SAMSUNG Machine Tool History
  • 1989 Started as Machine Tools Division of Samsung Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • 1989 Horizontal and vertical machining center technology partnership with OKK (Japan)
  • 1991 Turning center and vertical machining center technology partnership with Mori Seiki
  • 1995 Transferred to Samsung Aerospace Industries
  • 1996 5-sided processing center technology partnership with Toshiba
  • 1999 Spun out from Samsung Aerospace Industries and established SMEC Co., Ltd
  • 2003 Developed 7th generation LCD robot
  • 2005 Developed 8th generation LCD robot, domestic and international sales
  • 2007 Developed laser equipment for circuit board
  • 2008 Developed Y-axis complex turning center series
  • 2011 Merger with NewGrid, Inc. (Managed both Machine and Telecom Business Divisions)
  • 2011 Developed multi-axis Multi-Tasking Machine (iMT420ST)
  • 2012 Developed 5-axis machine (FTV 630)
  • 2013 Completed construction of new factory in Juchon, Gimhae
  • 2013 Developed 3D hardening solution and 7-axis hollow robot
  • 2016 Joined Forces with 520 Machienry Sales in Illinois