Mazak strengthens Scottish presence with new Sales Manager


David Martin has joined ScotMaz – the sole distributor of Yamazaki Mazak machine tools in Scotland – as Sales Manager to support the manufacturer’s growing presence in Scotland.

David, who has 25 years’ experience in the metalworking industry, began his career as a toolmaker before moving into technical sales roles with ABT Machine Tools, Arno UK and most recently Kyocera Unimerco Tooling.  

He joins ScotMaz with a remit to promote Mazak’s extensive machine tool portfolio to customers in the oil and gas and general subcontracting industries, while also targeting growth opportunities in the country’s aerospace, food and beverage and renewable energy markets.

The role will see him work closely with ScotMaz directors Scott and Steven Hunter out of ScotMaz’s Technology Centre in Stirling.

Jason Butler, Sales Director at Yamazaki Mazak, said: “The Scottish market is particularly dynamic and it is not often you find someone of David’s considerable experience in the right place at the right time. Both our flagship INTEGREX range of Multi-Tasking machines and UK-made VTC series of vertical machining centers are already popular choices for Scottish machinists with demanding cutting requirements; I am very confident David’s appointment will bolster what is already a robust presence for Mazak in Scotland.”

David said: “Mazak is one of the iconic brands in the metal cutting industry and, through my tooling experience, I know the company is already the machine tool provider of choice for many Scottish engineering firms. With more and more customers in need of ancillary support, particularly with offline programming and integrating automation, Mazak’s offering is perfectly placed to deliver a turnkey solution. I’m looking forward to getting out on the road and connecting with many of my existing contacts while forging new relationships throughout the country.”

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