Hurco will be celebrating their 50 years in business at the upcoming IMTS show in Chicago. All Brooks customers are invited to attend an after-hours party Wednesday Sept 12th from 4-9pm in booth 338319. Happy hour 4-6pm, party 6-9pm. Party to include beer from Hurco customer Eli Crane the owner of Bottle Breacher as well as music, an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. In addition, special guests Robert Hight from NHRA John Force Racing, and Ed Carpenter the owner/driver of IndyCar Team Ed Carpenter Racing will be in attendance to talk shop and answer questions. Registration is required. The team from Brooks will be on-hand throughout the event and looking forward to seeing all those in attendance from the New England area.
The Hurco IMTS booth will be set-up this year with 4 different sections to visit, each focused on a different area – Automation, 5-Axis Machines, 3-Axis Machines, and Turning. Special edition 50th Anniversary machines with new control features and advanced technology IoT Industry 4.0 will be in operation as well.
Hurco began in 1968 as the vision of two men, Gerald Roch and Edward Humston. Roch came from a family background in the tool and die industry which created in him an interest in finding the simplest, most efficient ways to manufacture. As computers began to emerge in the 60’s Roch had the vision that this was the way of the future. While few others at the time saw computers moving from massive, expensive tools available only to large institutions to something everyone could own, Mr Roch did. He believed that computers were the future of manufacturing and Humston backed him with the businesses savvy necessary to create a new company.
Today Mr. Roch holds over 60 patents and has successfully built a publically traded company that continues to grow and thrive. One of his most impressive patents was granted for conversational programming which led to companies around the world needing to license from Hurco this powerful technology. The goal of Hurco today remains the same as it did 50 years ago – “develop technology and build machine tools that simplify work to make you and your business more successful.”