Since its establishment in 1972, Daiwa Kasei has contributed to the growth of the automotive industry through the development of new products with an unfaltering commitment to “fastening” throughout all its processes to meet the needs of its customers. To maintain our commitment to “fastening,” we need to be constantly forging ahead as the top runner manufacturing “fastening” components and need to have the basic concept that supports the base of “product making.” Our endeavors have always reflected the value we place on the concept of “making our production equipment” rather than simply developing components.
In the spirit of consistently valuing and pursuing our two guiding principles of “Unfaltering commitment to fastening” and “making our production equipment,” we will continue to realize all aspects of “fastening” by uniting society as well as joining people and the environment.
❶ Management philosophy
Company Credo ”Harmony”
Not only harmony within the company,but also the integration of harmony on a broaders scale is essential. In other words,integration that is based on family harmony leads to the development of the company,the local community, and international society. It is this concept that is the fundamental spirit of our company.
"We train and protect people."
"Conversation and participation"
Our goal is to develop truly talented people who accept the spirit of harmony, can mutually converse and participate with others, and can contribute to the society.
Philosophy of the Company Founder, Hamakichi Kojima
”Our company credo does not embrace the concept of expanding the size of our company, but does embrace consistent manufacturing of good products.”
The founder wrote this in his notebook and overcame countless difficulties and hardships. This philosophy lives on in the current Daiwa Kasei.
❷ Corporate Profile
|Name||Daiwa Kasei Industry Co., Ltd.|
|Head Office||1 Aza Kamihirachi, Hobo-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi 444-0004
|Ichiba Plant||55 Yoden, Ichiba-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi 444-3521
|Nukata Plant||9-1 Hosokugo, Katayose-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi 444-3616
|Establishment||July 28, 1972|
|Capital||90 million yen|
|Sales volume||19.6billon yen(2017 Fiscal Year)|
|Employee||415（As of December 2017）|
|Site area||30,213㎡（Head Office） 6,914㎡（Ichiba Plant） 65,534㎡（Nukata Plant）|
|Building area||6,277㎡（Head Office） 3,369㎡（Ichiba Plant） 6,656㎡（Nukata Plant）|
|Main customers||- Automobile manufacturers
Toyota Motor Corporation
Suzuki Motor Corporation Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
- Wiring harness manufacturers
Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc.
- Interior manufacturers
Toyota Boshoku Corporation
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
|Affiliated companies||Kojima Group (33 companies including Kojima Industries Corporation)|
|Officers||Representative Director and President: Yoichiro Kojima
Vice President :Kunihiko Kawai
Managing Director:Yoshiyasu Komura
Director :Hiromasa Hanaoka
|July 1972||Established from Wakamiya Kogyo K.K. as a specialized manufacturer of clamps under Kojima Industries Corporation (5-38 Shimobayashi-cho, Toyota-shi)|
|1976||Introduced injection molding machines and launched plastic clamp production.|
|1981||Plant relocated to 1 Aza Kamihirachi, Hobo-cho, Okazaki-shi.|
|1982||Short Shot Detector developed.|
|1983||Compressed air operated molding machine developed.|
|1988||Plant for senior citizens, Flex Campus Co., Ltd. established
DA. INC. established in Indiana, U.S.A.
|1990||Won Kyohokai Award for Excellence for Cost Improvements|
|1994||Compact molding machine for mass production (DMI) developed.|
|1995||DAT established in Bangkok, Thailand.|
|1996||First orders received from Suzuki Motor Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.|
|1997||ISO9001 accreditation acquired.|
|1999||QS9000 accreditation acquired.|
|2000||DAE established in Leeds, U.K.
First orders received from Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Prius battery case developed.
ISO14001 accreditation acquired.
|2001||Won the Toyota Technology and Development Award|
|2003||DAC established in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China.|
|2005||Won the TPM Award for Excellence, Class-2|
|2007||ISO/TS16949 accreditation acquired.|
|2008||DA. INC (U.S.A.) established Santa Teresa Plant in New Mexico,USA.
Won TPM Award for Excellence in Consistent Commitment.
|2009||Won the Award for Energy-saving Equipment Aichi Qualty Company certified.|
|2011||Solar power generation system introduction(200kwh)|
|2012||Won the TPM Award for Special Prize|
|2013||DAI established in Uttar Pradesh, India|
|2015||DAE relocated to Rotterdam, the Netherlands.|
|2017||Established Nukata Plant.|
Nukata Plant started operation in August, 2017
❹ Employee welfare activities
Free Lunch Service
The most remarkable employee welfare initiative of Daiwa Kasei is our free lunch service. Employees can select their favorite meal from choices including a daily lunch set, rice bowls, noodles, and Japanese curry with rice. Tea, coffee, juice, and other free beverages are available.
Recreation and celebrating milestones
Our company holds periodic sports tournaments. We also have a family-like corporate culture for celebrating important milestones in the lives of our employees. On birthdays, employees are presented with cookies and cakes from our friendship association. Celebratory meals are held for special occasions such as coming-of-age ceremonies and marriages. Our employee welfare activities include discounted movie tickets and a gas station located on company premises.
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