Marubeni Citizen-Cincom is Proud to Announce the Acquisition of Brookdale Associates

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Marubeni Citizen-Cincom is proud to announce the acquisition of Brookdale Associates. This acquisition will be a joint venture with Citizen Machinery Co. Ltd and Marubeni Corporation.

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom is proud to announce the acquisition of Brookdale Associates. This acquisition will be a joint venture with Citizen Machinery Co. Ltd and Marubeni Corporation.

Brookdale Associates has been a leading distributor for Marubeni Citizen-Cincom (MCC) for more than 20 years. With the cooperation of the MCC Tech Center, they have developed many tooling accessories, including the Cool Blaster high pressure pumps, which have made Cincom products more productive. The synergy between the two companies will bring value added engineering capabilities to MCC distributors and customers throughout North America.

An official signing ceremony was held at the Brookdale facility in Agawam, MA on Nov. 18, 2005. Those present were Yutaka Nakamura (Citizen Machinery), Shinya Izumi and Shigeyuki Baba (Marubeni Corp), Kenji Sugimoto (Citizen Watch Co.), Atsuya Abe, John Antignani and Matt Hiroshige (MCC) and Jim and Pat Sasanecki (Brookdale) in addition to Brookdale personnel and guests. The ceremony was concluded with a luncheon for all in attendance.

The new company will be called Citizen Machinery America Inc (CMA). Jim Sasanecki of Brookdale is expected to stay on as V.P. of Engineering. Mr. Hiroshi Shinohara of Citizen Machinery Co. Ltd will be President, and John Antignani of MCC will be Executive Vice President. This new company will support MCC’s efforts and help maintain Cincom’s number one position in the North American swiss type market.

The new company (CMA) will occupy the same Brookdale facility and will continue to operate with the same sales, service and engineering personnel providing continued service to the New England customers on Citizen, Wasino and Eurotech products.

For more information about Marubeni Citizen-Cincom and their full line of widely accepted swiss-type turning centers, please go to http://www.marucit.com.

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