LASER EX Machines Win 59th (2016) Best 10 New Product Awards

Okuma's MU-V and MULTUS U LASER EX Machines Win 59th (2016) Best 10 New Product Awards

An Okuma lathe machinist is among the 150 people selected for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2007 Contemporary Master Craftsman award

An Okuma lathe machinist is among the 150 people selected for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2007 Contemporary Master Craftsman award

Chairman Junro Kashiwa honored with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

Chairman Junro Kashiwa honored with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

MULTUS B750 intelligent multitasking machine selected at 51st (2008) Top 10 New Products Award

MULTUS B750 intelligent multitasking machine selected at 51st (2008) Top 10 New Products Award

Kosei Masuda, Senior Engineer in Okuma's Solution R&D Center, Awarded Medal with Yellow Ribbon

Kosei Masuda, Senior Engineer in Okuma's Solution R&D Center, Awarded Medal with Yellow Ribbon

GENOS L 1-saddle CNC lathe honored in the 53rd (2010) Best 10 New Product Awards

GENOS L 1-saddle CNC lathe honored in the 53rd (2010) Best 10 New Product Awards