Gleason Acquires Saikuni Machinery Co., Ltd.

Sep 20, 2013

ROCHESTER, NY, USA, Sept. 20, 2013   Gleason Corporation today announced that it has acquired Saikuni Machinery Co., Ltd., located in Niigata City, Japan.  Saikuni is a leading manufacturer of gear cutting tool sharpening equipment, cutting tool inspection equipment, rack milling machines and other metal cutting and finishing equipment.  Saikuni has manufactured certain Gleason products, including Gleason’s BPG Blade Profile Grinding Machine, for sale both in Japan and abroad, and Gleason has worked with Saikuni in selling certain of its products as well.

John J. Perrotti, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gleason Corporation, said “Given Gleason’s strategic partnership with Saikuni since 1997, the significance of the Japanese market and our large customer base within Japan, the acquisition strengthens our ability to provide our customers in Japan and the broader region with effective local solutions and support.”

Gleason has a long-standing presence in the Japanese market through its Gleason Asia Co., Ltd. subsidiary, with sales and service operations located in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.  Gleason will operate the Saikuni business with the current management team and approximately 25 employees under the name Gleason-Saikuni Co., Ltd.

Gleason Corporation’s mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Provider™ to its global customer base.  Gleason is a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, energy, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in Rochester, New York; Rockford, Illinois; Dayton, Ohio; Munich and Ludwigsburg, Germany; Studen, Switzerland; Bangalore, India; Suzhou, China and Niigata, Japan, and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region.

More information about Gleason Corporation is available on the World Wide Web at