The Society to Honor Machine Tools of Historical Value (head office in the Museum of Industrial Technology, Nippon Institute of Technology; Chairman Sadao Moritomo) presents awards to machine tools that were continuous best-sellers or were epoch-making in a certain age and contributed to the growth of Japanese industry. The Society established the Long-Life Best-Seller Award and Best Technical Machine Award for "machine tools of historical value" with the aim of contributing to the further growth of the machine tool industry. This year (the 7th Awards), Okuma's radial drilling machine DRA-J was presented with the Long-Life Best-Seller Award. The DRA-J was manufactured from 1958 to 1977, and was the definitive radial drilling machine of its time-fast and powerful even in boring tasks. This is the third time Okuma has won this award, more than any other company. Okuma's first two awards were for the GHU-300 hydraulic universal grinder at the 3rd Awards, and the LS center lathe at the 4th Awards. These awards attest to Okuma's high standing in the industry for its approach of pursuing ease of use and productivity in the development of its machines.

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