Like all machine tool industry players, big or small, DMG Mori has not been immune to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the tone was one of positivity for the year ahead at the annual February Open House.

Speaking at the opening, president Masahiko Mori (picture above right) says DMG Mori weathered the storm in 2020 and he believes in 2021, especially after the summer period, it will be “very busy” for the machine tool industry and its customers and he is upbeat about the next 12 months.

Chairman of the executive board Christian Thönes (pictured above left) also notes that in 2020, the company speeded up innovation, used the time and kept development programmes and people stable.

“I am very confident with this enlarged portfolio, and with good innovations we can come out of a difficult year in 2020 and have a very good year in 2021,” he adds.

Automation, digitalisation and sustainability will continue to be core focuses in DMG Mori’s strategy and both Mori and Thönes say the company will continue to innovate. It now has a portfolio of 154 machines and offers 53 automation solutions.

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