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Japan’s auto industry: the successful sum of its parts manufacturers

Takashi Shimizu, President, Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.

As the Japanese auto-industry leads the shift towards a new era defined by CASE (Connected Autonomous Shared Electric) vehicles, the nation’s parts manufacturers will be integral to the development of high-tech, highperforming components for tier-one car makers, both in Japan and across the world.

Japan auto-part makers: the power driving the automotive industry

While Toyota, Honda and Nissan are just the visible tip of the iceberg, Japan’s automotive industry is driven by hundreds of smaller firms that build and supply pioneering technology and high-quality parts and components to automakers around the world.

Auto-parts makers: the true strength behind Japan’s automotive industry

Having built a solid reputation for supplying high-quality, high-performing components to Japan’s auto industry, Japanese autoparts makers are focusing on expanding their presence overseas, as too are other companies from the fields of aluminum materials technology and hydraulic tools.

The PCBs that will power the cars of the future

With more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing high-performance, high-quality, yet competitively priced, printed circuit boards, Meiko is poised to put itself in the driving seat of the new IoT and AIdriven era of automotives

An unrivaled reputation for quality formed parts for over 60 years

Yukio Uchimoto, President & CEO, FUKUI BYORA Co., Ltd./FUKUI BYORA Group Kanae Yamagishi, President & CEO, BYORA USA Corporation/BYORA International

Metal parts innovator Fukui Byora designs and manufactures almost all of its production machinery in-house and is a pioneer of cold forming, a manufacturing process that has many advantages over conventional machining.


Innovation in top gear

Toshiaki Okubo, President & CEO of Okubo Gear Co., Ltd.

Hitachi Construction Machinery, Isuzu Motors and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are well-known... Nov 19, 2019

Shaping the future of the automotive industry

Mitsuru Iwao, President of KEYLEX CORPORATION

During the 70’s and 80’s, Japan was the leading manufacturing force of the world. In the... Jul 17, 2019

‘The Only One’ company in clutch manufacturing

Yasuhiro Ogura, President of Ogura Clutch Co., Ltd.

Yashuhiro Ogura, President of Ogura Clutch, the world’s largest manufacturer of... Feb 15, 2019

Masters of Monozukuri

Mr. Naoki Hori, President of Yamashina Corporation

Yamashina Corporation manufactures a wide range of fasteners, bolts, screws, pins, resin... Feb 14, 2019

Energy co-existence: the sustainable future of fueling solutions

Hiromichi Tatsuno, President of Tatsuno Corporation

Thanks to its commitment to R&D, Tatsuno Corporation, a pioneer in the fuel dispenser field... Dec 11, 2018

Totally wired: Sumitomo Electric, the Japanese cable king

Osamu Inoue, President & COO of Sumitomo Electric

A global leader in the manufacture of electric wire and optical fiber cables, Sumitomo Electric... Aug 29, 2018

Katayama Kogyo: 70 years providing products to the world’s biggest car companies

Mr.Masayuki Katayama, President of Katayama Kogyo

Behind all of Japan’s world-leading carmakers are the ChukenKigyos – small and medium sized... Aug 20, 2018


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