DMG MORI CO., LTD. launched DMG MORI SAILING TEAM on October 30th, 2018 and welcomed Japanese skipper Kojiro Shiraishi as a team member. The team will participate in the Vendée Globe 2020, a non-stop, solo, round-the-world yacht race without assistance.
The construction of the team`s boat type IMOCA 60 started last November at Multiplast in Vannes, France, and took about nine months to finish. Some parts of the yacht are machined by DMG MORI’s latest 5-axis and mill-turn machines. DMG MORI, the provider of cutting-edge machine tools and total solutions, contributes to the development of the world’s manufacturing industry with the activities of DMG MORI SAILING TEAM.
The yacht is named “DMG MORI Global One”. It represents our “Global One” spirit, under which DMG MORI employees, customers, partner and associated companies, the team members and fans around the world are united together to support the team. Masaki Takayama, Managing Director of Etre Design Co., Ltd. and the designer of Shiraishi’s racing boats since 2002, created the new yacht's design.
"DMG MORI Global One" left the boatyard for the first time in France on August 31st.