Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd. is recognised as a leading technology and service provider in the machine tool industry. The corporation is registered at the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has a workforce of some 3,800 people throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Its revenues for the fiscal year, which ended March 31st 2011, totalled US$ 1.1 billion. Makino's wide range of premium quality products includes machining centres, electrical discharge machines and grinding centres for parts as well as die and mould manufacturing with a large variety of applications in aerospace, automotive, off-highway vehicles, industrial components and micro-technology. The MAKINO Europe Group encompasses technology centres in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Paris, Milan and Bratislava focusing on marketing, sales, application engineering and services.