On October 30th, 2018 the go-ahead was given for a unique project: The DMG MORI SAILING TEAM was launched. The construction of the Teams yacht named “DMG MORI Global One” started last November at Multiplast in Vannes, France, and took about nine months to finish. Some components for the boat were manufactured on DMG MORI machines.
The DMG MORI Global One boat has been presented for the first time in France on August 31st. After the Roll Out it made its way to Lorient. From now on, the Team will participate in the qualifying race to win the entry of “Vendée Globe 2020”. “Vendée Globe” will start in November 2020, the sailing race round the world, solo, non-stop and without assistance. Initially, training is planned in France and Portugal. In addition, the Team plans to participate at the Transatlantic Yacht Race, "The Transat" and "Transat NY-Vendée" in May 2020.
The Skipper of the Team is the Japanese sea adventurer Kojiro Shiraishi. For him the project is a second chance to fulfil his heart's desire: "I had been dreaming of participating the race for 30 years, and the dream came true in 2016. As the first Asian who joined the race, I wanted to cross the finish line but failed to do so. I was deeply disappointed, but from the moment I accepted and overcome the sorrow and decided to run the race again, I became a challenger, not a loser. I am honored and grateful to sail with DMG MORI."
About DMG MORI
DMG MORI is the sustainable and global innovator in the manufacturing industry. As a leading manufacturer of machine tools, our integrated technology, automation and digitization solutions cover turning and milling machines as well as the Advanced Technologies, ULTRASONIC, LASERTEC and ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING. Our Technology Excellence is bundled within the main sectors of “Aerospace”, “Automotive”, “Die & Mold”, and “Medical”.
Already more than 12,000 employees at DMG MORI are actively shaping the future. With 157 sales and service locations – thereof 14 production plants – we are present worldwide and deliver to more than 100,000 customers from 42 industries in 79 countries.