Okuma Names Caron Engineering as Partner of the Year

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Caron Engineering, a member of Partners in THINC, receives highest overall partner rating by Okuma distributors.

Caron Engineering

Caron’s selection this year is a testament to their commitment to continuous improvement and remarkable customer service and support year after year.

Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing is pleased to announce Caron Engineering, a single source provider of custom development, design and assembly of CNC software and technologies was chosen as Partner of the Year by Okuma distributors amongst all 50 members of Partners in THINC. Caron Engineering, a partner since 2007, ranked highest in several categories in the distributor survey.

The annual distributor survey measures the effectiveness of partners and future potential success of the Partners in THINC network. Caron Engineering rated highest overall by earning the top spot in accessibility, service and support, innovation, functionality and value of service.

“Each year the Partner Council surveys all of Okuma’s distributors to obtain their thoughts and impressions about each Partner company. Since starting this survey in 2011, Caron Engineering has consistently been a top five company and achieved the highest rating in 2015. Caron’s selection this year is a testament to their commitment to continuous improvement and remarkable customer service and support year after year,” said Jeff Estes, Director, Partners in THINC.

Okuma distributors and partners work together to find the most effective solutions for tooling, gaging, workholding and automation and how those solutions can be integrated with Okuma technology to increase shop floor productivity. This innovative collaboration between Okuma, distributors and partners is the largest consortium in the machine tool industry.

For more information about Caron Engineering and members of Partners in THINC visit http://www.okuma.com/partners.

About Okuma America Corporation
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantage through the open possibilities of machine tools, today and into the future. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

Partners in THINC
Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturers. With the open architecture, PC-based OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com/partners-in-thinc.

Caron Engineering
Founded in 1986, Caron Engineering, Inc. is an aggressive energetic company where keeping current with today’s emerging technologies is not just a business, it’s a passion. Located in Wells, ME, Caron Engineering develops advanced hardware and software solutions for more intelligent machining; focusing on unattended operation, machine process diagnostics, cycle time reduction, and eliminating operator error. For more information, please visit http://www.caroneng.com.


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