Dear Valued Customers and Partners,

As the year draws to a close and the holiday season approaches, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for your continued support. It has been a remarkable year for Okuma Australia and Okuma New Zealand, and we are thrilled to share some of our highlights with you.

A Year of Success in Metal Manufacturing

Over the past 12 months, we've witnessed remarkable growth, both within our organisation and in the metal manufacturing industry. The demand for our Okuma CNC machines has been exceptional, and we've successfully installed numerous machines to meet this rising demand.

The metal manufacturing industry has seen an array of positive developments, from import replacements for locally producible goods to strong export opportunities. Additionally, defence-related contracts, an increase in overall domestic consumption, the pragmatic utilisation of local labour, major government investment initiatives, and a general desire to improve and invest have all contributed to the sector's strong activities.

We're truly thankful for the trust and confidence our market has placed in us. We're humbled to be in a strong position to contribute to the industry's growth.
Growth and Development 

In 2023, our Okuma installation footprint expanded, as did our Okuma team. We believe that our team is our most significant asset, and their continuous growth is a testament to our commitment to excellence. We've been particularly focused on our team member training program, WH&S (Workplace Health and Safety) management programs, and opportunities for our team to visit our parent company, Okuma Corporation Japan. These initiatives have been pivotal in our journey to enhance our team members' skills and job satisfaction.

We've actively engaged in the areas of team member growth opportunities, education, role expansion, and overall employment satisfaction. This commitment has not only increased our team's satisfaction but also, and equally important, the satisfaction of our customers and our parent company. At Okuma, we are united in our dedication to the "Monozukuri philosophy" - the art of making things better. The resulting sense of pride is shared by all.

Looking Ahead to 2024

As we approach the festive season and prepare to take a well-deserved break, we want to assure you that we will be back in 2024, fully recharged and ready to assist all those involved with Okuma in becoming increasingly productive and satisfied.  Our commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction remains unwavering.

On behalf of the entire Okuma Australia and New Zealand team, we wish you all the season's best. May your holidays be filled with joy, warmth, and the company of loved ones.

Thank you for being an integral part of our journey, and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the coming year.

Warm regards,

Dean McCarroll
Managing Director
Okuma Australia + New Zealand