“The significant investment was a “huge leap” and “a game changer” for the company.”  – Chris Birker, Kytech Machine


By Show Metalworking Technology  (February 2016) When Chris Birker and his machine shop team attended IMTS 2014 in Chicago, they had a mission: to find a new multi-tasking machine with the ability to run unattended. 

“As soon as I saw it, I wanted it” says Birker, who formed Kytech Machine Works Ltd. in Mount Albert, ON, in 1996.
The “it” was an Okuma MA-500 HII Horizontal Machining Center equipped with Okuma’s Turn-Cut, a programming option [...]